With a new video, rendering artist David Obendorfer reminds us of his BMW Concept CS Vintage, which has lost none of its fascination and still offers a really interesting combination of old and new BMW design elements. Back in 2014, Obendorfer unveiled its homemade project – which 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). “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,” Obendorfer said at the time.
The technical basis for the BMW Concept CS Vintage is the current BMW 6 Series. Typical BMW design elements, such as Hofmeister kink, dual round headlights and double kidney, are still present but slightly inclined forward – a characteristic of many BMW models in the modern interpretation of E9.
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 new video update: