Carscoop has the BMW scoop today: the official patent designs of the upcoming BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The leaked patent designs showcase the proportions and design cues of BMW’s four-dour coupe. Compared to the concept version unveiled last year, the drawings show a redesigned front and rear bumpers, which sport re-positioned and re-sized reflectors and different tail pipes.
6 Series 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.
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 will make its official debut in 2012.