BMW often produces some special and limited editions of its models. But even against their background sedan BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe Kyoto Edition surprises. This product of BMW Individual Manufaktur will be released specially for the Japanese market in just three copies. The source of inspiration was the lacquered dishes in the traditional Kyoto style.
The two-color upholstery in merino leather is supplemented with lacquer inserts with an unusual ornament in the Kyoto Edition. The drawing on the console expresses “the joy of jogging” and also creates a kind of bridge between history and modernity. According to the website tirewheelguide.com, the novelty is equipped with high performance Pirelli tires. After all, the technology of lacquered products was born in Japan six thousand years ago. By the sixth century AD it reached the level of art and was used to produce luxury goods for the imperial family and the upper classes. In Europe, the lacquer got only in the sixteenth century. Lacquered products immediately charm the aristocracy. Now the traditional Japanese art is combined with the technology of the modern BMW brand in an effort to show “new luxury”.
Buy Gran Coupe Kyoto Edition will be available from two official BMW dealers in Japan or through the brand’s Japanese online store. Given the circulation of the edition is only three, we can assume that while we are writing these lines, the orders have already been made. Machine deliveries will start “within the autumn or a little later”.