It has been reported by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport that BMW will unveil a new 9-Series Concept this month at the 2014 Auto China. After announcing the X7 seven-seat crossover, BMW seems to take things even higher as the new concept that previews a potential 9-Series will be a large and luxurious sedan, developed especially for Chinese customers that want a chauffeur.
According to the German magazine, the 9-Series Concept will use a new modular platform based on the one used by the 7-Series flagship sedan. What’s more interesting is that the new platform will also be used by the next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom, which will arrive in 2016.
Moreover, the 9-Series Concept will showcase a new interior design and tech features that will be found on the upcoming BMW models. For most of us, the announcement of a new 9-Series Concept is not actually a surprise because we have seen the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe Concept back in 2013.
That new concept car was developed together with Pininfarina, the well-known Italian design house, and marked the start of a partnership between the two companies. The impressive Gran Lusso Coupe Concept was powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that delivered 537 bhp, same engine found on the BMW 760i.
Besides the incredible design, the Gran Lusso Coupe also featured high-quality materials such as black and tobacco brown leather upholstery from Italian company Foglizzo, as well as trims sourced from kauri wood and black chrome. The all-new BMW 9-Series Concept will debut on April 20, so stay tuned as more details will be revealed soon!