Our friend EnI, member of GCZ, has some new information regarding future BMW vehicles. I would like to say that I didn’t have a chance to confirm these statements with other sources, but EnI has proven to be reliable many times.
But here is what he said in regards to the upcoming BMW PAS/5 Series GT, the new BMW 6 Series or the 3 Series coupe and convertible facelift.
BMW Progressive Activity / 5 Series GT
I was informed first PAS FEP (what FEP means) prototypes were about to hit Munich streets in the next days.
Yet some BMW marketing guys wanted R&D department to keep PAS under pre-FEP heavy camo until a Concept premiere (in Geneva). Engineers claimed such action would postpone FEP phase testing for few more weeks – and that was an absolute no go for R&D department. Board of Director was asked to inetervene … and to decide what to do. The Board of Directors meeting is to occur later this week, or early next week.
However … in the best case the FEP-camoed PAS will hit the roads next week, in the “worst” case we’ll have to wait till early March.
So, still have to wait 1 to 8 weeks.”
2010 BMW 6 Series
F12 6er coupe pre-FEP prototype is also ready – limited drives on Munich roads going on at the moment; prototype is about to start extensive tests at the Nurburgring.
2010 BMW X1
X1 will also starting to enter late FEP phases shortly – meaning even less camouflage.
2011 BMW 1 Series
1 Series prototypes are ready – expect pre-FEP prototypes to start the testings in the next months.
2010 BMW 3 Series Facelift – Coupe and Convertibles
3 Series Coupe and cabrio facelifted cars are also to hit the roads in the next weeks. With slight psychedelic camouflage here and there (mainly front and rear).
BMW 7 Series Hybrid
Also late FEP phase of 7er hybrid is about to start as well.
After 102EX concept premiere in Geneva the RR04 baby Rolls prototypes will also starting to lose some camouflage.
Btw, I was also told Design department was working on a design study concept for Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2009 exibition. Based on the hint that was given to me I think it’s some kind of Mini design excercise.
As I said a few weeks back, this will be an exciting year for BMW and bimmer fans.