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March 15, 2011

BMW's CAR OF THE CENTURY

By Dispatch Departures | Lifestyle

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Two labels are indeed better than one: The proof is in the latest partnership between venerated automaker BMW and cult fashion house Trussardi. The pair have teamed up to create a limited-edition version of the 5 Series Gran Turismo, inspired by the hues of Trussardi's leather gloves. The exterior is a warm, metallic, Heraldic brown, which changes gradation as three layers of paintwork are exposed to light; inside, beige leather is offset by contrast stitching, a design inspired by a classic glove from the Trussardi archive. The brand's symbol, a coat of arms between two greyhounds, is embossed on the headrest and appears on the front fenders and blinkers. Everything under the hood, of course, is based on BMW's 530d xDrive model (unless otherwise requested; customization requires six weeks). The special 5 Series marks the beginning of Trussardi's centennial anniversary. Start your engines. Price upon request. For more information, call BMW Italia at 39-02/5161-0111.

Photo Pierpaolo Ferrari

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