In the realm of automotive legends, the BMW E24 stands tall as a timeless icon. Carlex Design, a Polish aftermarket specialist, has unveiled the 635 CRX, a bespoke iteration of this classic, limited to a scant seven units for discerning enthusiasts.
Crafted over 1 200 hours, the 635 CRX exhibits understated exterior refinements, draped in a sleek black hue and accentuated by BBS RS multi-spoke wheels shod with winter tyres. The insignias of Carlex Design subtly embellish the vehicle, echoing the precision and finesse within. However, the true essence of this metamorphosis lies within the cabin.
Immaculately reimagined, the interior exudes opulence with swathes of new leather enveloping every surface. The seats, reengineered with a retro-futuristic flair, boast enhanced comfort and ergonomic appeal, seamlessly blending with the original functionalities. Noteworthy is the transformed instrument cluster, featuring hand-polished steel pointers set against a patinated leather backdrop, a testament to attention to detail.
Within this reinvigorated space lies an upgraded audio system discreetly integrated into the door panels and rear bench, accompanied by an 8-channel amplifier incorporating modern connectivity features while retaining the classic radio face on the centre console for an authentic period-correct semblance.
The suspension custom-tailored with PK coil overs, bestows the 635 CRX with a sportier stance, calibrated to ensure a balance between sporty handling and the inherent comfort reminiscent of the original model. Under the hood remains the unchanged 3,5-litre inline-six petrol engine, resonating with the heritage of the original’s 158 kW of power.
A hallmark of its exclusivity, a special plaque adorns the interior, accompanied by a bespoke certificate of authenticity – a testament to its distinction among the E24 lineage. Priced at €130 000 (approximately R2 561 395), this bespoke marvel exemplifies a fusion of heritage and modernity, a coveted addition for aficionados seeking automotive excellence.
The E24 still remains a symbol of automotive heritage, by receiving a bespoke transformation by Carlex Design and still honouring its legendary roots, this masterpiece stands as a testament to automotive refinement and distinction.