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BMW's killer CS coupe

2007-04-22 14:44

BMW concept CS

BMW's sexy Concept CS breaks cover, and the luxury four-door coupe concept is causing quite a stir at the Shanghai Motor Show.

According to BMW, this four-door is a hybrid mix of grand tourer and high-performance sports car that also dictates a new direction in design for the Munich-based manufacturer.

The low-slung sedan concept is just over five metres long and details Chris Bangles signature "flame surfacing" on its exterior. At the front, the kidney grille dominates and the curving bonnet line leads to a low sloping roofline and a pert rear end.

The interior is a study of luxury, classy comforts and seats four occupants in full-sized sports seats while allowing personalized entertainment and communication options.

It is rumoured that the concept previews a high-end competitor to Mercedes-Benz's CLS four-door coupe, as well an answer to the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche's Panamera when these are released. It could also share its underpinnings with the next next-generation 7 Series.

It's also likely that a high-performance version of the concept-derived production model will be powered by a 6.0-litre V12 developed from the 5.0-litre V10 currently doing duty in other M models.

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