First it was Mercedes, then Volkswagen, next Audi - so is it any surprise that BMW has now produced a design for a four-door coupe - especially since this is also the main design language of the latest Volvo S80 and the Jaguar XF.
With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto China in Beijing, the main focus is on the elegant four-door BMW Concept Gran Coupé.
The concept study on display symbolises the outstanding design expertise of BMW.
The concept shows the classic features of all BMW coupes: long wheelbase, the vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines, set-back greenhouse, flat silhouette, coupe-style roof line and short front overhang.
Up front the BMW kidney grille has a flat appearance, and there are LED front lights.
The sporty, flat silhouette provides a body height of just under 1.40 meters which makes the coupe up to 100 mm flower than the BMW 5 Series or the BMW 7 Series sedans.
The flat proportions make the windows appear extremely narrow and dynamic.
And where would a BMW be without the Hofmeister kick at the back.
At the rear, only design elements such as the lights and tailpipe trim appear to be visible at first sight.
The L-shaped light banks feature a slight, almost subtle curve and the entire design of the lines and surfaces highlights the vehicle's elegant overall appearance.
There are powerfully flared wheel arches above the rear axle.
Another highly sporty afeature is the wheel rim concept in which the individual spokes extend deep into the centre of the rim towards the hub, giving it a three-dimensional quality.