BMW Gran Coupe into production in the 2nd quarter of 2012
After BMW unveiled the Gran Coupe Concept at the Beijing Auto Show, the rumors about a production versionimmediately began. Today those rumors were confirmed: the BMW Gran Coupe concept will go into production in the second quarter of 2012 as a 6-Series model. The production version will compete with models like the Maserati Quattroporte, the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera.
The Gran Coupe will be built on the same platform as the current 5-series, 7-series, and 5-Series GT which should make for an easy production. The Gran Coupe will also be powered by the same six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as those models.
The Concept Gran Coupe features a long wheelbase, a vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines, a set-back greenhouse, a flat silhouette and a coupe-style roof line. The front section is defined by the BMW kidney grille formally separated from other BMW icons such as the headlights and air inlets.
The BMW Gran Coupe should be a quick and easy production for BMW considering all of its borrowed parts from previous models. We should expect a production model fairly soon. Maybe at this year’s Paris Auto Show?