• Apr 27, 2010
BMW Gran Coupé concept reveal – click above to watch the video

At last week's Beijing Motor Show, BMW unveiled its new four–door Gran Coupé concept. To be more precise, they revealed the car in the Chinese city, but not at the show itself. At the time, we scoured the BMW stand and the only new vehicle we found there was the 535Li extended-wheelbase, with no sign of the new concept.

It turns out that BMW held a private reception the night before the media day at the show, and there the concept stayed. In a 'better late than never' move, one of the attendees has posted a video of the reveal, and we're sharing that with you now. Designer Adrian van Hooydonk and Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer opened the doors on the Gran Coupé in an extended (albeit not particularly awe inspiring) manner, but the concept still looks pretty great regardless, and it also looks very nearly production-ready. Hopefully we'll get a chance to check out the Gran Coupé live somewhere soon, but in the meantime, check out the video after the jump.



[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      damn its gorgeous. one of the best designs i've seen in a long time
      • 4 Years Ago
      This may very well have changed my mind about the next car I'm going to get (F10 M5 was the first car on my list). Having seen other pictures, this is a stunning car.

      If you can't see the pureness and cleanliness of the design, you're likely blind. Comparing the E30 M3 (seriously) to this shows a lack of actual ability to consume forwarding moving design theory.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks similar to the sheeted 2009 Frankfurt concept, minus the the Evo grille, with new wheels:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/05/spy-shots-mystery-bmw-concept-headed-for-frankfurt/
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Razorlight? Strange? Not very good, perhaps, but definitely not strange.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BUILD IT Build it build it build it


      build it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the Gran "COUPE" has 4 doors??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, in the same way the Mercedes CLS Coupe has four doors and the Mercedes Shooting Break Concept has foor doors. By definition, a coupe has 2 doors, and a shooting brake has 2 doors. I guess that word is going to be used for anything that has a swoopy roof line from now on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I suppose I'd need to see better pictures of this to believe this could turn heads, but for now I remain convinced that BMW is incapable of producing anything that doesn't look like a well worn bar of soap. I think Clarkson describes the new look as a "Hyundai that's suffered "erosion"." I'm starting to concur.

      The Aston Martin Rapide set the bar for this segment, and esthetically, no one's been able to touch it so far. Sadly, it's in a rarefied segment, so few of us will ever see one to say nothing of owning one.

      I date myself by looking at this and mourning that BMW has so lost its way from the days of the E30 M3, or even the 2002 tii, when they truly produced "The Ultimate Driving Machine". That's not nostalgia speaking, either. Any modern Ferrari is more desirable than any 20 year old version. But I'll take a 20 year old BMW over a new one every day, and twice on Sunday.

      Of course, "The Ultimate Driving Machine" is not something you hear BMW talking about much these days.

      This "concept" (to me at least) is just more overweight "more-ness"...but I'm sure they'll sell boatloads of them!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Amen. While driving and seeing some older BMW, ie pre-2003, I find although boxy, they still look hot. Bring back the days of long, low slung, deep dish wheels, straight 6, light weight, 5 or 6 speed and call it a day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see an M model of this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, a BMW that I truly like the looks of...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Strange music ? this is a very popular song on TV and radio.

      just when i've given up all hope , BMW makes a good looking car. hopefully this is just the start.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, now that is a gorgeous design. I really like every aspect of it. BUILD IT!
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