Years would have passed and probably depended on the success of the series 8 Gran Coupe.
The new BMW 8 Series Coupé is still a very new offer for the largest segment of the major tours, and has not yet seen the next four doors of the Grand Coupe. Undoubtedly, car manufacturers have been thinking and planning for years, so it’s probably no surprise that BMW executives in Munich, considering a series 9, offer the idea of taking the brand even further to the world of luxury.
The coach asked question 9 to BMW during a recent discussion with Adrian van Hooydonk, director of the manufacturer’s design. He did not come out and gave a qualified yes on the subject, but he did not overturn the notion of a great Maybach fighter. According to the Autocar report, Hooydonk strongly suggested that there was something at the shipyard.
“Say it,” he told Autocar. “My team and I are going to 2021 and beyond – by 2030. We have many projects.” “We do not stop there, obviously our task is to have more ideas that the company can create, otherwise it would be a shame.
No doubt there is plenty of room for interpretation in this quote, but the result is that Series 9 has not been ruled out. That said, we do not expect to see a major test of the BMW prototype at the Nürburgring any time soon. Logic tells us that the lesser automaker sees as buyers of the Gran 8 Series before participating in something bigger and more expensive. The official launch of this car should take place early next year and therefore it is necessary to take time to enter the market. Suddenly, the mention of Hooydonk to see 2030 makes a lot of sense.
It will also be interesting to see how luxury car markets work in the era of SUVs. With the migration to buyers of sports vehicles at all levels, BMW could find its X7 is the preferred choice for its public opulence. Only time will tell.