BMW Garmisch Concept
Few auto designers have been as influential as Marcello Gandini. With cars like the Lamborghini Miura, Countach, Lancia Stratos, and the original BMW 5-series, Gandini has penned some of the most iconic designs in the history of the automobile. In 1970, BMW unveiled the Gandini-designed Garmisch at the Geneva Auto Show — and the car vanished shortly after. Lost for nearly 50 years, BMW is re-releasing the Garmisch concept in collaboration with Gandini that captures every detail of the original. The concept aimed to create a modern take on BMW's traditional design language, with clean, sleek lines and striking updates to familiar BMW styling cues. An angular twin-kidney grille sits between square headlights, with the Hofmeister kink receiving a similar touch, along with louvers at the C-pillar and a honeycomb rear window cover. The recreation Garmisch was handbuilt in Turin, Italy, just like the original, and fills an important gap in BMW's history.