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BMW Concept Gran Coupe

BMW Concept Gran Coupe

BMW Concept Gran Coupe

BMW Concept Gran Coupe
Make BMW
Model Concept Gran Coupe
Concept year 2010
Production year -
Engine -

BMW presented the Concept Gran Coupe concept at the 2010 Auto China motor show in Beijing.

This important concept was introduced as a four-door coupe. Which is starting to get a bit tedious. It seems like every manufacturer thinks that just because they produce a car with four doors and a roof line which slopes downward a couple of degrees it's automatically a coupe. It isn't. It's a sedan, or saloon car - depending on where you live.

Anyway aside from the misleading labeling of the vehicle, the Concept Gran Coupe is a good looking car by any standard. Worlds apart from the clunky shape of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW Concept Gran Coupe is designed to highlight the long wheelbase version of the 5 series, which was developed specially for the Chinese market.

BMW's rather lengthy press release for the Concept Gran Turismo waffles on endlessly about how the vehicle; "symbolizes the outstanding design expertise of BMW" - and - "concentrates the fundamental values of the brand". They also say: "Its body design authentically captures a sense of superior dynamic performance and high-quality elegance". Which is true. Sort of. But also rather sickeningly self appreciating at the same time.

There isn't many meaty facts about the BMW Concept Gran Turismo which have been published to go along with the pictures. However the company have revealed that the concept's roofline is 10 cm (4 inches) lower that that of the 5 series'.

All in all, if some of the design cues of the BMW Concept Gran Coupe found their way into the next generation 5 series - which is a distinct possibility - it wouldn't be a bad thing at all.

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