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Old 20th April 2014, 20:02   #1
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Default BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept: 9-Series coming up?

Officially, the car shown at Auto China in Beijing today is called the BMW Vision Future Luxury- Looks to take on the extended-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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The BMW Vision Future Luxury concept will almost certainly lead to a 9 Series flagship, which will sit alongside the statelier Ghost in the BMW Group portfolio and will be built on the company’s new modular architecture utilising steel, aluminium and carbon fibre to shave weight. The platform will first be used on the next-generation 7 Series(codenamed G11) and will then trickle down to the rest of BMW and Rolls-Royce’s rear-biased vehicles.
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The styling treads on familiar BMW ground, but in a more upright and regal way. The bodywork is laid over a very long wheelbase and short overhangs to create classic front-engined, rear wheel drive proportions, accentuated by the powerful rear haunches.
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The Vision Future Luxury features coach doors, this time without full B-pillar – just a small, slightly odd top-mounted half-pillar that stops at the waistline. This is possible because the monocoque – which features carbon fibre and aluminium in its construction – utilises the seat frames as load-bearing structures, connected to the door sills and centre console.
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The interior showcases BMW’s vision of its future connectivity and infotainment systems, with three screens surrounding the driver. The left display shows vehicle data, the one ahead of the driver shows the speedometer and rev counter as well as contextual supplementary data, while the right display shows additional infotainment information.

Also on display is the Vision Head Up Display, which augments the driver’s view with information such as the speed limit as well as traffic light phasing, as well as highlighting certain objects such as buildings, traffic signs and road hazards. The front passenger gets their own display directly ahead of them, controlled by the touch-sensitive iDrive controller, which enables them to use applications such as the Luxury Concierge service without distracting the driver.
http://paultan.org/2014/04/20/bmw-vision-future-luxury/

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Yacht meets car?

Ostentatious. Ugly. Classic case of a brand seeing a market need gap and trying to address it.

Am sure BMW can do better.

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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept details in Video






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BMW Vision Future Concept Turned into an Estate.

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Aside from its hideously large and disproportionate grille,the BMW Vision Future Concept bears the promise of bringing about the first elegant 7-Series since the time of the imposing and angular E38.

Confirmed as an actual preview for the production car, we can speculate how it will be changed for productionÖand how it wonít.
One way it wonít be changed for is through adding an estate-style rear end. What X-Tomi tried to achieve here is clearly not an impossibly tapered, coupe-like shooting brake shape, but a what looks like full-blown load lugger. Thatís pretty fitting, since the concept itís based on still retains many classic sedan cues, by no means being a four-door coupe.
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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept in Real Life - Video



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