Sit Inside the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 20th, 2013

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BMW’s latest concept vehicle, the 4-Series Coupe, debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show held earlier this year in Detroit.

As expected, much of the automotive press focused on the vehicle’s performance dynamics and sleek bodylines. Of course, we at The Hog Ring are more interested in its cabin.

How couldn’t we be? It’s dressed in swaths of supple brown leather and natural chestnut wood trim. It even features hand-braided leather on its seats, door panels, floor mats and – yes – cup holders.

In typical PR speak, BMW describes the 4-Series’ cabin:

Developed by BMW Individual, the colour and materials design of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is tailored precisely to the geometry of the interior. The two-tone Black and Schiaparelli Brown trim provides a particularly effective showcase for the interplay of forms in the front cabin, and light contrast stitching adds a fresh touch to the leather-covered surfaces. This exclusive trim consists of sustainably tanned leather, which makes a convincing case for itself with its natural feel and soft texture, as well as the environment-friendly tanning process used to produce it.

The fine detailing of the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe exterior is continued inside the car, numerous elements of which reflect the exceptional attention to detail with which the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe has been put together. As well as discreetly embossed “BMW Individual” lettering on the seats and door sill strips, the seats are also home to very special hand-braided leather trim elements, which run vertically down the seats and enhance the interior’s feeling of class. The likewise leather-covered cup holders also adopt the braiding theme, as do the floor mats.

A Natural Chestnut fine wood trim strip adds the finishing touch to the exclusive interior. The combination of carefully selected, high-grade materials, sophisticated details and the extensive use of handcraftsmanship fills the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe with an ambience defined by contemporary luxury. [more]

Personally, I love this interior. The combination of French seams, piping and hand-braided leather is not only unique, but adds wonderful textures to the cabin – as does its natural wood accents and suede headliner. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are, of course, first rate. All in all, this is one luxurious interior. 

But don’t take my word for it. You be the judge…

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What do you think? Let’s have a round-table discussion. Share your thoughts on the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept’s interior in the comments section below.




7 Responses

  1. Ferbs Ferbs says:

    They lost me with the piping. In my opinion, it screams old school. Not only that, its a dirt trap and done in a light colour like that, its guaranteed to look dingy in no time. It also looks out of place on the headrests to me. Other then that, the craftsmanship is top notch and I’m really liking the mixing of textures with the braiding.

  2. Selvage Selvage says:

    That’s really cool. But I dread the day that I will be asked to reproduce it!

  3. Gtrimming Gjudd says:

    Bear in mind this is the BMW individual range which is when you can customize you new shinny bmw..if you’ve got a fat wallet!

    I agree with the white piping and stitching tbh
    i’d personly have a darker tan thread and piping,although as the individual range i’d lose the piping in the seat and twin the headrest.

    the braiding is awful in my opinion, it reminds me of audi’s effort with the base ball stitch down the bolster!

  4. Retired… Different Strokes For Different Folks. The Name Of The Game Is. Whatever The Customer Wants. I Can Remember Working On A Boat Cover The Guy Wanted The Batman Emblem On The Cover. To Get Around The Ethics Of Patent Infringement, We Made The Cover And Had Him Take It To An Embroder Who Put The Emblem On For Him Personally. Then We Put The Cover On. Now You Say The Embroder Messed Up. Not If The Design Is Already On His Software.He Pays As He Uses. People Like Different Things I Myself Dont Care To Have A Pet Pig But They Are Those Who Do . Catch My Drift. Your In Bussiness To Make What??? This Interior Has A Western Style Theme. Its Kinda Like President Bush Wanting A Horse Imprinted On The Back Of His Old Truck Seat…

  5. Bryn Taylor says:

    The workmanship is top-notch. I agree that the braiding is going to be a dirt trap. However, if you can afford to have this car customized to this level, you can afford to pay for someone to clean it for you.

    I’m not sure how well the braiding will wear on the seat, but again, the owner will likely only keep the car for a couple of years until the next shiny thing catches his eye, and it’s then someone else’s problem.

    It’s not my taste, but it’s certainly well-done, and I appreciate the craftsmanship it took to do this work.

  6. mark says:

    Looks awsome!!! Very creative!! Great job!!


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