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Old 11-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hold onto your X6; it looks like BMW will have to make do with only one four-door coupe for the time being. We have word that the upcoming Gran Turismo is headed for the big tour in the sky.



The low-slung four-door ‘coupe’ was to be based on the new 7-series and modeled after the stunning Concept CS first shown at the 2007 Shanghai auto show. It would have become the company’s flagship and gone on sale in 2010.
This is BMW’s first casualty resulting from the weakened global economy. Company insiders say that all other projects are still on track, though the fate of a V-12–powered 760i replacement is questionable. The 7-series hybrid’s audience may also be limited to the U.S. and Japan, as Europeans can instead opt for the diesel-powered 730d, which gets comparable fuel economy.



Sadly, one project that will live on is BMW’s PAS. We would have happily traded the Gran Turismo for this odd-looking ‘Progressive Activity Sedan’—yet another variation on the 5-series platform that splits hairs between the 5-series wagon and the niche-making X6.



With the Gran Turismo out of the picture, at least BMW won’t have to fight with Maserati over the name. Better to stick to alphanumerics, anyway.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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Good god that thing is beautiful.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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god awful charger wannabe bmw!
glad it didn't make it.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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Any car that needs aftermarket-looking eyelids as part of the basic design has issues. Of course, this is a BMW.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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god awful charger wannabe bmw!
glad it didn't make it.
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Any car that needs aftermarket-looking eyelids as part of the basic design has issues. Of course, this is a BMW.
Prettier than the Panamera
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:44 PM   #6
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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I saw it in person at the Sydney motor show last year and it looked incredible.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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god awful charger wannabe bmw!
glad it didn't make it.
well there ya go. the world's authority on BMW styling has spoken. time to close the thread I guess?
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:00 PM   #9
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too bad manufactures have been canceling all the hot cars that i want.... first the cts coupe now this?...
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #10
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Looks cool, to me. Oh well.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:13 AM   #11
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Live pictures of the BMW Concept 5-Series Gran Turismo (also known as the PAS or Progressive Activity Sedan) have been leaked on the internet. The pictures seem to have been taken at a European event for the new BMW Concept.
We expect all the official details and images to be revealed very shortly so stay tuned. The BMW Concept 5-Series Gran Turismo will make its world premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next month.
It seems like former BMW design head Chris Bangle was also on hand at the event.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #12
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So is this car canceled or not?

I think that is a great looking car. Basically a less-practical version of a 5-series wagon, but still great looking in my opinion. I LOVE the styling cues it has taken from that gorgeous CS concept car.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:05 AM   #13
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So no CS, but the POS, oops, I mean PAS lives on. Ghey, ghey, ghey.
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This should have been produced, not the X6 turd.
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