Welcome PAS! BMW’s Progressive Activity Sedan has now been officially unveiled as a concept car. The unveiling happened at an event in Munich, Germany and it previews the car BMW now calls the 5 Series GT. GT stands for Gran Turismo. The images you see are CGI (computer generated images).
The BMW PAS was first talked about by BMW two years ago and we thought they were going after MPVs with three rows of seats and sitting space for at least seven. We thought wrong. The car is based on the 5 Series platform but has a higher ride height. It’s not as high as an X5 though. Four doors are featured as per normal sedans but a fifth rear door is where the magic lies.
As you can see in some of the pictures, the rear door opens two ways, first opening up a smaller storage compartment without letting air into the car. It can also be opened conventionally so people can actually enter through it. The rear seats are said to be flexible to allow rear passengers pretty much the same kind of room that an airline would give its Business Class clients.
Our minds are already running amok imagining exactly what type of engines will power the 5 Series GT. We have a few ideas, like the 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol of 225kW or the 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel with 210kW and 580Nm. These two are obvious. Another obvious one is the 4.4-litre turbo V8. We also expect a brand new engine currently not used by any other vehicle in the BMW stable.
The BMW 5 Series GT will be shown at the Geneva International Motor Show during the first week of March.