MANY rumours have reported on the possibility that BMW might launch an innovative four-door coupe under the name Series 9, with Rolls Royce in its sights. However, BMW’s plans regarding the launch of this model are ‘something for the future.’
According to information disclosed by the network, the German company is preparing the BMW Series 9.
Very little is known about this model, although rumours suggest it will be a large-bodied four-door coupe built on the platform of the Series 7 but with abundant cosmetic changes and equipped with highly innovative technology.
Named the 9 Series, the coupe will ride on a modified version of the platform that’s being developed to underpin the next Rolls-Royce Phantom. It will be as large as it sounds, but its weight will be kept in check thanks to the use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and ultra-high-tensile steel.
The rumours of a range-topping BMW coupe have been circulating for years without ever materialising. Company officials haven’t commented on the report, so only time will tell whether it’s finally coming true. The next Phantom is due out in 2016, meaning the 9 could arrive as early as 2017.