Larga vida, BMW.
With the exceptions of the Pontiac Aztek, Nissan Juke, and Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, it is safe to say that car design and art go hand-in-hand. Some of the most beautiful cars have been compared to paintings and vice versa, and on rare occasions, these two worlds come together in a more literal sense.
The art car has a long running history, and few do it better than BMW. We recently covered a stunning BMW M2 Art Car, and now another BMW 2 Series, this time from Mexico, wears an interesting coat of paint. As a celebration of the start of production for the newBMW 2 Series, artist Bosco and associates Luis Esquivel and David Fernandes have created a car that represents the fusion of Mexico and Germany, and it looks awesome.
The BMW 2 Series Coupe has become the brand's first fully integrated production vehicle to come out of Mexico, and to celebrate, the San Luis Potosi plant decided to bring in local artists to give this sleek and sexy coupe an interesting spin. The theme of the work was to integrate the culture of Germany and Mexico into a single artwork, and it started with combining the national flags at the front of the car. Human silhouettes symbolize "the engine of the organization", and the figure of the nopal plant reflects the care BMW takes into preserving the natural resources in the environments it operates in.
"This artistic work undoubtedly enhances the talent that exists in Mexico and all the work behind our plant to achieve this great achievement. We wanted to tell this story in a different way and what better way than to do it through art to capture all our emotions. Vehicle production at the BMW Group is art in its own right. The artists are our associates, who assemble each car with the help of the highest technology", said Harald Gottsche, President and CEO of BMW Group San Luis Potosí Plant. While such a finish is not available to order, 160 individual colors are on offer. Long live the BMW art car.