New Spy Photos: BMW Progressive Activity Sedan

5 Series GT | November 5th, 2008 by 20
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With everyone waiting on the official release of the new Z4, BMW’s new concept, PAS, short for Progressive Activity Sedan, has made an appearance again. …

With everyone waiting on the official release of the new Z4, BMW’s new concept, PAS, short for Progressive Activity Sedan, has made an appearance again. In comparison to the spy shots we have seen a couple of weeks ago, the test mule seemed to have dropped a little tiny bit of camo tape off the headlights and changed the wheels style.

Other than that, everything is the same, consistent with BMW’s effort to use fake body panels that conceail the real shape and design. 

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What we know so far about the PAS? The five door crossover, as we heard recently, the BMW PAS will be marketed as a model between the 2010 BMW 5 Series and the 7 Series, of course, importing many design cues from the recently revealed BMW 7 Series. The twin-turbo 3.0 liter and the a twin-turbo V8 will be available, along with an EfficientDynamics engine, most likely the 3.0 liter diesel.

Pricing? Not cheap, expect the BMW PAS to sell at a premium price, similar to the X6.

If our sources are correct, and they were many times, we should see the first concept by January 2009.

Thanks for the tip Palbay!

[Source: Paultan and Zakwan ]

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20 responses to “New Spy Photos: BMW Progressive Activity Sedan”

  1. Gragop says:

    The PAS is beginning to remind me of Posche’s Panamera. Just debut the damn thing already!

  2. miles says:

    you can see the headlights now…AND THOSE ARE SWEET TAILPIPES!!!

  3. Lee says:

    What the hell is a “Progressive Activity Sedan”?

    Does that mean it’s going to disappear in the middle of the night to camp out at a hippie rally? If I drive past someone wearing a fur coat, will it throw red paint on them? Does it include a boat feature so it can float off into the Arctic Circle to protect the Two Eyed Yellow Breasted Snow Seal? I know, personally, I’d be pretty pissed off if my “PAS” vanishes one evening to attend a Phish reunion concert…

  4. Gragop says:


    hahaha I needed that first thing this morning.

  5. Gragop says:


    I heard the PAS will be featured at Burning Man this year…just sayin…

  6. Lee says:


    So, what is this Gragop? You think you’re important enough to quote yourself now or what? I didn’t realize I was e-talking to someone that awesome. You have to give me a heads up on these things so I know to grovel at your self-quoting feet.

    (I’m wearing a decent pair of slacks today, so do you mind if I borrow your kevlar knee pads so I don’t scuff up my pants while I bow to your badassedness?)


  7. Horatiu B. says:

    @Gragop: lol good way to start my day

  8. Gragop says:

    @Horatiu B.:

    Alright – look I do a lot of drinking at the office first thing in the morning. I was 3 Jack & Cokes deep already at 10:30AM so I can’t be held responsible for accidentally quoting myself – that’s Jack talking…not Gragop. GEEZ, Can’t I be a raging alcoholic AND blog?

    And yes, I’m very badass…and I’ll knee you in the face with said knee pads.

  9. Lee says:

    I’m not pissed about you being drunk and blogging… I’m pissed because you’re a stingy bastard and never offered to share said Jack. I do prefer Jager, but I’ll take a couple Jack and Pepsis nonetheless. After spending 45 minutes on the phone with a guy trying to nickel-and-dime-me down on some dry-rotted belts for his 528, I could use a drink.

    “But I just bought new belts 15 months ago. Don’t you guys have a one-year warranty?”

    “Yes sir, it covers your belts for a year.”

    “And they’re cracked after 15 months. Can you take that into consideration?”

    “I’ve considered it, sir, and came to the conclusion that 15 months is indeed more than 12.”

  10. Gragop says:

    @Lee: hahaha that last line kills me!

  11. Gragop says:


    I’ll mail you some of those minibar Jack Daniels bottles.

  12. Lee says:



    Now the question is, should I have you send them to my house or to my work??? I’m sure I’d catch a few raised eyebrows from the boss if a package full of Jack arrived at the door, but at least this way I could leave a couple bottles of them on the desk.

    If a customer asks why I have enough booze on my desk to get an Irishman trashed, I can always respond with “Because this is the only thing that gets me through having to explain what a Cyclone Seperator is to 41 people a day, and having to explain it at least four times to no less than 39 of those people.”

  13. Gragop says:


    Just hide it in cough syrup bottles or a Nyquil bottle and sip out of that all day…that’s what I do and it seems to work?

  14. Lee says:

    I could use empty Maple syrup bottles, claim to be Canadian and then scream “DISCRIMINATION!!!” if anyone tries to make me stop…

    Only problem is, though, that I’d have to always wear hockey jerseys under my dress shirts and those things are just too damn expensive to use as undershirts. Oh, and I’d have to say “Aboot” and “Eh” all the time. Just don’t know if I’m ready to make that kind of commitment in order to remain plastered at work.

  15. Gragop says:

    @Lee: you also have to eat flap jacks at every meal and wear suspenders with flannel shirts. I could do those things to be able to drink at work.

  16. Simon says:

    7.11.2008 saw the PAS, but this one was different… It had the same nose but had the rear of a 3 series touring on the back.. So looked like a frankenstein, 5 series nose with 3 series back???

    Any ideas Guys

  17. Lee says:

    Mmmm, pancakes + Jack Daniels.

    Where do I sign up, eh?

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