BMW CS Concept
|BMW CS Concept|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body style||4-door coupe/saloon|
The BMW CS Concept was a concept car displayed by BMW in 2007 at several international motor shows and again in April 2008 at the New York International Auto Show. It is a fastback sedan that features many new innovations for BMW, such as door handles that only come out when sensors detect motion.
Gran Turismo and cancellation
Tom Purves, CEO of BMW America, stated that CS Concept could be produced, following positive initial comments in 2007 by BMW dealers. This was followed up in 2008 by an announcement by BMW that the concept goes into production in the form of the BMW Gran Turismo. BMW later cancelled in November 2008 because of financial reasons.
Design and Style
The CS Concept features future design cues on BMWs. The front fascia features the BMW trademark split-kidney grille, which is larger than previous BMWs and now integrated with the bumper. There are also turning indicators on the side. The headlights contain an "eyebrow". At the rear, the vehicle has tailpipes integrated in the bumper, and rectangular tailpipes.
These design cues can be found on the 2009 7 Series (F01), the 2010 5 Series Gran Turismo (F07), and the 2011 5 Series Sedan (F10). The 2012 BMW 6 Series (F12/13) Coupe/Convertible and Gran Coupe (a four-door coupe) and 2012 3 Series (F30) also have these exterior features as well.
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