It appears that BMW is prepared to consider one more step upmarket with a new concept flagship luxury sedan at the Beijing Motor Present at the finish of April. The showcar is mentioned to preview the company’;s rumored 9 Series, a sedan that would be positioned towards best trims of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, like the rumored S600 Maybach.
According to Automotive Information Europe, the concept sedan wears styling language adapted from the curvaceous BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe (pictured over) proven at the 2013 Villa d’;Este Concours d’;Elegance in Could. It rides on BMW’;s new, modular platform – codenamed G11 – for the company’;s greatest autos, an architecture also expected to be shared with the up coming 7 Series and potential Rolls-Royce autos. It truly is rumored to bring the excess weight of the 6 closer to the 5 Series, which would be numerous hundred pounds lighter when evaluating the base versions of each existing autos. We spotted the subsequent-gen 7 Series testing more than a yr in the past, and both it and the 9 Series are expected to go on sale in 2016.
Unfortunately, at the minute there is no official information about the concept. “We don’;t have any official news but on something in Beijing,” Julian Arguelles, BMW USA spokesperson, tells Autoblog. However, it really is heartening to think that BMW may be adapting the beautiful form of the Gran Lusso for manufacturing.