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Old 08-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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2011 BMW Gran Turismo

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2011 BMW Gran Turismo - Sneak Preview 2008




At the Frankfurt auto show last fall, BMW chief Norbert Reithofer confirmed that his company would build what he called a "gran turismo" based on the CS concept car first unveiled at the Shanghai show the previous April. The CS, a low-slung four-door that is longer, lower, and wider than a 7-series, also indicates the design direction for BMW as it emerges from its widely criticized "flame surfacing" era. Although Reithofer referred to the new entry as a GT, its rivals will be the growing cadre of four-door coupes: the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Aston Martin Rapide, and the Porsche Panamera. The BMW will be based on the upcoming new7-series and is expected to use the same powertrains. The challenge of making this larger and (presumably) heavier car into a sportier offering is in the hands of Gerhard Richter, who - with more than twenty-five years at BMW's M division - seems well-qualified for the job.

A BIG OL' SWANKY FOUR-DOOR BY ANY OTHER NAME: At least BMW isn't calling it a four-door coupe - it's a four-door GT. Because, you know, there's a difference.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Mmm, that slanted nose makes it look like a reimagined 8 series... was wondering when they'd get around to that, those are one of my favorite models.

I wish it wasn't longer than a 7 series though. That's a boat. Lower and wider though = yes. And I hope they can style the front just a little bit better than they have... especially around the chin area.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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I think it looks pretty hot as is
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:28 AM   #5
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look like a 4 door z8, i like!
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:53 AM   #6
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Yea, could have been renamed the 8 series.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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looks like an american car.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:51 PM   #8
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they had photos of this car a while back, any new updates on it?

i remember the interior pics were SICK
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:00 AM   #9
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The front end actually looks similar to the front end of the Maserati Gran Turismo or an Aston Martin DB9
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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it looks like a maserati gt fcked a charger
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lol ill probably grow to like it, like all of the new bmws.


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"Officer, I just bought the car at BMW Greensboro and look what they're done to my Beemer!!" he whines.
"You makes me sick" officer responds, "So worried about your BMW; but don't even notice your left arm is missing?"
"OMG.." lawyer replies. "Where's my Rolex?"
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don't be haitin
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better looking then the current and upcoming 7 series imo so thats a start right
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