BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe greenlighted for production

Rumors | May 17th, 2010 by 15
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Sources close to BMW has informed us that the rumored and somewhat expected BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has received a greenlight for production. Details …

Sources close to BMW has informed us that the rumored and somewhat expected BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has received a greenlight for production. Details are still unveiling and at the moment, we have no information on the launch date, but based on the BMW Concept Gran Coupe seen in Beijing, a production car is not mare than two years away.

BMW Gran Coupe made its debut at the Beijing Motor Show back in April and compared to the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept shown at Frankfurt Auto Show in 2009, the BMW Gran Coupe Concept displayed a design closer to a production model.

The demographic target for this vehicles is well defined already by some of BMW’s competitors: four-door coupe buyers looking for an elegant, sort of extravagant design, luxurious interior and driving performance. Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7 fall under this segment as well.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe greenlighted for production

Gran Coupe uses the same ‘backbone’ platform that underpins the current 5-series, 7-series and 5 GT. The car will offer the same mix of six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as those cars, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The BMW Gran Coupe is labeled as a 4-door coupe type of vehicle with a distinctive sporty character. The Gran Coupe has been designed to combine the abilities of a GT and a sports car. The roof is 100mm lower than the 7 Series models, and its rear quarters slightly more restricted. The concept carries the essence of brand values and the genes of BMW design into the future and the expectations are that these styling cues will turn up all over BMW range in the next few years. The sleek Gran Coupe retain iconic elements like the kidney-grille, Hofmeister kink and a less pronounced shark nose.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe greenlighted for production

The Gran Coupe Concept will make its European debut at the Paris Motor Show this fall.

  • Giom

    Great! Now, lets start to see those pshycodellic prototypes.

  • Chantan

    It certainly looks more sporty then the 7 and 5 series. Let’s hope it actually is more sporty as well. That is, drive the way it looks.

  • TB

    Dr. Draeger (BMW development chief) said for German AMS:

    Q: We’ve got an information that the production version of 6er Gran Turismo, premiered in Beijing as Gran Coupe Concept, will be launched in 2012. Can you confirm that?

    A: In fact, we indeed plan to launch such a vehicle. With a Gran Turismo concept car we showcase how we stand out from the competition in the design terms. The new model will also be very cost-effective because we can build it on the architecture of the 5 Series and 7 Series.

    So, yes – 6er Gran Turismo is coming. It will be “just” a regular 6er Coupe with 4 doors & different roof line – as showcased with Gran Turismo Concept.

  • TB

    Btw, it is expected a functional Gran Turismo Concept (more likely to be named Concept BMW 6 Series GC) will be presented either in Paris (in October) or LA (in November) this year.

  • kolbász

    Oh, come on… I’d like to see the M1 Hommage with a 600 HP engine in production, not this fat-ass GT.
    If Lexus could make the LF-A, Audi has the R8, than why aren’t there any BMW sportcars?? (M6 is NOT sportcar)

  • Kramp

    The regular 5 series sedan should look like this!

  • efoza

    I hope it will be as good as the 5GT. It looks similar so lets hope.

  • Alan

    the backlight of these new 7 , 5 , 6 series are all looking like the backlight of the TOYOTA AVALON . actually the AVALON’S backlight is much more good looking ….

  • jocamryn

    @efoza

    Let’s hope not, the 5GT is heinous

    • efoza

      I can not see how you can draw such a conclusion. The GT is just the best looking car around if you appreciate it for what it is- another BMW classic.

  • jocamryn

    it’s a luxo-hatchback…. maybe I’m old fashioned

    X6: departure from the norm edgy and quite attractive

    5GT: departure from the norm, Price dictates a higher status, but the looks outweight the status increase.

    I’m in love with the X6…lol

  • jocamryn

    Since the demise of the 850i there has been no replacement.

    BMW needs an uber-sports coupe. It’s fat heavy and doesn’t exude athleticism. I think BMW has enough sedans, let the 6er remain a coupe. Just not like it is now and definitley not a freakin’ hatchback.

  • X5SoB

    They can make the 6er Gran Coupe as long as they continue to make the real coupe- the one with two doors.

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