BMW’s Retro-Influenced Concept R18

With a clean silhouette and classic inspiration, a motorbike for the digital age

While the weekend of events that make up the Conc at Villa d’Este and Villa Erba are predominantly car-centric, motorcycles are certainly given their due. In addition to their own display area and Concours competition at Villa Erba, two-wheeled machinery is honored annually by BMW Motorrad with the unveiling of a new concept bike. This year, that bike was the stunning Concept R18, designed by …

BMW Recreates 1970 Concept Car: the Garmisch

All eyes on this gorgeous vehicle at Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, 49 years after its debut and mysterious disappearance

It should come as no surprise that BMW would present something special at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of their involvement with the event. And yet, when their latest concept car rolled onto the stage at the opening party it was clear they’d caught the crowd off guard. They did so in a way automakers rarely …

Storied Cars of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015

Six extraordinary automobiles with equally fascinating histories

Determining highlights from Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este—one of the world’s most exclusive car shows—is no small feat. The annual affair, hosted on the shores of Lake Como and sponsored by BMW and luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, features a treasure trove of unique automobiles. Beyond being embraced for their rarity, each vehicle carries a story and the following six captured our ears as …