Concept Gran Coupe
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
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
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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