The BMW Progressive Activity Sedan ( PAS ) will make its first appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show next year, which will be held in September. Despite its name, the vehicle seems to be more of an estate or hatchback, with a split-gate rear portal instead of a rear deck and boot-lid design, as AutoTelegraaf states.
The car will have many of the lines from the X6, as spy photos taken during the past year reveal. Just as the X6, the new BMW PAS will be a four-seater with individual bucket seats with heating and massage functions.. The vehicle is expected to come in both RWD and AWD configurations.
The BMW PAS is also expected to have very short overhangs, flared fenders and optional 21 in wheels. The wheelbase will have an overall length of a minimum of 4.90 m, which will make the new PAS a bit larger than the X6, as it will fall between the existing 5- and 7- series cars.Four different engines will be available at first, together with the latest EfficientDynamics technology, including the possibility of a hybrid option. There is a 245hp 3.0L turbodiesel, followed by a pair of 300hp 3.0L twin-turbo six cylinder engines, one diesel and the other petrol. The range topper will be a new 408hp 4.0L diesel V8 with an available 600Nm of torque.