Rumor: BMW 9 Series Coupe considered for production

Rumors | September 30th, 2015 by 18
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Latest rumor coming from Munich says that BMW is considering a 9 Series Coupe model for production. German magazine AutoZeitung also published an article on …

Latest rumor coming from Munich says that BMW is considering a 9 Series Coupe model for production. German magazine AutoZeitung also published an article on the 9er Coupe which corroborates some of the things we’ve heard through the grapevine.

For starters, the alleged 9 Series Coupe would be based on the platform of the next generation Rolls Royce Phantom and to offset its footprint it will make use of CFRP for the passenger cell. The design is still being explored, but the Vision Future Luxury Concept will certainly have some influences on the potential 9 Series concept. Suicide doors are also said to be part of the recipe.

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@Autozeitung

Inside the cabin, the high-tech seen in the new 7 Series and also in the Vision Future Luxury Concept will likely be used, along with higher premium materials and trims.

READ THIS: Should BMW build the Vision Future Luxury Concept?

BMW considers a series of powerplants to be used in the 9 Series cars, starting with the 3.0 liter turbocharged, petrol and diesel, and continuing with a V8 4.4 liter TwinTurbo. A hybrid version, 940e, is also said to be part of the release plan.

The luxurious limousine would take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe or even the Maybach, and it will be targeted for customers in China, U.S. and the UK.

18 responses to “Rumor: BMW 9 Series Coupe considered for production”

  1. Tony says:

    This would mess up BMWs lineup of even numbers being coupes. This should be the 8 series, not 9.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      no. the 9 series will be the ultimate luxury saloon. then they make a 2 door version which is the 9 series coupe or maybe 8 series

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Yep that’s what it thought but maybe it will have a Gran Coupe Line and the car is like so huge that it won’t affect interior space anyway.

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    Yay! Im happy they are making it. :D good job BMW! it will kick the s class coupes ass

  3. IceDree says:

    Very interesting, but as Tony pointed, why 9? Shouldn’t that be an 8-series?

    Anyway, why not just push the next 6er higher?

    • Icebreakerr says:

      because they said the 6 series will be a sports GT coupe still luxury but the new 8 9 series will be the ultimate luxury coupe more comfort than sporty

  4. Efoza says:

    From what I heard last week in Munich, the plan is for the 9 to be announced for production at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year and yes there will also be an 8 series version, if the BMW executives have their way, which would be smaller and less top premium. The design team are against the idea and even the marketing team is suggesting that rather than having a 9 series, the ultimate premium coupe should stick to tradition and be called the 8 series. Time will tell who wins the battle in the boardrooms of BMW.

  5. CorpFedTaxCPA says:

    marketing 101: the distinguishment of a brand is all in the customer’s mind.

  6. iNoob says:

    9-series should be a sedan, not a coupe. But I think BMW should prioritize a M7, a M1/supercar and a real EV that can compete with Tesla Model S before making a 8 or 9-series.

    • Senne says:

      A very luxurious big sedan and coupe are also very important cars for BMW as the 6 Series is a totally different car than the S Class Coupe. But the cars you mention are also very important. I just hope they’ll make them all in the next 2-3 years. They should be announced next year. Would be all great cars to celebrate. :)

  7. John says:

    Hopefully it will have usable rear seats for adults, unlike the current 6.

  8. Senne says:

    I don’t get this. The coupe version of the 7 Series should be 8 Series (so this car) and an even more luxurious and bigger 7 Series (which we don’t need I think) should be called 9 Series. What about the even numbers for coupes and gran coupes? We already got the 2 Series Active/ Gran Tourer making no sense as they should be 1 Series. I don’t understand..

  9. Bmw Fan Club'S. says:

    “You had proposed if produced series 9-he had wanted to be 1 meter larger than Mercedes Maybach S600 and that BENTLEY Mulsanne. Fuel engine to be the largest 7.0-liter V16 with 700 horsepower only series that whether it will have the /// M the same data, but only with the same 950 horsepower and G-POWER fuel to be over 1050 horsepower. “

  10. Bmw Fan Club'S. says:

    “The forms to be very different than S Class and 7 Series.”

  11. Chris says:

    The Coupé of the 9 series must be the 10 series.

  12. […] BMW 9 Series Coupe topic is back again. According to Automobile Mag, the rumored 9 Series Coupe will be  positioned between the 7 Series and the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Historically, BMW assigned “even badges” to the coupe family but the board is said to be reluctant to revive the iconic 8 Series name and the 10 Series is not part of their trademarks portfolio. […]

  13. […] BMWBlog sources also claim BMW wants to use an entirely new type of power system in the new car. The coupe will most probably feature a 3.0 liter turbocharged, petrol and diesel engine. The engine will also feature the V8 4.4 liter TwinTurbo. Similarly a hybrid version has also been planned. The hybrid version will be called the 940e.  […]

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