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Old 10-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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8-Series grand coupe'

My girlfiend said she saw one of these on the road today... Is that even possible? Are they now in production?
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...eries-set-2012
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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I saw a review on it already on Motorweek so it probably was a manufacture demo.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Nothing about it on BMW's website.

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Isn't that just a new 6 series grand coupe? (which are already in production)

http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752300
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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I just talked to her online and she said it looked like this... But this is a OLD concept back from 2010...

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Isn't that just a new 6 series grand coupe? (which are already in production)

http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752300
I think you are correct, so maybe she DID actually see the 8-concept I posted in the post before this...
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #7
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They're selling them. I've been at the dealership twice lately and they have a couple in stock. Although she might've seen a 5-series GT - the front end looks similar to the 6-series GS concept.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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They're selling them. I've been at the dealership twice lately and they have a couple in stock.
The 6er grand coupe or 8 series concept?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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I think you are correct, so maybe she DID actually see the 8-concept I posted in the post before this...
I find that hard to believe... but it would be pretty cool!
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They're selling them. I've been at the dealership twice lately and they have a couple in stock. She might've seen a 5-series GT.
thanks for the info. Guess she was right, was looking to prove her wrong though!

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I find that hard to believe... but it would be pretty cool!
RIGHT?! She says it looks like that concept one, but they do look similar, so it's probly the 8 production car that briangl92 mentioned.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #11
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I still don't like how they're calling 4 door cars coupes. It's just not right.

Also, she probably saw a 6 series they all look so damn alike anyway

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6-series Gran Coupe. There's only speculation of another 8-series.
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I still don't like how they're calling 4 door cars coupes. It's just not right.

Also, she probably saw a 6 series they all look so damn alike anyway
Marketing guys...
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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As pointed out it is the 6 Series Gran Coupe. It is an absolute blast to drive!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/news/62655...ouring-4-door/

The back seat isn't huge but it serves its function.

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Wait so an xboxhueg sedan that's nearly 200" long manages to have a smallish backseat?

What kind of witchcraft is this
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #17
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Wait so an xboxhueg sedan that's nearly 200" long manages to have a smallish backseat?

What kind of witchcraft is this
The 'coupe' styling of the roof line limits headroom and the length of the passenger area significantly. Is is really a coupe like car they added two extra doors to so the back seats are like a coupe but you have your own door.

6 Series Gran Coupe rear leg room

More pictures from when I drove the Gran Coupe around Cali - http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-photos...n-Coupe-Media/

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true dat. E46 with FI is a supercar. Why buy a lowly 8 series?
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She probably saw a honda accord.
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