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Old 06-22-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Possible New BMW 4-Door Coupe...?!



CLS fighter.

BMW is planning a four-door coupe to compete with the Mercedes CLS-Class, according to the latest issue of Germany's AutoBild magazine. Unlike the CLS, this car will have suicide doors, according to the report. The car has no B-pillar, and is reminiscent of the 1990s BMW 8-Series. In fact, we suspect the only logical nameplate to use for this project would be 8-Series. We have yet to see the full article, so we're not sure when the magazine reckons this "sensational" car will be available. However, we do have a cover scan of the latest issue after the jump…

Courtesy of LeftlaneNews.com

Does that say suicide door...?

This looks very interesting. I Luv BIG body cars.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Looks 6ish in design. That would be pretty cool.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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Wow, I was just reading that not even a minute ago! What timing!

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/06/...ur-door-coupe/
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:37 PM   #4
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looks good, tho the headlights look sorta like the tl/tsx
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i honestly think ppl on this forum could make a better 4 door coupe than that... that manipulation is terrible... you can see the grill is just copy/paste
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
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now that is fukkin sexy
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i honestly think ppl on this forum could make a better 4 door coupe than that... that manipulation is terrible... you can see the grill is just copy/paste


It would be a nice addition to the BMW lineup but I do feel they may be spreading themselves a bit thin... x3, x5, z4, 3, 5, 6, & 7... this may be getting a little out of hand
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I love the MB CLS and I would bet BMW will giv MB a good run for their money.

MB has always been classy where BMW was aggressive.
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does anyone else notice an X6 in that picture????
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i've been thinking about selling the 3'er for a cls...but maybe i'll be patient. just hope it doesn't look like that, lol.
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4-door coupe? I thought that was an oxymoron?
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Doesn't seem like a smart move on BMWs part to build a car to battle the CLS. I mean that can't be that big of a market segment... where's the profit money going to come from versus the amount of money spent on R&D for the car?

Seems bogus to me.
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suicide doors? most likely the rear ones...so....an expensive rx-8, ok.... whatever works! the cls is ugly IMO and there's really no need for bmw to try and compete for that market. there aren't that many cls's out there.
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bringing back the 8 would be awesome. But just to compete with the CLS?? I hate the CLS.

And the "M6" X eleventy billion
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I think this would be very intresting, but Im curiouse as to which direction BMW would lean towards .... would it be more luxoriouse like the 7 or more sport oriented like a 6. And I know i know that picture is just a concept they came up with if it looks anything like that the will definatly have a hard time selling. BTW the suicide doors is a nice touch!

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I Said It Once.... And Ill Say It Again!!!! Does Anyone Noice That X6 On The Cover? Any Info On It?
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Hello,

at first i have to say that this magazine "Autobild" is more like yellow press. most of their pictures are made of photoshop, which has been mentioned above.

Concerning the X6, it is roumored that there will be a very sporty SUV. imho are both cars, the 4 door coupé and the X6, only roumers yet. If one or both of these carswill be released, it will happen after 2008 because in 2007/2008 the new F01 will be relaesed.

off topic: its my first post in this forum, i have been a passive reader....
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