BMW is going ahead with plans for a full-size ultra-luxury sedan.
German car magazine Auto Bild is reporting that BMW will take the 9 Series to production to compete against the Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach model. According to the report, the final design of the 9 Series will be close to what we saw with the Vision Future Luxury concept. That includes the thin, sleek headlamps and tail lights, the grand coupe-like roofline, sloping C-pillar, and curt rear end.
The 9 Series’ construction will make liberal use of aluminum and carbon fiber to keep the weight of the beastly sedan as low as possible. Expected under the hood will be a 6.6-liter bi-turbo V12 engine producing upwards of 600 hp. Basically, it will be the same unit that’s already been fitted to the M760 Li. A powerful hybrid setup is also a possibility, but it will likely have a higher output than the one found on the 740e.
According to Auto Bild, the 9 Series will debut in 2020.
[Source: Auto Bild]