Well, all us of expected that BMW will expand its line-up, but this is a quiet interesting move because Bavarian car make went in totally opposite direction that we expected. Instead of some small city car, BMW plans to launch a new flagship model. It will be the largest luxury sedan of this manufacturer and it will come as 2016 BMW 9 Series.
2016 BMW 9 Series specs
Since this will be a competitor of models like Mercedes-Benz S600, it is expected that 2016 BMW 9 Series will be extravagant in all aspects. The exterior look is expected to be in manner of other model from this automaker, but it is hard to say what exactly will be “borrowed” from other models, because this will be the largest sedan in line-up. The BMW 9 Series 2016 will use new G11 modular platform which was initially planned for next-generation 7-series models.
This platform will be elongated, but think that this won’t be a problem for BMW’s engineers because they already have experience with elongated version of 7-series. The front fascia will be inspired by Gran Lusso, but the grille will be slightly trimmed down, while headlights will be widened in order to follow BMW’s new design language. The side profile and read end will be also influenced by Gran Lusso and 7 Series, 2016 9 Series will also feature some unique details. All in all, it will look sleek and sloped and traditional side outlet will definitely find its place in this model too.
2016 BMW 9 Series engine
For now, we can only speculate about possible engines for 2016 BMW 9 Series. We presume that new flagship sedan will be offered with two engines. The first option will be already known BMW’s V8 Twin Turbo engine, which delivers around 575 horsepower and 680 lb-ft of twist. There is also possibility new BMW 9 Series to be offered with bigger and more powerful 6.0 liter V12 engine, but this option doesn’t looks too possible.
2016 BMW 9 Series price and competition
The main competitor of 2016 BMW 9 Series will definitely be Mercedes-Benz S600, but there are also other models with similar characteristics like Rolls Royce Ghost or Bentley Flying Spur. The price is still unknown, but it will be definitely over 150.000 dollars.