The upcoming 6 Series Gran Coupe’s exterior design has apparently been revealed in these renderings found in a BMW patent filing. This design remains fairly close to the BMW Concept Gran Coupe revealed a year ago at the Beijing Autoshow. The front fascia loses some of its more aggressive styling bits such as the aggressive side intake inlets in favor of the production 6-series bumper. The wheels have also been sized down for practical purposes.
Expect the 6 Series Gran Coupe to feature the same range of engines as the current 6-series coupe and convertible.
Based on previously info, we’ve tentatively pegged its debut to be sometime mid-next year.
Anders Warming, Head of Exterior Design BMW, provides some great insight into the details and ideas behind the stunning Concept Gran Coupe, pointing out classic BMW design cues, as well as hints towards the future of BMW design.
In case you missed this information (as it was added later), BMW insider Scott26 has disclosed plans for an 6-series M Gran Coupe, two gasoline versions, two diesel versions, and an ActiveHybrid version. The tentative release and sales schedule has also been provided - Summer 2012 debut in Paris or Beijing and on sale in late 2012.
It’s official! BMW officials at the Gran Coupe Welt premier have acknowledged that this concept car will join the coupe and cabrio in the next 6-series lineup. We have been told that it will be marketed as the “6-series Gran Coupe” and will be BMW’s first sedan “coupe,” to take on the likes of the MB CLS and Porsche Panamera.
The BMW Concept Gran Coupe is set to make its German debut at BMW Welt. BMW’s latest concept car will premier at the Welt beginning this Thursday at 5PM (until Aug. 4) in a free party open to the public. Stay tuned to our site for photos.
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.
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.
We’ve been given some very strong hints that the front and rear design of the just unveiled stunning BMW Gran Coupe Concept signals the design of the upcoming F12 6-series coupe. Our resident photoshop guru Gerald Alvarez has wasted no time in rendering a 6-series coupe based on this knowledge.
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.