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BMW Gran Coupe positioned alongside the 6 Series in terms of pricing and technology

Gran Coupe | August 13th, 2010 by 15
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BMW’s R&D chief, Dr. Klaus Draeger, has reconfirmed once again BMW’s plans to launch a production model of the recently unveiled Gran Coupe Concept. The …

BMW’s R&D chief, Dr. Klaus Draeger, has reconfirmed once again BMW’s plans to launch a production model of the recently unveiled Gran Coupe Concept. The upcoming four-door coupe would be positioned alongside the 6 Series in terms of pricing and technology, but the final naming convention has yet to be determined. The 6 Series starts at 70,450 euros (about $93,560) in Germany.

In an interview for AutoWeek, Dr. Draeger revealed that the Gran Coupe model will launch in 2012. UK magazine Autocar talks about the possibility of the car being badged as an 8 Series vehicle, but the information has not been confirmed by BMW officials and we also find it to be highly speculative.

Furthermore, Dr. Draeger said a hybrid version was also possible. “We are in position to bring out an additional hybrid version since we are using the same powertrain architecture as the 5-, 6- or 7-series.”

BMW Gran Coupe positioned alongside the 6 Series in terms of pricing and technology

Among other groups, BMW wants the Gran Coupe to appeal to 7 Series customers who don’t need a chauffeur-driven sedan.

Draeger said the new car’s 2012 launch would follow that of the two-door 6-series next year.

[Source: AutoWeek ]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584867244 Matt Stokes

    Well, 6 series Gran Coupe is okay, but the sentimental side of me would like to see the 8 series badge return.

    As far as I’m concerned they could call it Eric the Banana as long as they put the V12TT from the 760 in it :D :D :D

  • joe

    i can already see myself re morgaging the house :0

  • Rio

    I guess that 8 series badge is kept for a super car from bmw coming probably in 3-4 years. Is it just me or every new bmw is beatifull streight from the begining while Bangle models are pretty after couple of months

    • FreudeKing

      Please wait till you see this car in a different colour to say that. Also the production version will be watered down anyway when it comes out in 2 years time!!! Yes, two years time. I think Audi and Merc’s future concept cars in competition with this would already be in production and selling fast by that time.

  • Doug

    So there’s the 6 series, a coupe, and then a 6-series 4-door called the gran coupe. WIll both of these be badged the six series? Or is the 6 coupe be badged 650/640/etc and the sedan “gran coupe”??

    • kcsnyud

      Um, probably same name nomenclature, but people can differentate them by the design

  • kcsnyud

    “Among other groups, BMW wants the Gran Coupe to appeal to 7 Series customers who don’t need a chauffeur-driven sedan.”

    Isnt the 7er already appealing to customers that dont need a chauffer driven sedan?

    • plaxico

      No. Thats reserved for the owners of the Mercs almighty S class aka spaceship

      • FreudeKing

        I have always thought that the 7 Series is a pretty good driver’scar in its class. Now we have another niche AGAIN, eating into its existing product market. Did these people consider this fact? or do they think they can grab more customers from Audi and Merc by doing so? They would have to make this car less sedan like if they want to succeed.

        @plaxico, there is nothing mighty about the S Class. The current S Class is clearly a result of copying BMW’s previous generation 7 Series that was introduced in 2001. We are in 2010 and it is clear for any rational person that the S Class’s technology is from the past. All reports, tests and awards confirm the above fact.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

        Plaxico, S class is for chauffers.
        Unless you have Imsonia, its not advised to drive an S class as you may fall asleep from the over-confortable cabin. That is the main reason there is Attention Assist drowsiness monitor in S classes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/binky.boo.3956 Binky Boo

          lol!!!

  • efoza

    Good to see the 5 GT’s brother finally being confirmed properly. Great use of the GT look for 2012

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

    93 grand, thats more expensive than the current 740i. Isnt the 6 series only 60-70 grand.

  • badger

    93,000 dollars….thats a lot. The 750iL’s are around 90,000. Thats a lot of money.

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