BMW 9 Series Gran Coupe planned above the 7 Series?

Rumors | February 25th, 2016 by 14
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As we’re approaching the BMW 100 years celebrations, more and more news around future models come to front. Over the last few months the rumormill …

As we’re approaching the BMW 100 years celebrations, more and more news around future models come to front. Over the last few months the rumormill went back and forth from 8 Series to 9 Series models, with the latest piece of news coming out this week and pointing to a potential 8er model arriving before 2020.

According to our sister-magazine Bimmertoday, BMW might be planning a new series above the current 7 Series. Featuring a four-door coupe style, the new series will be a successor of the iconic E31 8 Series.

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BMW is no stranger of such model. In 2007, they surprised everyone with the beautiful CS Concept which almost made it into production. Originally drawn by Karim Habib – who is now responsible for the entire design team at BMW – the four-door luxury coupe featured a modern interpretation of a large limousine with attractive lines and futuristic looks.

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A modern interpretation of the CS Concept was the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, which, however, has only two doors and therefore according to our information does not constitute a realistic view of the possible next top model.

Regardless of the number of doors and the badge used, it seems clear that the new BMW would use the technology of the current 7 Series, including Carbon Core.

The 9 Series Gran Coupe project – or whichever name the Bavarians will use – is likely not a priority in Munich, but with the success of the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe and the fast growing high-end luxury car market, the BMW executive team has no option other than to explore those options and likely draw up some potential variants.

14 responses to “BMW 9 Series Gran Coupe planned above the 7 Series?”

  1. raleedy says:

    8, 9, 10 series, 6.5 Series, whatever–BMW really needs more models.

  2. Fritz says:

    Although i like the new 7 series, it’s a pity no real exterior design cues of the Gran Lusso and Vision Future Luxury were used.

  3. Efoza says:

    For sure, the new big beast is coming and all will be revealed later this year.
    It is for this reason that the new 7 has been released in such a conservative plain design. The idea Istanbul make the new flagship beast to look the future and not be undermined by the looks of the new 7.

  4. Chris says:

    There will be no 9 series GC as it is only for even numbered series. If anything there will be a 8 series. The 9 series will be a sedan.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Well a Gran Coupe is still technically a sedan. The thing is, for the size of the thing, it won’t actually hurt that much in terms of interior space to have that shape. And seeing how luxurious and good the 6 Series Gran Coupe looked, it won’t surprise me if that was where BMW aims for when they think about a flagship.

      Plus it will help distinguish it from the LWB Ghost, and give it a real BMW appeal.

  5. Icebreakerr says:

    cant wait till BMW make this V12 BEAST the gran lusso and FVL was stunning

  6. Seven23 says:

    What if the 8-series inspired and based on i8 ?

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