The world has just witnessed the premiere of the Concept Gran Coupe by BMW Group. The Bavarian automaker calls it a four-door coupe, which is fancy marketing talk for a saloon with sportier body proportions.
The car looks extremely production ready and it could very well enter the market within a year or two offering, offering competition to the Porsche Panamera, the next Mercedes-Benz CLS and the upcoming Audi A7. It could possibly carry the 8-Series badge on the boot.
The five-meter long Gran Coupé, which is a follow up to BMW's much more aggressive and unique 2007 Concept CS, comes with a very low body height of just under 1,400mm making it up to 100mm flatter than the 5 Series or the 7 Series sedans.
BMW also talks about "striking dynamic proportions", "sporty, flat silhouette" and "sculptural shaping" that fuse "the exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car".
To me, the car looks like a “guitar duck” version of the 2010 5-Series / 7 Series.