The greatest BMW concept cars
Fired up by that lovely new 7-Series, here are some of Munich’s best flights of fancy
Posted: 25 Apr 2014
1999: BMW Z9 Gran Turismo
This was the design study that heralded the return of the BMW 6-Series to the company's modern line-up. Penned by Chris Bangle, it was introduced in 1999.
Inside, there was an early iteration of BMW's iDrive, while even further inside sat the 4.0-litre diesel V8 that would later find its way into the 740d.
The outside, of course, was built of the requisite carbon fibre over an aluminium space frame, though with one vital addition: GULLWING DOORS! Why BMW never made a 6-Series with gullwing doors is beyond us.