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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

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The BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The massive machine previews the upcoming BMW 9-Series which is set to compete with the Bentley Flying Spur and the top-end versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8.

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The Vision Future Luxury Concept debuted in Beijing because China is the largest market in the world for high end sedans. BMW sells more than half of all 7-Series on the Chinese auto market with the majority being top end 8 and 12 cylinder cars.

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Suicide doors might make it to production. Seats frames are integrated in the B and C pillars, a novel and kinda mad idea.  BMW didn’t say anything about power so this concept likely hasn’t any engine under the bonnet. What will power the 9-Series is yet unsure as well. A V12 seems necessary to compete with Bentley and Benz but BMW could also go for a powerful hybrid solution.

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Brilliantly crafted rear lights. The 9-Series is expected to launch in 2016 or 2017. By that time Mercedes will already have the Maybach and Pullman variants of the S-Class on the market, cars that are hotly anticipated in China. So no matter how good, the 9 will always be a bit too late…

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… but this massive grille with a ton of chrome might be able to convince some wealthy Chinese car buyers. BMW for the new King of Bling?




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