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Post BMW 9 Series Concept Rumored for Beijing Car Show

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Report: BMW to preview first-ever 9-Series at Beijing Car Show
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If a recent report from German Auto Motor und Sport is to be believed, BMW will showcase another large luxury concept car at the upcoming Beijing Car Show starting April 20th.

After last year's Gran Lusso concept which previewed a possible large coupe like the possible revival of the 8-series, AMS has allegedly learned that BMW is about to unveil a 9-series concept car shortly. This concept car is also said to preview a new generation of BMW's interior design to debut in the all-new 2016 BMW 7-series (internally dubbed G11).

As the concept car debut in China suggests, one of the possibly largest markets for a car like the 9-series (and the 8-series) would be China. Technically, these cars would be based on the new 7-series platform which is not only more modular but also more lightweight than ever before. The new Rolls Royce Phantom due in 2016 will be based on the same platform.

Following BMW's usual nomenclature (ignoring 'marketing wins over consistency'-decisions as the 2-series Active Tourer), the 9-series likely would be a very large sedan sitting between the 7-series and the Rolls Royce Phantom.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]