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…
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.