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.”
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.
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.
Here is the concept in all its glory: