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Gamite
04-23-2010, 01:22 PM
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BMW is showing off their latest design study, the BMW Concept Gran Coupe, at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in China. The show will be open to the public through May 2.

At 1.4-meters high, the car is 10-cm shorter in height than the 5er and 7er sedan. Current rumors suggest that the car is already approved for production and will be marketed as the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, a car which BMW does not directly compete against at this time.

Here, the car's "vaulted bonnet" blends well with the wide kidney-shaped grille. The rounded rhombus-shaped headlights sit well above the bumper and create a sporty styling element. This is accentuated by the split bumper with large air intakes with black mesh grille.

In back, the nearly five-meter long car has more conservative styling, with a somewhat short and squared bumper. The car has a wide LED third brake light mounted above the glass, which matches the LED rear light clusters. Quad tailpipes are set into the bumper as well.

The German automaker's latest concept is meant as an ideological follow-up to the Concept CS 2007, with BMW using the Gran Coupe to set the tone for the future of four-door coupes. It has a longer wheelbase, which may be why it was debuted in China, and features design lines meant to draw your eyes to the front.

If the car does get the green light, look for it to maintain certain characteristics. Specifically, the frameless windows and sporty styling at the front could very well make the cut, and show up on a production model.

Also rumored is a shooting brake variant which is currently being evaluated. Look for the BMW Concept Gran Coupe to make its European debut in Paris this October.



Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/110042325841/bmw-concept-gran-coupe-revealed---previews-6-series-competitor?

propr'one
04-23-2010, 02:19 PM
lol, compete and horribly lose against the CLS.

voluted
04-23-2010, 04:11 PM
Looks at least as good as the outgoing CLS to me. I have a feeling this will be another automatic only offering from BMW though. I hate the direction they are going with some of their new models...

Gamite
04-23-2010, 04:51 PM
I really like this car looks. It's a win in my books.

Voluted, every bmw is available in a manual, just not in North America.

voluted
04-23-2010, 05:18 PM
I was more refering to the X1, the new SUV "M" cars, and talk of a FWD mini car. I'm sorry; I realize that comment had nothing to do with this news item but it reminded me of their other new models. I should have seperated that line from the comment about transmissions.

Are you sure the current X6, X5, 7-series, and 5 series GT are available with M/Ts?

**I do love the X6M to be honest but I just don't feel it should be labelled as such given it's uslessness on a track compared to their other offerings. I don't really know why i'm ranting.

Qube
04-23-2010, 05:36 PM
Why does it look like the prettier cousin of the Volkswagen CC?

http://z.about.com/d/cars/1/0/f/_/1/ag_09cc_ltrear.jpg

voluted
04-23-2010, 05:44 PM
Lol wow! It does seem to share all of the same lines. That CC is an awesome car for the money BTW.

hadesm5
04-23-2010, 07:54 PM
nicee

Fe9L
04-23-2010, 08:14 PM
Very nice ass....looks like a modernized futuristic 80s 7er

mstearnsy
04-23-2010, 11:12 PM
**I do love the X6M to be honest but I just don't feel it should be labelled as such given it's uslessness on a track compared to their other offerings. I don't really know why i'm ranting.

You don't know what you're talkin about. The X6 M is faster around the Nurburgring than my M3! Tell me my M3 is useless on a track now...

davericher20
04-30-2010, 01:36 PM
ass looks like G37/Lexus350/450

SickFinga
05-01-2010, 05:09 AM
I really like this car looks. It's a win in my books.

Voluted, every bmw is available in a manual, just not in North America.

There was never a manual E65. There is no manual in E70 X5, X6 and 5 Series GT.


Why does it look like the prettier cousin of the Volkswagen CC?



because they all got a similar body style, a coupe with 4 doors.

Gamite
05-01-2010, 05:26 AM
I guess times really are changing.