The BMW Concept CS was a suprise reveal at the 2007 Shanghai
Motor Show. One of the first high profile 4-door concept
cars BMW has revealed in many years, the Concept CS is
designed to rival the likes of Mercedes'
CLS and Aston
Martin's Rapide concept in the luxury four-door coupe
In its exterior design the BMW Concept CS displays a low-slung
stretched silhouette, long engine compartment, aggressive
lines and contours accentuating the rear-wheel drive layout.
It's a long way from elegant, but the concept CS's aggressive
design works well in context and highlights the power
emanating from the 6-litre V12 engine derived from the
M5's V10 unit.
Either side of the large, distinctly BMW, kidney-grille
are the headlights. Here innovative technology serves
to generate a powerful and consistent light beam: Innovative
LED reverseprojection lights bundle their light on a reflection
area from where the beam is conveyed smoothly and accurately
to the road ahead.
Inside the BMW Concept CS the four individual full-sized
sports seats provide the occupants with all the luxuries
one would expect in a top-end executive automobile. The
innovative design of both the interior surfaces and driver
controls is further accentuated by the use of top-quality
materials and quality of finish. The driver-oriented cockpit
of the BMW Concept CS immediately shows that the motorist
is in control of everything happening at the wheel. Just
arrangement of all controls and instruments, the design
of the cockpit is an invitation to active motoring.
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