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BMW Future Luxury Concept Possibly Previews New 9-Series

Published: Sun Apr 20, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: BMW
The BMW Future Luxury Concept in the Liquid Platinum Bronze color.
The BMW Future Luxury Concept in the Liquid Platinum Bronze color.

The Future Luxury Concept showcases a future design direction for BMW's luxury models and possibly signalizes the arrival of the new 9-Series. It stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, for a driving experience that is at once emotional and exclusive. All this is conveyed through the outstanding exterior and interior design of the BMW Future Luxury Concept along with its innovative technology, a pioneering lightweight engineering concept and a seamlessly integrated user interface and driving experience that caters optimally to the needs of all occupants.

"We use visionary concept vehicles like the BMW Future Luxury Concept to show where we may be going with these themes in the future, and to give us new inspiration and motivation. The BMW Future Luxury Concept - with its innovative technologies and with meticulous precision and quality in every detail - takes our thinking on modern luxury a logical stage further," says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

Exterior Design

In side view, perfect proportions - precise, uncluttered and elegant - convey the exclusiveness of the BMW Future Luxury Concept. The long wheelbase, short overhangs and low, set-back greenhouse lend the stretched silhouette a refined dynamism.

In hallmark BMW style, a finely sculpted contour line creates a taut arc along the side of the vehicle, and the opulent surfaces underneath this line have, as always on a BMW, been shaped by seasoned modellers. This hand-sculpted design gives the surfaces a special emotional appeal that would be beyond the capabilities of a computer. The effect is further enhanced by the Liquid Platinum Bronze exterior paintwork, which generates a warm, shimmering effect. An exclusive flourish at the side of the vehicle is the side mirror, which appears to grow organically out of the chrome window trim. Designed as a visual continuation of the chrome trim, its slender stalk is attached to the mirror from below, giving it a graceful and effortless appearance, almost as if it were hovering in mid-air.

More Space for Passengers in the Rear

For the occupants of the rear seats, the BMW Future Luxury Concept offers a luxurious haven of personal space. Two large, deeply contoured single seats add to the appeal, inviting passengers to retire into their own personal "comfort zone". A retractable table, the angled Rear Seat Displays and the rigid backs of the front seats create a very private ambience, sectioning this area off from the rest of the interior.

The sense of privacy is accentuated by modern, flowing geometry and the use of select materials, with lavish wood surfaces extending from the rear parcel shelf to enfold the rear seat occupants in a cosseting three-dimensional space. Strategically placed lighting slats integrated into the wood echo the surrounding styling and, with their warm glow, accentuate the modern and cosy ambience. Finest-quality aniline leather in Batavia brown and a lighter Silk shade, Silk nubuk leather and the warm brown, layered lime wood all have a natural aura which offers unique visual appeal and quality. The division between darker materials in the upper areas and light materials in the lower areas creates a feeling of warmth and a luxurious sense of space. A deep-pile pure silk carpet rounds off the exclusive array of materials in the interior of the BMW Future Luxury Concept.

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