BMW CS Vintage Concept

The BMW 3.0CSL is a car I have idolised since my father introduced me to the brand as a young chap. Many years later I attended a Bonhams and Goodman car auction where I saw a restored 3.0 CSL finished in ‘Inca Orange’ and truly cemented my love for the CSL’s unique styling.

Naturally when I stumbled across this project by car designer David Obendorfer I stopped to look at it immediately. This CS Concept is a modern interpretation of the 1968 BMW E9 series designed by Giovanni Michelotti. It focuses on two models: Michelotti’s E9 and its predecessor, the 1965 BMW 2000 CS (E120 series).

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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.

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To me it combines one of my favourite modern day muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger with the iconic CSL and a touch of the boxy and beautiful BMW E30.

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