A few days ago, BMW revealed its plans of coming out with a new bigger flagship X model, the X7, based on the 7 Series luxury sedan. Now to top it all, speculations suggest that the German car maker is all set to unveil an all-new luxury sedan at the Beijing Auto Show. Expected to be christened as 9 Series Super Luxury Concept, the production version of the car will hit the showrooms sometime in 2016 and will replace the 7 Series as the flagship sedan for BMW.
A report in AutoMotorunSport magazine suggests that the 9 Series will be based on a new 7 Series architecture. Dubbed G11, this lightweight scalable platform will also be used in the next Rolls-Royce Phantom. The report also speculated that the new saloon will borrow styling cues from the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept which was showcased at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, last year.
BMW uses the odd numbered monikers for traditional cars, while the even number badged cars are more of sporty and offbeat cars. For the past few years, the Munich-based manufacturer has been aggressively expanding into different segments and more than once, created a new one altogether. And with the X7 and 9 Series it seems to be targeting the high-end saloons and SUVs from the likes of Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and Aston Martin.
BMW, today, launched the M6 Gran Coupe in the Indian market for a cool Rs 1.75 crore. Click here for more details about the high-performance saloon.