Originally Posted by SCOTT26
Actually you completely mis interpreted my comments.
What I was meaning was that for those looking for a successor to the E31 - it is the F13 6er which is the modern equivalent to the E31.
And for those looking for a large flagship V12 coupe like the E31 to rival the CL there will not be a BMW equivalent , the RR Wraith now takes that status as ultra-luxury models are showing sales growth, a BMW 8er successor will be a four door like the CS Concept due to demand for more flexible and individual options.
On the back of the pre-launch for the Wraith , almost the first cars expected for December are all but sold. And that is without some even seeing the car.
The BMW Sports car project is scheduled for 2016 when advances in material technology will be entirely cost effective over the brand competitors.
The BMW i8 and BMW i8 Spyder are currently the priority.
The sports car along with the X7 and CS inspired replacement are intended to sustain the flagship 7er in the luxury segment when luxury vehicle sales reach a projected 1 million units by 2016.
Good Point...especially since the CL/S Klasse are being moved up market by Daimler since Maybach was a failure. I've heard the next gen. CL/S Klasse will have Pullman and uber lux versions pushing price tags into the $250k range.
BMW definitely needs an X7 to compete with RR climbing up market and the new Bentley SUV.