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Updated: BMW's New CS Concept Breaks Cover


BMW has revealed its new CS Concept in the lead up to the Shanghai Auto Show, a car that’s said to hint at the future styling of BMW’s next-generation models. Although there’s no information about any production possibility, the new concept car could also be a preview of a rumored flagship sedan to be called the 8-series. The new model would compete with other high-end sporty four-doors such as Aston Martin’s Rapide and the Porsche Panamera.

Despite sharing the same platform as the next-generation 7-series, this four-seater coupe is longer and wider than the current 7-series sedan, which should give the production model huge presence on the road. Underneath the flared wheelarches lie 21in wheels, giving the concept an aggressive look. The front kidney grilles are less of a hit - we think they could have been refined and made smaller to give the CS Concept a more elegant look. If built, it's likely BMW will fit the production car with a 6.0L V12 derived from the V10 currently found in the M5 and M6.

It doesn't end there. To compete with the CLS from Mercedes-Benz, BMW is expected to launch an additional four-door coupe positioned above its 5-series that will coincide with the introduction of the next CLS model due by the end of the decade.

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  1. I didnt bother reading their entire design mission statememnt or whatever, but from the pictures it looks like it has 4 doors? with the two back doors operating like the RX-8's. Although the Rx-8's doors are a total pain in the ass to use
     
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  2. This car should definately come out
     
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  3. Now I am sold on this concept car. I want it in blue. lol
    Beautifully done BMW. Those wheels are sick!
     
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  4. I will agree that this car should come into production, and yes, those wheels make the car look that much better.
     
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