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Gamite 04-23-2010 01:22 PM

BMW 6 Series Gran Goupe Concept
 
http://imgs.worldcarfans.com/2010/4/...0986330942.jpg

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/11004232...es-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

Quote:

Originally Posted by voluted (Post 1413584)
**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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1413573)
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.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Qube (Post 1413588)
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.


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