A few days ago we reported that BMW might be unleashing another sportscar to their lineup by the name of the Z Spyder Stradale. Today, it’s time to give way to another rumor. It seems that the German manufacturer has plans for two new concepts: a Compactive Sport Tourer (a flexible Sports Concept for four or five passengers) and the Advanced Sport Tourer (a model for four, five or seven passengers).

So, what is really hiding under these fancy names? BMW’s attempt to make compact and larger MPVs more attractive and innovative that’s what. The Compactive Sport Tourer is based on the 1-Series and is a coupe orientated typical compact hatchback while the Advanced Sport Tourer is based on the 3-Series and is a longer wheelbase coupe with a wagon orientation.

BMW has been looking into the MPV market roughly since 2004 when they designed the BMW F3 slated for production in 2010. In 2006, BMW decided that they wanted the MPV market to grow by about 45% by 2015. Obviously, they did not end up producing the F3....or did they? These two new models could be newly named F3s and BMW’s attempt to fuel the development of the MPV market.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Source: BMW Blog

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8 comments:

  (276) posted on 05.24.2011

Just recently, there was a compact car that was released under the name of Sport Tourer. And its good thing that there is no reason to be disappointed since its quite powerful compare to its competitor.

  (577) posted on 05.24.2011

hmm. There are lot of car that was line up for the future production of the BMW and
I haven’t hear any for the Stradale. However,I always have a positive thought for this car.
I bet it would be powerful just like any other BMW car.

  (939) posted on 08.12.2010

this is a new surprise to the consumer, i can’t wait for more reviews of the new concept Bimmer.

  (1023) posted on 05.31.2010

Well, I think they wanted to reveal a two option for buyers that’s why? they’ve been working for a two concepts or maybe the the first concept didn’t make the production.

  (1333) posted on 05.31.2010

Well it’s just a rumors yet but for sure it wont take long for the bimmer to put this into prototype.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

This is a new surprise to the consumer! I can’t wait for more reviews of the new concept Bimmer.

  (18) posted on 05.28.2010

...just call it "unavailable", like the GTD and other interesting cars destined for Europe or the far east only.

  (808) posted on 05.27.2010

one car with two variations, it would be more appriciated if they renamed it...

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