BMW FAST

BMW FAST

  The BMW FAST (Family Activity Sports Tourer) is the first BMW with front wheel drive and paves the way to a new era of BMW vehicles. It will be built on BMW’s new UKL1 platform which is being shared with all future mini BMW and Mini models, and will be offered in both front wheel drive and wheel drive versions. Power for BMW’s new FWD city car will come from a line of both N38 petrol and N37 diesel engines small enough to fit under that short hood. This would be a 1.5L engine that will produce a range of 75 HP - 155 HP.

When the BMW FAST , short for Family Active Sports Tourer, was first spotted testing in Germany back in 2011, it was believed the new vehicle is scheduled to reach showrooms by 2014. That didn’t happen and the FAST prototype disappeared for a while, only to resurface again in 2013. Now, the vehicle that’s set to create a new niche took German streets once again, hinting that BMW is indeed readying a production version of the Family Active Sports Tourer.

For those of you that are not familiar with FAST, it’s a vehicle destined to sit right under the BMW X1 , giving birth to a new crossover niche that blends the flexibility of an MPV and the sporty looks of the next-generation X1 . It will share the same UKL platform with the upcoming X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer and carries the same front-wheel-drive configuration. While BMW is still mum on the details, we expect the Family Active Sports Tourer to break cover in 2015 and go on sale for the 2016 model year.

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By the end of the decade, BMW hopes to have about one million FWD BMW and Mini models produced per year. These latest spy shots show the German automaker’s next step towards that goal with the new FAST (Family Activity Sports Tourer), which joins the CAT (Compact Activity Tourer) and the JOY (Compact Sports Commuter Concept). The new BMW FAST will be put on sale in late 2015, but expect a concept version to debut sometime in 2014.

The BMW FAST is the first BMW with front wheel drive and paves the way to a new era of BMW vehicles. It will be built on BMW’s new UKL1 platform which is being shared with all future mini BMW and Mini models, and will be offered in both front wheel drive and wheel drive versions.

Power for BMW’s new FWD city car will come from a line of both N38 petrol and N37 diesel engines small enough to fit under that short hood. This would be a 1.5L engine that will produce a range of 75 HP - 155 HP. The top of the line model will feature an inline-six cylinder engine with about 326 HP. A three-cylinder engine will also be offered.


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