The Concorso d’Eleganza returned this year to the shores of Lake Como, hosted once again by the stunning Villa d’Este. This year’s event was dominated by BMW M’s debut of the BMW M4 CSL. Of course, the new BMW i7 was also shown to the public, along with some of its predecessors. The Karl Lagerfeld BMW L7, based on the E38 7 Series, is one of them.
Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most recognizable and productive fashion designers of the twentieth and twenty-first century. He concentrated on the richness and modernism of his artwork. His E38 BMW 7 Series represented such concept. The L7 was a stretched-out 7 Series that measured 131 inches in total length – 10 inches longer than the long-wheelbase 750iL.
The E38 L7 was a tiny series of 899 units produced in 2000, with an exterior paint scheme of Chestnut Brown Metallic over Gold Orange Metallic. Lagerfeld’s BMW L7’s interior is finished in Chocolate Brown leather. Its individuality highlights the stitching. Lagerfeld went for a bright orange thread.
The back infotainment and communication system, which was cutting-edge at the time, was pure luxury, with features like as a fax machine, VHS player, refrigerator, or, in the case of the Lagerfeld L7, a tiny safe. A glass panel and thick drapes between the first and second rows of seats gave further seclusion at the back.
The Karl Lagerfeld L7 is powered by a 5.4-liter V12 engine producing 240 kW / 326 horsepower and 490 Newton meters of torque. The extra-long 7 Series weighed 2.2 tonnes and took 7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. In these new photographs, we see the stunning E38 L7 against the backdrop of Lake Como.