BMW has announced its interpretation of the four-door coupé. Following in the footsteps of the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz’s CLS and the Porsche Panamera, the Gran Coupé is said to offer a level of practicality missing from its premium rivals.
First unveiled in concept format, back at the 2007 Shanghai motor show as the Concept CS, the concept fell foul of the global recession before resurfacing at Beijing last year – again, in concept format.
Lining up as the third model in the 6-Series portfolio, the Gran Coupé retains most of the stylistic traits of the Coupé and Cabrio – from the DRG to the detailing on the flanks. The car’s silhouette mimics the Coupe’s flowing roofline, which disperses into a high rear deck.
Inside, the car retains much of the 6-Series interior architecture, the cocooning dash and central tunnel are present, lavishly appointed in leather and other exclusive materials. BMW says that the cockpit extends further than the driver, with the interior offering a ‘harmonious connection all the way from the IP to the rear compartment’.