» » »

BMW GINA Lemoore CA

Two-seater roadsters are usually lambasted as 'hairdressers' cars' – and with good reason. BMW's next-generation Z4 GINA1 concept is the exception though. Not only does it look 10 times as aggressive as its peers, it's loaded with groundbreaking trickery too; most obviously a complete fabric-like skin.

Crevier BMW
(714) 835-3171
1500 Auto Mall Dr
Santa Ana, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-8:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

BMW of Palm Springs
(760) 324-7071
3737 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-8:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM-Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stevens Creek BMW
(408) 249-9070
4343 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

BMW of San Diego
(858) 560-5050
5090 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM-Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

South Bay BMW
(310) 939-1857
2775 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA
 
BMW Encinitas
(760) 753-6301
1302 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA
 
BMW South County
(619) 873-4386
720 El Cajon Blvd
El Cajon, CA
 
Nick Alexander Imports
(323) 583-1901
6333 S Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 8:30 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

BMW of Mountain View
(650) 943-1000
150 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

BMW of Humboldt Bay
(707) 839-4269
1795 Central Ave
McKinleyville, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-7:30 AM - 6:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

BMW GINA

Provided By:

Two-seater roadsters are usually lambasted as ‘hairdressers’ cars’ – and with good reason. BMW’s next-generation Z4 GINA1 concept is the exception though. Not only does it look 10 times as aggressive as its peers, it’s loaded with groundbreaking trickery too; most obviously a complete fabric-like skin.

The entire shell is covered in a stretched waterproof material that can mould itself to suit different environments at the push of a button2. The specially developed fabric is supported by metal wire structures with attached electro-hydraulics that stretch in different directions to open, close and change the contours of the vehicle to enhance practicality, performance and looks3.

It’s doubtful we’ll see the concept (or technology) in production any time soon but it’s crazy nevertheless.

BONNET

A split in the bonnet surgically opens up from the centre outwards to reveal filler caps for the engine oil, cooling and washer tanks; allowing the driver easy access to the essential servicing points.

SPOILER

At speed, a boot spoiler automatically rises beneath the fabric to increase downforce5.

LIGHTS

Both the head and tail lights remain hidden until activated, where the fabric will peel open to reveal both front lamps (almost like eyes) and rear units will illuminate from behind the fabric.

DOORS

The Lamborghini-style4 doors swing both outwards and upwards, creating a defined bulk of folded material that completely disappears when closed.

INTERIOR

The seats, headrests, steering wheel and gauges automatically move into position if and when the driver sits in the vehicle. The seats adjust to previously stored driver/passenger data. Swish.


Maxim Online