BMW PAS caught testing
AutoCar caught the upcoming BMW PAS testing on the streets of Munich. It will be launched in 2009 and could carry the "V5" name. The PAS (Progressive Activity Sedan) will be based on the 5-series platform, but expect it to be a much more practical car.
It will have a higher roofline than the Five, a higher driving position, more passenger space and a much bigger boot, accessed by a large hatchback.
The PAS will be offered with four different engines: the PAS 3.0d with 245 hp and 550Nm; the PAS 3.0sd with 300 hp and 650Nm; the PAS 3.0si with306 hp and 400Nm and the PAS 4.0si powered by a V8 diesel engine with 408 PS and 600Nm. It will be rear-wheel driven only, and priced more competitively than Mercedes’ slow-selling R-class.