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      05-01-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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Question Could this be the BMW 6 Series GT?

BMW is increasing their marketing efforts in creating more hype around the next generation 6 Series. If until recently most of the BMW related news were focusing on the 2011 5 Series, the past few weeks have been all about the upcoming, redesigned 6 Series family. Just a month ago, we learned for the first time that BMW will expand the Gran Turismo family by adding a premium 4-door sports car vehicle labeled as BMW 6 Series GT.

Today, a rendering of what it looks like a 4-dour coupe-like BMW model was released onto the Germancarzone forum. Even though no other details are known at this time, the car in the image seems to fit the 6GT profile.

The 6 GT will be a “progression” of a sports coupe vehicle and it will be the first BMW coupe with a hatchback and four doors. We expect to see frameless suicide doors at the rear, as seen on the Mazda RX-8. BMW 6 Series GT will have a different look when compared to the 6er Coupe and Convertible with a wider grille and headlights which sit above the grille positioned on each corner.

The headlights when looked at from the side are heavily raked into the front wings to give a more dynamic sporty look. The typical 6 Series flared wheel arches remain intact and will retain the 6ers muscular proportions.

GT 6 will be all about dynamics, performance and style and BMW looks at the new Porsche Panamera as a competitor.

There will be several engine options, from a single gasoline V8 Twin-Turbo engine to a Hybrid and six cylinder diesel engine. It is being said that the M Division will offer their expertise as the car will offer unique potential.

If you’re wondering which customers will BMW target, then you should know that the ideal customers for the GT 6 will be the ones attracted by style and performance.

We should have more information for you over the course of the summer as more details emerge.

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they forgot to photoshop handles on the rear doors

Looks good if they make it to production
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they forgot to photoshop handles on the rear doors
there is no handle on the outside of a suicide door . it located on the door jamb, which is obviously out of sight when the door is closed. take a look:



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they forgot to photoshop handles on the rear doors

Looks good if they make it to production
haha good catch!
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will this be a Audi A7 and Mercedes CLS competitor???
hope they won't cancel it like the 7er CS
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I hate the use of the term GT for all their weird little projects. The 6 series and more accuratly the M6 is a Gran Touring car. A 4 door 6 series is just a whored up 5 series not a "GT"

What's next an LX?
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If BMW is going forward with this car, they're not going to make it equipped with suicide doors ala Mazda. This car will compete with the likes of MB CLS.



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Could this be the BMW 6 Series GT?
No.
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they forgot to photoshop handles on the rear doors

Looks good if they make it to production
Good catch lol.
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there is no handle on the outside of a suicide door . it located on the door jamb, which is obviously out of sight when the door is closed. take a look:



BMW would never use suicide doors. They're a gimmick imo. Our FJ has them and they're just annoying. They'd look out of place on a German luxo car.
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I hate the use of the term GT for all their weird little projects. The 6 series and more accuratly the M6 is a Gran Touring car. A 4 door 6 series is just a whored up 5 series not a "GT"

What's next an LX?
GT refers to a car's characteristics. Usually it's a two door, but basically it's a car that has the ability to blend sporty driving characteristics with a comfortable cruising nature, so it's not exactly out of place to call this a GT.
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If BMW is going forward with this car, they're not going to make it equipped with suicide doors ala Mazda. This car will compete with the likes of MB CLS.

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GT refers to a car's characteristics. Usually it's a two door, but basically it's a car that has the ability to blend sporty driving characteristics with a comfortable cruising nature, so it's not exactly out of place to call this a GT.
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BMW would never use suicide doors.
They used them on the Rolls Phantom

edit: and the Mini Clubman
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Suicide doors. Past, and they are mostly just that, and present.

Austin FX4 — the classic London black cab
EMW 340 (1949-1955) — front door
Adler Typ 10 2,5 Litre (1937-1940)
Bentley State Limousine
Bugatti Type 57 (1934)
Bugatti T57 Aerolithe (1935)
Bugatti Atlantic (1937)
Buick Roadmaster (1936-1939) - rear door on 4-door sedans and convertibles
Chevrolet Master - 1935 2 Dr
Chevrolet Master Deluxe - 1935 2 Dr
Chevrolet Silverado - 1998 - present
Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton
Chrysler Royal
Citroën 2CV — early models (1948-1964)
Citroën Traction Avant (1934-1957)
Citroën H Van
Delahaye
DKW F7 (1937-1939)
DKW F8 (1939-1942)
DKW 1000 S (Front door) (1958 - 1961)
Facel Vega Excellence
Fiat Topolino (1936-1955)
Fiat 508 Balilla (1934-1939) - rear door on 4-door sedans
Fiat 518 Ardita (1933 - 1938)
Fiat 500 (1936-57 approx.)
Fiat 500 Spyder Bertone (1947)
Fiat 600
Fiat Camareno 1100 (1932)
Fiat FS (1946)
Fiat 1200 (1955) (Front door)
Fiat 1100 (1960) (Front door)
Fiat AR 55 Campagnola (1963)
Ford V8 (1932)
Ford F-150 SuperCab - 1997-present. Front doors conventional with rear suicide half-doors
Ford Ranger — 2000-present. Supercab version has two rear suicide doors
Ford Thunderbird — 1967-1971 4-door models
Goggomobil (1955)
Honda Element — 2003-present. Has conventional front, with suicide half doors in rear
Jaguar MK4 (1946) (Front door)
Jowett Javelin (1947 – 1953)
Lancia Augusta (1933 - 1936)
Lancia Aprilia (1937 - 1948)
Lancia Ardea (1939 - 1953)
Lancia Aurelia (1950 - 1958)
Lincoln Continental — 1961-1969 4-door sedans, 1961-1967 4-door convertibles
Mazda B-Series and Mazda BT-50 — The Freestyle Cab version (based on extended cab) since 2002
Mazda RX-8 — 2004-present. Has conventional front doors, with suicide half-doors in rear
Mercedes-Benz 170 (1928 – 1948)
Mercedes-Benz 200t (1934)
Mercedes-Benz 500
Mercedes-Benz 540 (1938)
Mercury - 1949-1951 4-door sedan
MG TF (1953)
MINI Clubman — Has conventional front doors, with one rear suicide half-door
Nissan Titan — Extended cab models
Opel Kapitän (1938-1953) (Back door)
Packard 110 Sedan (Back door) (1941)
Panhard Dyna
Peugeot 301 (1935)
Peugeot 202 (1938)
Peugeot 302 (1937)
Peugeot 402 (1938 - 1950)
Peugeot 402 Darlmat (1950)
Peugeot 203 (1948 - 1960)
Peugeot 601 (1940)
Pierce Silver Arrow
Praga Piccolo Furgon (1938)
Renault 4CV (1946-1961) — front door
Riley RM (1945-1955) — front door
Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rover P4 — Cars like the Rover 90 had conventional front doors, with suicide rear doors
Rover SF12 (Both doors rear hinged) (1946)
Saab (92, 93 and 95/96 early models)
Saturn Ion coupé — Has conventional front doors, with suicide half-doors in the rear.
Saturn SC — Predecessor to Ion coupe; second-generation models feature one rear suicide half-door on driver's side
Saturn SC 1999-2002
Saturn Ion Quad Coupe 2002-2007
Singer SM1500 (1947-1954) — rear door
Škoda 1101/1102 (1946-1952)
Škoda Popular (1933-1946)
Spyker D12
Studebaker Champion (1939-1952) — rear door on 4-door Sedans
Subaru 360
Syrena — early models
Tatra T57 (1931-1948)
Tatra T600 (1947-1952) — front door
Toyota FJ Cruiser — 2006-present. Conventional front doors, suicide half doors in rear
Tucker Torpedo (1948) — rear door
Vespa 400 (1960)
Volkswagen Kubelwagen (WWII German military Jeep-like vehicle) - rear doors
ZAZ-965
Zastava 750, produced under Fiat licence from 1956 to 1969, was the last European rear mounted door
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They used them on the Rolls Phantom

edit: and the Mini Clubman
Regardless, I don't think bmw would use them, considering their strong emphasis on tradition and evolution, and not stand out unusual features (in terms of exterior styling, and no, not design language)..
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GT refers to a car's characteristics. Usually it's a two door, but basically it's a car that has the ability to blend sporty driving characteristics with a comfortable cruising nature, so it's not exactly out of place to call this a GT.
I dont think I agree on this point. Sure you can have a 4 door GT car, the 5 makes a great Touring car. But i feel just throwing a GT after a freak show body gimmik like the 5 GT or This photoshop daydream is inapropriate.
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I dont think I agree on this point. Sure you can have a 4 door GT car, the 5 makes a great Touring car. But i feel just throwing a GT after a freak show body gimmik like the 5 GT or This photoshop daydream is inapropriate.
I can see what you're saying, but I still don't think it's wrong to give it a GT badge. Hell, you could give half the bimmer range a GT badge and it would technically make sense. Maybe it shouldn't be exclusive to the fastback-rooflined models, but it's not exactly wrong.
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I can see what you're saying, but I still don't think it's wrong to give it a GT badge. Hell, you could give half the bimmer range a GT badge and it would technically make sense. Maybe it shouldn't be exclusive to the fastback-rooflined models, but it's not exactly wrong.
It just reeks of GT, SL, LX syndrome to me. They have all those other even numbers to play with for model desigantion. Throwing a GT or something at the end seems so Ford.
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