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05/05/2010    11:55 PM
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World Premier in Beijing: The BMW Concept Gran CoupeNew BMW Design concept aimed at giving direction to future BMW design trends in the midsize and premium markets
The underlying theme is the most sporty and elegant high performance 4-door on the market
Flat and coupe like proportions
Over 16 feet long (5 meters)
4.6 ft tall (1.4 meters) [this is 3" lower then a 5 series]
Frameless Windows
LED Detailing

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04/27/2010    4:00 PM
COMMENTS: 202

World Premier in Beijing: The BMW Concept Gran CoupeNew BMW Design concept aimed at giving direction to future BMW design trends in the midsize and premium markets
The underlying theme is the most sporty and elegant high performance 4-door on the market
Flat and coupe like proportions
Over 16 feet long (5 meters)
4.6 ft tall (1.4 meters) [this is 3" lower then a 5 series]
Frameless Windows
LED Detailing

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04/26/2010    11:00 AM
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According to BMW insider SCOTT26, the Gran Coupe has already been approved for production, with a standard model available for completion in a short time frame. But, the fully working concept version (the one in Beijing has no interior or mechanicals) will not debut until the Paris Autoshow. The final Gran Coupe concept car will feature innovative interior design and materials, with use of glass, copper, stone, and wood.

04/23/2010    5:25 PM
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Here are the first live photos of the BMW Gran Coupe Concept from the Beijing unveiling. The concept is reportedly already green lighted for production and will become the 6-series Gran Coupe, a low slung 4-door “coupe” to take on the likes of the Mercedes CLS and Audi A7.

04/23/2010    9:01 AM
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BMW insider has revealed that the BMW Concept Gran Coupe has already been approved for production as the 6-series Gran Coupe. The new 6-series line will thus have 3 variants – the coupe, Gran Coupe, and convertible. A shooting brake model concept has also been built for evaluation. The BMW Concept Gran Coupe will make its debut at the 2010 Paris auto show.

04/23/2010    7:45 AM
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BMW has just revealed the BMW Concept Gran Coupe at the Beijing Auto Show. It’s a stunning, sleek low slung 4-door sports coupe ready to take on the likes of the Mercedes CLS, Porsche Panamera and upcoming Audi A7. The Gran Coupe concept will debut at the 2010 Paris autoshow. Full details and photos inside!

04/22/2010    3:45 PM
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BMW has announced that its all-electric “Megacity Vehicle” line will launc in 2013. This line of vehicles was designed from the ground up to be fully electric vehicles and will be significantly lighter than conventional cars with heavy use of carbon fiber. It will be a zero-emission urban car for the world’s metropolitan regions. It is currently being developed as part of project i and will be available from 2013 under a sub-brand of BMW.

03/28/2010    1:00 PM
COMMENTS: 10

Remember these spyshots? Looks like the photos were of a FWD hydrogen hybrid 1-series test car afterall, according to autoblog.nl. The 1-series hydrogen hybrid concept is powered by a 120hp 4 cylinder gas engine, hydrogen fuel, cell, electric motor, FWD and RWD!. The car operates on FWD on longer trips and RWD on shorter trips (RWD powered by electric motor). The fuel cell converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, which recharges the batteries. The energy generated from braking will also be converted to electricity and stored for use.

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03/26/2010    12:58 AM
COMMENTS: 14

March 25, 2010

25 Years of BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH

Innovative force entails future capability. The BMW Group owes its status as the worlds most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles to an outstanding development concept in all areas relevant to driving pleasure, sustainability and safety. The principles of this pre-eminence have been forged over the last quarter of a century in BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH. The researchers operating within the framework of this think tank develop technologies and concepts for individual mobility in tomorrows world. The subsidiary was created 25 years ago as BMW Technik GmbH. With this company the BMW Group has a centre of competence that is unique throughout the world. It safeguards and expands technology … CONTINUED