BMW is believed to plan a rival for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which will come in the shape of the 9-Series flagship sedan.
The BMW 9-Series has been rumored for quite some time now and it seems that with each passing year, the model is getting closer and closer to the production line. According to a recent report, published by the guys from BMW Blog, the model in question is believed to come out in 2017, if it will be indeed green-ligthed. Our source is stating that the new 9-Series will stand above the current 7-Series and it will become a rival for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
The upcoming BMW 9-Series will be longer than the current flagship and it will also get a longer wheelbase. The total length of the car will be approximately 5,500 mm, and it will be aimed, obviously, towards the newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. This might not seem like the right thing to do because BMW already has Rolls-Royce, which is producing the Ghost and also the Phantom, but a new flagship model might increase the value of the brand.
The future BMW 9-Series is believed to come with the laser headlights and the OLED taillights and it should be inspired by the Vision Future Luxury Concept, which has been unveiled last year. The final production version of the flagship sedan will be toned down compared to the model so don’t act too surprised if it turns out to be quite different. More details on the topic are limited at this time.
Source: BMW Blog