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      07-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #45
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Provided that BMW very likely will follow their nomenclature's logic (3 Series sedan --> 4 Series Coupé + GranCoupé, 5 Series sedan --> 6 Series Coupé + GranCoupé...) and name the "CS Coupé" the 8 Series GranCoupé, wouldn't it make sense to pair it with a 2 door variant (8 Series Coupé) as a luxury GT coupé playing the role of a 7 Series coupé?

The Ghost Coupé will probably be a notch more upmarket anyway, and yes the 6 Series is definitely more upmarket than a mere 5 Series coupé and is closer to the 7 Series price-wise, but Mercedes do have their CL Class as a luxury coupé variant of the S Class which if I'm not mistaking sells pretty well, so isn't an 8 Series Coupé + GranCoupé duet imaginable above the 7 Series?

The two 8 Series variants would of course share development costs, therefore styling and engineering (as will do the 4 Series variants and the 6 Series variants) and that would allow BMW to finally offer a large GT V12 2 door coupé again!

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      07-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #46
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I don't get it why BMW keeps making cars bigger they're becoming like American cars. Humble opinion
Exactly my view as well.

Only hugely oversized cars in the pipeline, and the only real sports car that they would need - in order to make their claim of a sports brand at least a bit believable - they have put on back burner.

A real shame. Competitors like the Audi R8 and SLS AMG are already planning their second generation of these cars, and BMW hasn't even had a real supercar for decades.

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