In 1962, a coupe made its debut, the successor to the BMW 503; the design leaned towards the Italian flair prevalent at the time and expressed this idiom with even more intensity. Nuccio Bertone, a coachbuilder from Turin, designed a sporty, elegant and yet remarkably spacious dress of steel for the BMW 3200 CS. An unmistakable element of the design was the Hofmeister Knick, or Hofmeister Kink, integrated into the look of the side windows, something used for the first time on a two-seater. This design element was
named after BMW’s Head Designer Wilhelm Hofmeister and is an opposed curve at the base of the C-pillar, something which still distinguishes BMW automobiles today. The BMW 3200 CS was powered by a 160 hp V8 engine, had a top speed of 200 km/h and above all symbolised an air of assured prestige in the luxury segment, in addition to its confident sportiness.