These excellent shots of the upcoming BMW Progressive Activity Sedan (BMW PAS… future Terengganu exco car replacing the new E200Ks if PAS ever regains control of Terengganu?) were shot by reader Zakwan in HohenSchwangau, about a 2 hour drive from Munich where the BMW headquarters is.
These shots reveal not very much of the rear brakelamps, but we are able to see the sleek, compact and upwards-pointing headlamps that probably follow the theme set by the new F01 7-Series. You can expect large kidney grilles with this car as well.
The BMW PAS was originally rumoured to be called the V5, part of a new V-Series which were supposed to consist of *gasp* BMW MPVs. It definitely doesn’t look like an MPV of any sort. It’s more of a fastback version of the 5-Series. Many car manufacturers offer a third model variant to its large sedans – a fastback or a hatchback in addition to the conventional sedan and estate bodyshapes. The Mazda6 is one of them.
Yes, that’s probably what it is, a version of the BMW 5-Series Touring with a sloping rear roofline designed to compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. It may not be called a 5-Series though… maybe an X4 or something. I really don’t know.
The shot above reveals a dual trapezoidal tailpipe configuration for the exhaust system. Various spyshots of the BMW PAS around the internet has revealed a couple of other tailpipe configurations as well. What we’ve seen so far is a twin-tailpipe exhaust on one side of the car which could be a baseline model or a diesel model, a quad-tailpipe version (two twin tailpipes on each side), and also a dual round tailpipe configuration on either side of the car which could belong to a variant power by the N54 3.0 litre twin turbo petrol engine. These trapezoidal tailpipes likely indicate the 4.4 litre twin turbo V8.
The multi-spoke wheels on this test vehicle also look like one of the larger ones we’ve seen installed on this car so far, which indicates this is probably one of the top of the line variants.