Automotive Fashion: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi

BMW Italy teams up with Trussardi for special edition 5 Series Gran Turismo

Typically when a fashion house and an automaker team up on a collaborative effort, the result comes in the form of a premium hatchback. The Fiat 500 by Gucci unveiled in Geneva serves as one example, the Diesel edition that preceded it, another. Yves St Laurent and Kenzo have each applied their talents to the Citroen DS3, and countless designers have created special edition Minis for the annual Life Ball event.

The latest, however, comes in a decidedly larger form. And given the Italian roots of the designer in question, it should come as no surprise that they’ve turned to a Gran Turismo – the BMW 5 Series GT, to be specific – for this special edition.

Celebrating the centennial of Italian fashion house Trussardi, this special 5GT is being released by BMW’s Italian subsidiary. It’s distinguished by such special touches as a unique metallic brown (“heraldic brown”) paint job with matte gray trim replacing much of the brightwork, 20-inch split-spoke alloys, an interior decked out in special beige glove leather with contrasting stitching, and of course, the requisite Trussardi logos abound.