The upcoming Beijing Auto show will witness the debut of the BMW 9 Series. This concept will be an uber luxury sedan that will go up against the likes of the soon to be launched Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach, Rolls Royce Ghost and Bentleyâ€™s Continental Flying Spur.
The sedanâ€™s design has taken inspiration from the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, which was unveiled at the 2013 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. The 9 Series will be based on Bimmerâ€™s new G11 platform which is specially engineered for large cars with long wheelbases and will be seen in the new 7 Series as well, due for a 2016 launch. The German carmaker has resorted to the use of lightweight materials in a big way and combined to the light G11 platform will result in the 9 Series offering great performance with lower emissions and better mileage figures.
The luxo barge will become the flagship model for the German automaker and we expect the car to come fully loaded. In view of the competition, the interiors too will be top notch. Customization also plays an important part in these segment and the 9 Series will be offered with a host of options for its discerning customers.
We will have to wait for the Beijing Auto Show to find out further details of the 9 Series. The powertrain details have not yet been disclosed and we donâ€™t know whether this will come to India or not after its speculated launch in 2016. What we do know that it is going to be a fantastic looker if the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe is anything to go by.