• Aug 12th 2010 at 6:29PM
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Not to be outdone by the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide or Audi A7, BMW will reportedly be building a production version of the Gran Coupe concept that debuted at this year's Beijing Motor Show. It may be a late arrival to the growing segment of swoopy luxury sedans, but BMW will indeed poise the Gran Coupe to offer just as much in the way of technology and refinement as the lot of its competitors.

Based on the next-generation 6 Series, the Gran Coupe is set to launch sometime in 2012 and will share its powertrains with what we're seeing in the 5, 6, and 7 Series BMWs, including a possible hybrid variant. Naturally, the production Gran Coupe will slot between the 5 and 7 Series in terms of size and price, and if the overall design doesn't change too much, it'll certainly be an attractive addition to the BMW lineup.

[Source: AutoWeek]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      other than a hint of 7-series fugliness in the trunk area it's hot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a good looking car but it is no coupe. I'm sick of these sedans with slopping roof live being called coupes. Coupe is a two door sedan is a four door. No grey area.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ditto. There should be some other name for them. coupedans. slopedans?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They are called sport sedans. Have been for a long time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Show me one person who looks at this next to a 5GT at the lot, and says, nah its just way too good looking. I'll take the 5GT.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's fine, but it's also pretty boring...very low drama...A7 pwns this in the design category...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I couldn't disagree more.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It is a good looking sedan. BIG sedan.

      It is not a coupe whatsoever. The X6 and 5-GT have a faster roofline than this.

      This thing looks like BMW approximating a new version of the classic Jag XJ.

      6 series is a coupe.

      3 series has a coupe body, although some might call it a 2-door sedan, considering it's length, and similarity to it's 4-door sedan sibling.

      1 series has a coupe. It's a bit ugly, but it is a coupe.

      Go back and read the definition of coupe. Gran, as in BIG, is antithetical to coupe, which means cut-down and compact, and as carriages and cars go, one with a fixed roof, and two side doors. Gran Coupe is the further continuation of an oxymoron of a name, no matter how nice of a SEDAN/SALOON it might be.
      • 5 Years Ago
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      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it. Now show 'em the money!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Knowing BMW, it will probably have a manual transmission
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll show 'em the money the moment they show me a manual transmission.

      • 5 Years Ago
      WTF, BMW. It's like you're deliberately ignoring good designs in favor of...I dunno, being obtuse.

      Gran Coupe + longer wheelbase = next 7-series

      S.X. concept = next 6-series

      Concept CS = Rapide, Panamera (LOL), CLS competitor

      There, done. Profit. People are happy and forget about Bangle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The BMW Concept CS looked way, way better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the front end looks like a blend of prebangle and bangle. but it also looks a bit like
      my 2002 v70 nose...albeit a bit fresher. change out the kidney shapes and plug in the
      soft trapazoid of the volvo and you will see it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nope . . no way . . forget it(!). I'm not going to call this car a 'coupe'. If BMW is, despite the FACT that it's a four door sedan, then I'm going to call it a station wagon. Hey I can call it anything I want to, just like BMW can call it anything they want to(!).
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