A source within BMW has recently confirmed to inautonews.com that a competitor for the Mercedes-Maybach is not planned anytime soon, especially not in the shape of the rumored 9-Series.
It was just a few days ago that a report indicating a production 9-Series by BMW, in the form of a new flagship sedan, will be hitting the market in the near future in order to rival the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. However, according to a BMW representative, such a model is not going to be produced. Our source was cheap on words but judging by the fact that BMW already has Rolls-Royce, which is producing the Ghost, the Phantom and the Wraith, with a luxury SUV in the books too, the need for a new BMW flagship sedan is basically inexistent.
“In short ‘no’”, was the answer given by the BMW representative when asked whether the carmaker will produce the 9-Series as a rival for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
The initial report was indicating that the BMW 9-Series would be standing in at approximately 5,500 meters, with a longer wheelbase than the one of the 7-Series. The future flagship sedan should have been inspired by the Vision Future Luxury Concept, in terms of design, and it should have received the laser headlights and the OLED taillights. Happily, the German carmaker will not be green lighting this model and this result will positively influence the future of the Rolls-Royce brand, which is expected to roll out new generations of its current models by the end of the decade.