BMW 8 Series: new flagship due in 2010

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BMW 8 Series: new flagship due in 2010


BMW 8 Series: new flagship due in 2010

BMW Concept CS

BMW#8217;s M performance has been commissioned to build a new luxury GT flagship that is set to the German car maker#8217;s new 8 Series.

The new coupe-style gran turismo be based heavily on BMW#8217;s Shanghai motor show CS, and will launch in 2010 as a for the Mercedes-Benz CLS3 AMG as well as the Porsche Panamera and Aston Rapide.

The M division is responsible for creating versions of regular BMWs, the iconic 3 Series-based M3, though the new GT called CS internally – be the first non-M-badged car produced by the

#8220;It will take a of years [to get the CS to market],#8221; says BMW M Ludwig Willisch. #8220;The is not defined yet but it will not be an M car.

#8220;It#8217;s a car that doesn#8217;t any resemblance to the other cars by BMW AG, so it was decided to give the project to

The four-seater GT will be a large car at than five metres and is expected to be based on the underpinnings of the new 7 that goes on sale this year.

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M division#8217;s involvement suggests the CS, is likely to have a significantly chassis to ensure the handling is at a match for the likes of the aforementioned Willisch admits the CS #8220;will to be top notch#8221;.

Aluminium and carbonfibre are likely to be for the CS#8217;s structure and body to reduce weight for increased

A 6.0-litre V12 formed by adding two to the M5#8217;s V10 is rumoured to be one of the CS#8217;s options, though a smaller, engine could also be in the

Willisch has revealed that his M is set to introduce turbocharged and downsized on future M cars. The next-generation M5 due the same time as the CS is rumoured to be from its naturally aspirated V10 to a V8.

The original 8 Series two-door launched in 1991 with a V12, with the 850i by a 4.0-litre V8 variant called the BMW discontinued the 8 Series in 2000 to sluggish sales.

The CS is one of seven key projects BMW#8217;s M is currently working on. It#8217;s the subsidiary sufficiently busy it has decided for now not to pursue its first supercar since the 1978 M1 .

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