Wednesday, 6 July 2011

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe - New Pictures!

Latest spy shots reveal BMW's new Mercedes CLS rival in all its glory

It's been a long time coming, but finally BMW has a rival for the Mercedes CLS – and the Audi A7 too. This is the new Gran Coupe, the firm's four-door version of the 6 Series.

First revealed at the Beijing Motor Show last year, the new model has appeared on German roads almost unchanged from the original 'concept' that previewed it. 

Apart from some of BMW's usual swirly disguise on its flanks and rear lights, this prototype shows that the new model is a very handsome machine – looking every inch the more practical and spacious 6 Series. 

At the front is the traditional kidney grille flanked by aggressive LED headlights.

In profile, all the BMW hallmarks are present and correct – there are short overhangs front and rear, a long wheelbase and a coupe-like roofline which is a full 10cm lower than a 7 Series. The C-pillar features the latest interpretation of the Hofmeister kink, which will be outlined in chrome on the finished car.

At the rear, there are L-shaped LED lights, tailpipes on either side and a concave bootlid. One change over the concept is that the third brake has been moved from the top of the rear windscreen (as on a Bentley Continental GT) to the top of the bootlid.

Inside, expect BMW to offer a spacious rear seat layout with just two seats, allowing occupants to stretch out in more comfort. Just like the 6 Series two-door coupe and convertible, the Gran Coupe will get the same range of engines too, including BMW’s latest direct injection 3.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel engines, as well as a flagship V8 petrol. 

The Gran Coupe is set to star at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with sales starting in early 2012. Prices will kick off at around £45,000.

Selling your BMW?
Make sure you get the best price for your old or new lotus by visiting car price comparison sites such as to list your vehicle for free and ensure hundreds of dealers get access to it. Hassle free and zero time wasters.

No comments:

Post a Comment