BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

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      During the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW revealed its Concept Skytop car, a unique vehicle with colored crystals in the steering wheel, gearshift, and seats. The event also featured the 20th BMW Art Car, redesigned by artist Julie Mehretu.

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      The Concept Skytop is a two-seater car with leather seats in a reddish-brown color scheme. Handcrafted leather details adorn various parts of the interior, inspired by Budapest leather shoes. The custom-cut crystals make the steering wheel, gearshift, and seats sparkle in different colors when hit by natural light.

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      The exterior design of the Concept Skytop pays homage to BMW’s heritage, with a shark-nose design, illuminated kidney grille, and sharp LED headlamps. The car has a unique roof design with two removable parts that can be stored in the luggage space. The absence of traditional door handles is replaced by ‘winglets’ above the doors, which open when touched.

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

      The car features a V8 engine from BMW’s drivetrain portfolio and showcases the brand’s dedication to innovative design and craftsmanship. The rear of the car transitions from a reddish-brown roof to a silver finish, crafted by a master painter at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. The Concept Skytop combines modern features with classic BMW design elements, making it a standout concept car.

      BMW’s Concept Skytop: A Blend of Art and Engineering

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