BMW has announced that they will launch a sportvan based on the X5. It will be called F5 and will be launched in 2009. Also a sportvan based off its 3 Series-called F3 will be launched following year.
Both would be five-door, five-passenger vehicles with rear or all-wheel drive offered. They’re designed to be sporty and yet capacious, with ride and handling to BMW sedan standards. They’ll eschew larger wheels and tires that add unsprung weight as well as high centers of gravity that diminish (...)