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
2001: BMW X Coupe concept
A surprise at the 2001 Detroit Motor Show, the X Coupe remains a surprise to this day. This is BMW's idea of challenging preconceptions and pushing the boundaries, and boy, doesn't it?
The X Coupe was a bonkers, X5-based four-wheel-drive coupe powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine, featuring a rear-end that hatches almost completely off to expose everything inside.
Miles off the mark? Not quite. In a strange sort of way, this previewed the X6. And, indeed, many other coupe-SUVs. Talk about landing the first blow. Still looks like a weirdo.