Marc Girard, Head of BMW Concept Design talks about the 8 Series CoupeMay 30, 2017
Former head of BMW Interior Design and now in charge of the concept designs in Munich, Marc Girard, goes on camera to talks about the new Concept 8 Series. Girard does a great job highlighting the most important design cues of the new concept car, both inside and outside the cabin.
The new 8 Series Concept features lines that flow like water over its Barcelona Gray Liquid body. Creases along the hood and large side air intakes give the concept a fluid look. Bold arches framing 21-inch alloy wheels hint at the car’s rear-wheel-drive athleticism.
At the front, we can see that the kidney grilles are actually made of one grille surround, which is a BMW first. At the rear end, we get a close look at the taillights, which have some genuinely interesting geometry to them, as they stick out and create interesting shapes.
Inside the cabin, look for sport seats with a carbon-fiber shell, red-anodized paddle shifters, and aluminum accents. The iDrive controller is new and also made from Swarovski glass, and Girard says it’s a preview of the infotainment system which will arrive to other models in 2018.
As always, Girard does a great job describing his creations, making this video quite interesting.