1970 BMW Garmisch

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I hadn't noticed last May that BMW had decided to recreate the Garmisch, a concept exposed in 1970 at the Geneva Motor Show before vanishing in total mystery. But thanks to this video (see below in the Section Bonus Video), I'm catching up with this classic car done by the famous Italian car designer Marcello Gandini.



History of the BWM Garmisch


The BMW Garmish was a concept car based on the 2002 Ti introduced in 1970 during the Geneva Motor Show. But the car disappeared immediately after the end of the show. Adrian van Hooydonk, director of BMW Group Design, decided to recreate the car after seeing archive photos. He asked the permission of Marcello Gandini who helped to this new creation.


Marcello Gandini (born in 1938) has largely influenced the automotive style over the last fifty years with cars like Lamborghini Miura, Lamborghini Countach, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo Carabo and Citroën BX.

"Marcello Gandini’s designs have always been very clear and very clean, but also very dramatic." - Adrian van Hooydonk, VP of BMW Group Design

The new Garmisch was presented during the last Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.



Marcello Gandini with Adrian van Hooydonk




BMW painted the Garmisch with the same original color, achampagne hue. For the interior, it's the same central consol with a tulip wheel and a vertical radio. On the right of the dashboard, in front of the passenger, there is the drawer that makes appear a large mirror. Cool :-)


What do you think of this model? Did you know it ? A discovery for me.




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Now that's a lovely car that unfortunately didn't get into production.

Everything about it seems very contemporary, and it doesn't look out of place, either in the 1970s or 2010s, and I like that.

I noticed the rear windscreen design, and I'm not so sure about why it's like that. Also, I'm not sure if I'll like the HUGE passenger mirror, but I guess that's nitpicking.

Overall, a beautiful and timeless design. It's a shame that BMW didn't make it. Though I do hope that by recreating this, BMW could perhaps consider the small kidney grille design here to replace the huge ones that they use now.

Thanks again for sharing, @heroldius :-)

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For me , the rear windscreen is a little weird with this blinds :

But it's a good design anyway.


Yeah, now seeing it from this angle, its a bit peculiar. Nevertheless, I do agree that the overall design is pretty nice :-)

Still, I do wish BMW will take a cue from their past designs in today's lineup. I've not been a fan of BMW's recent design language, too many cuts, lines, and gouges.

Great write up!

The car looks amazing, thanks for introducing it to me. Just when i thought I'd seen em all! Looks like I'm gonna have to do a deep dive into more concept cars

I can imagine if this thing was produced at that time in North America it could have grown into more of a import tuning scene, alongside the Scirocco.

Looks like a muscle car from the rear, I can just see it getting chopped to drift in the modern era


Thanks... it was also a discovery me, always something to learn with cars and automotive design.


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