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tim330i
04-23-2010, 01:03 PM
In the BMW Concept Gran Coupé, BMW presents the vision of a 4-door vehicle which combines the exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car. The design of the concept study underscores the expertise of the brand BMW in the development of vehicles with a distinctive sporty character which offer space for more than two occupants. This reflects the particular quality of the BMW Group design philosophy, which consists in precisely and authentically translating the specific values of product substance into an aesthetically convincing shaping style. The design process is set through with a passion for aesthetic appeal and dynamic performance, precision and perfection. This is how the uncompromising premium aspiration of a BMW Group product, the unmistakable style of the brand BMW and the precisely defined character of each model are given concrete form.

The body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé expresses sporty flair in its ultimate form. The 4-door vehicle clearly signals the very highest level of dynamic performance with its extremely elegant, flat and coupe-like proportions. Stretching the entire length of the vehicle and therefore measuring almost 5 meters, flowing lines dominate the design, giving rise to outstanding aerodynamic levels, just as the low center of gravity reflects an agile driving response.

The front section is defined by the BMW kidney grille characteristic of the brand - an icon of body design which is not just central but also a dominating element of front design. The kidney grille of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé has a flat appearance, with an asymmetrical side view which emphasizes the close attention to detail. The central section with the kidney grille is formally separated from other BMW icons such as the headlights and air inlets. The clarity of the LED front lights highlights the vehicle***8217;s precision and premium aspirations. The air inlet runs back an extremely long way into the side section, making the front section appear particularly wide. All elements of the front section appear to merge to form a single, elegantly curved movement.

The sporty, flat silhouette provides an impressive body height of just under 1.40 metres. This makes the BMW Concept Gran Coupé up to 100 millimeters flatter than the BMW 5 Series or the BMW 7 Series Sedan. The roof line tapers off gently into the rear, thereby elongating the vehicle's proportions. The forward-tilted shark nose visually extends the bonnet and creates characteristic BMW proportions with its forward-pointing dynamism. This stretched character is also highlighted by the side lines, where there is a deliberate avoidance of the typical sill line. The flat proportions make the window graphics appear extremely narrow and dynamic at the same time. Another BMW design icon, the Hofmeister kink, is especially strikingly formed - additionally emphasizing the exclusive character of the vehicle. The frameless doors give the BMW Concept Gran Coupé a modern character since the glass surfaces appear to merge seamlessly without being interrupted by columns.

At the rear, only design elements such as the lights and tailpipe trim appear to be visible at first sight. The entire rear section appears slimmer and lighter at the center, though still exuding power and dynamic performance since the volume is reinforced towards the sides. The L-shaped light banks feature a slight, almost subtle curve and the entire design of the lines and surfaces highlights the vehicle***8217;s elegant overall appearance. The third brake light, positioned in the rear window, is also fitted with LED technology. It takes up the kink in the roof and illuminates the entire width of the rear window. The powerfully flared wheel arches above the rear axle highlight the particularly sporty character of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.

Another highly sporty and also elegant feature is the rim concept in which the individual spokes extend deep into the center of the rim towards the hub, giving the rim a striking three-dimensional quality. The spokes themselves are not solid but relief-milled, giving them a visual lightness.

The sculptural shaping style characteristic of the entire body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé permits a unique interaction between concave and convex surfaces. It also enables the light to be selectively reflected and channeled. Thus the exterior mirrors integrated in the window shaft appear very light, blending harmoniously into the side view since their shape assimilates the entire line styling. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé is a further development of the classic design of a notchback sedan in which the individual body sections merge harmoniously into a flat, elongated and at the same time dynamic overall image. The effect of this 4-door vehicle derives not just from specific highlights but from its overall appearance, which authentically reflects its character. The car***8217;s dynamic potential is embodied in its proportions and lines, signaling power but also elegance and forward thrust.

Read more news about the BMW Gran Coupe (http://www.bimmerfest.com/tag/gran-coupe/)

Billd104
04-23-2010, 01:04 PM
Thanks Tim!!

eschnabs
04-23-2010, 01:45 PM
Sign me up for one!!!

Edhermosa
04-24-2010, 12:10 PM
:thumbup:I so want this car!!!!!:thumbup:

nupe009
04-25-2010, 10:36 PM
Looks great. I hope that they actually produce it.

kashrahman
04-26-2010, 11:36 AM
I want one so badly!! Looks great -- like a sexier version of the 5 series (which I already loved to begin with). Looks like it may be coming . ..
http://www.leftlanenews.com/report-bmw-concept-gran-coupe-headed-to-production-as-8-series.html

Bk650
04-26-2010, 02:11 PM
i believe this is the same design for the new 6 series just a 2door hard top convertable version but styling will be the same

falou
04-26-2010, 02:26 PM
Great looking design, this is what the F10 should have looked like instead of the boring stodgy design they came up with. I guess they have to leave room for another model to get people to buy. Anyway, something to look forward to.

Alexanderlt
04-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Definitely looks like it should've been the next 3 series! I wouldn't be surprised if it was! I would rather by this then the 2012 f10. This is WAY COOL! Can't wait for it to come out!:)

tati25
04-27-2010, 05:27 AM
I really like it!

Ace535i
03-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Beautiful!! I really like those rims, too.

What will be its price point?

Mike@Vossen
05-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Very nice in person..saw it at Bimmerfest...