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BMW CS Vintage Concept pays tribute to 1968 E9 series

Interesting | March 27th, 2014 by 20
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David Obendorfer pays tribute to the 1968 E9 series by creating 3D images of a new concept called BMW CS Vintage. The project focuses on …

David Obendorfer pays tribute to the 1968 E9 series by creating 3D images of a new concept called BMW CS Vintage.

The project focuses on two models: Giovanni Michelotti’s BMW E9 and its predecessor, the 1965 BMW 2000 CS (E120 series). As the designer says, “the BMW CS vintage concept is based on the 6 series platform; the style, despite numerous citations from the past, is substantially contemporaneous with updated proportions and with modern details, many of which are influenced by nautical styling solutions.”

BMW CS Vintage Concept pays tribute to 1968 E9 series

Furthermore, Obendorfer says that “back then the 2000 CS used to be fairly successful thanks to its sleek line, brilliant performance and good build quality. BMW decided to upgrade the model by setting up a new generation of straight-six engines, redesigning the interior, and the only part of the coupè that had raised concerns: the front. the new front end, by giovanni michelotti, gave considerable impetus to the whole car body. the designer from turin eliminated the large rectangular headlights in favor of an arrow-shaped front with a large matte black mask and four round headlights.”

BMW CS Vintage Concept pays tribute to 1968 E9 series

Inside, the designer opted for a minimalistic approach with simple lines and high quality materials such as wood or hand-stitched leather. The BMW CS Vintage Concept lacks references to the BMW coupés of the 60s such as the four circular instruments that on the CS vintage concept become four small TFT screens two of which are freely programmable. The central hideaway monitor displays navigational and infotainment data.

BMW CS Vintage Concept pays tribute to 1968 E9 series

Here is the concept in all its glory:

[Source: Designboom]

  • Sihle

    RESPECT #BMW CS

  • Giom

    Nicely done!

  • mir

    Sorry, but it looks like piece of sh…t
    For all I see there is no idea, how to recreate old design….
    Front is awful…
    Classic E9 is complete art

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  • Abdullah Chieb

    May anyone can order this beauty?! :O

  • fernando

    Do anyone know what is the song on the video?

  • jason bourne

    Not impressed.

    Not proportioned well at all: The sides are too high and the greenhouse is too low/narrow… Looks more like a Camaro (ugh) than a CS.

  • CDspeed

    I’d buy one, I really think artist behind this did a great job blending the past and present together. And actually I’ve been looking for a 2000 C Automatic for a long time. I have a small stack of original brochures and a 2000 CS/C Automatic owners manual.

  • GreyCoupe

    I think the “greenhouse” design should be more like the original. That said, with some tweaks here and there, this could work. E9 was a beauty…

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  • bgdc

    Finally a BMW coupe that doesn’t look like a 75 year old man designed it.

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  • sdfaaa

    Classic! BMW should start producing this model :D

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  • Abdoul Aziz Wane

    What an eyesore!!!!!! Quite a Confused Car!!! A Hodge-Podge of Concepts resulting in this hideous.. THING!! (New Name should be BMW-“THING”… (à la VW but worse!!). BMW DESIGNERS became LAZY!!! They AMALGAMATE instead of CREATING… Take a look at the 4-series. with NOSE of a Roadster and the TAIL of a Sedan. PLEASE.. CREATE!!!!!!!!

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  • Alex

    looks like Alpha Romeo

  • E21

    Looks like a Camaro

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Just a bit. But i has a lot from the E9

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