Discussion in 'New BMW Models / Vehicles' started by bmwblog, Jun 12, 2008.
What do you guys think? X1 or the rumored V3?
Spy Photos: BMW X1 or maybe the V3 crossover?
I´d say its neither one, but rather the upcoming F5 (or whatever its name will be). The pictures in the F5 thread here on GCF look too similar to be a different car.
In addition I think its still too early for a "real" V3 to hit the roads. There may be a few mules on thair way, but no finished car.
Yet I wish it were the next V3 so that they could release it earlier (than 2012 or so :eusa_thin)...
Concerning the X1: The shape is way different to the X1 spyshots (overall-shape, proportions etc.)
Duh, duh, puh!
This is the PAS (V3, F5, Y5 or whatever will be called now), of course.
X1 is different ... check the X1 spy pics in the X1 spy pic thread.
V3, F3 PAC is not in such advanced development phase yet - not in the streets yet.
It will be lauched in 2009 Eni ?
Yes. 2nd half.
Then i guess FEP are close.
That's quick! Will it look like an enlarged 3er or will it take design cues for some other car??
Isn't the car based on the F10 5er?
Yes, it's based on a "large" platform. 3er is a "small" platform variant. So will be the "small PAS" or PAC".
PAS/PAC-series (Y-series most likely) will have its own specific styling characteristics. Just like X-series, and the Z-series are the series on their own - with family specific styling.
But the specific design cues will be similar as seen also on other BMWs - to fit into BMW model line perfectly.
Different but similar.
Just how similar or different will the F5's styling be compared to the F10 5er? Seems a little strange that the 'coupe-wagon' version of the 5er will be launched ahead of the new 5er sedan.
From the looks of it, it seems like the F5 will just be a 5er wagon with an X6-like rear end and have a bit of a higher ride-height than the 5er. Seems a bit silly having this as well as a 5er wagon...
..but then again, the more variants, the more choices for consumers which leads an increased sense of individuality.... and of course, the low cost of producing a bunch of models off the same platform provide enough reasoning as to why an F5 PAS is being developed.