5-YEAR OUTLOOK FOR LUXURY MAKERS
BMW's Z7 coupe and roadster is one of the new cars that will change the shape of luxury segments. It will arrive in 2000 when the 8 series disappears, and it may use the name 6 series. See the roundup of future products in luxury segments on Pages 4-5.
5 a.m., Paris
This concept luxury coupe will star on the Renault stand at the Paris auto show next month. A marketing team made publicity photographs of the car early one morning last week in central Paris. Renault's partner Matra will build the production version, beginning in 2000. The coupe has extremely long doors that open electrically, elongated mirrors, baguette-shaped headlamps and a dimpled front bumper.