The Truth About Cars » 8 Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 8 Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Beijing Auto Show: BMW Chases The Four-Door Coupe Niche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-bmw-chases-the-four-door-coupe-niche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-bmw-chases-the-four-door-coupe-niche/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 16:03:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353889

While its German rivals pour into the burgeoning four-door premium coupe segment, BMW has been busy exploring the premium five-door GT segment. With its complement of GT variants complete, the Bavarians are making up for lost time with this Gran Coupe Concept, debuting at today’s Beijing Auto Show. Basically a lower, wider, more coupe-profiled 7-series, the Gran Coupe is clearly aimed at models like the Porsche Panamera, Maserati Quattroporte and especially the forthcoming Audi A7. And though it’s technically just a styling exercise, the Gran Coupe (or something like it) could be headed for production.When asked by Autocar about the Gran Coupe’s chances of launching a revival of the 8 Series nameplate, BMW Chief Designer Adrian van Hooydonk said:

I don’t think of this car as an 8-series, but our marketing department may think differently. Either way, their work is just beginning, and I know that often it can take longer than our design work!

bmwgrancoupe bmwgrancoupe1 bmwgrancoupe3 Re-coupe-ing lost time? Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail ]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/beijing-auto-show-bmw-chases-the-four-door-coupe-niche/feed/ 18