At China's Shanghai auto show BMW unveiled this CS concept, a large, low four-door which the company describes as a Gran Turismo, not a coupe. This is a styling exercise, so mechanical details were few, but the designers told us the car could accommodate any of BMW's current engines, including the V-10, mounted aft of the front axle, and that it's rear-wheel drive.
The four-seat CS is larger than a 7-series sedan and lower than a 6-series coupe. Some of the notable design details include:
-headlamp clusters comprised of LED lights with the turn signals located above
-a roof with a lower center section
-pop-up door handles integrated into the belt-line molding
- 21-inch wheels
- frameless door glass
The interior features two-tone leather, mesh aluminum trim, air vents hidden in the gap between dashboard panels, and "hoods" behind the headrests that can be raised or lowered like a collar on a jacket.
BMW is characterizing the CS strictly as a show car, but of course, if it were to get the nod for production, we could expect it to come to the United States.
Length 5106 mm
Wheelbase 3142 mm
Width (with mirrors) 2225 mm
Height 1367 mm
Front track 1696 mm
Rear track 1682 mm