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Rumor: BMW preparing new models – Compactive Sport Tourer, Advanced Sport Tourer

Featured Posts, Rumors | May 25th, 2010 by 8
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A new week and new rumors around future plans for the BMW brand. With the economy showing signs of recovery and automarkers reporting profits once …

A new week and new rumors around future plans for the BMW brand. With the economy showing signs of recovery and automarkers reporting profits once again, the automotive field becomes exciting once again. BMW has recently unveiled an unexpected, but highly appreciated new concept, BMW Gran Coupe, a concept that plans to fill the shoes of the canceled CS Concept and one that brings new competition to the four-door coupe segment.

Today, our favorite BMW insider, Scott27, gives us a glance  into BMW’s future and outlines the details of two new concepts to come.

First, BMW Compactive Sport Tourer, a flexible Sports Concept for four or five passengers. Second, Advanced Sport Tourer, another flexible Sports Concept for four, five or seven passengers.

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Fancy names indeed, but what lays behind these two new concepts?

In just a few words, the above mentioned Tourers represent an idea of taking the profitable Compact and larger MPVs segment by designing these type of vehicles in more innovative and stylish ways.

The idea is to take an MPV and fit it in the profile of a car, but without the proportions and style of a typical MPV Concept. BMW also plans to bring out the semi-commanding driving position to a smaller compact concept. Semi-Command will now feature the sleeker, more fastback orientated concepts of the 1 Series and 3 Series Gran Turismo proposals.

Compactive Sport Tourer is  more of a coupe orientated typical compact hatchback . Advanced Sport Tourer is a longer wheelbase Coupe,  wagon orientated.

Both of these two new concepts are based on the 1 Series/3Series backbone.

Some of the requirements describing these two new vehicles came from a customer study that revealed preferences around a typical MPV, but with a raised driving position and seven seats. Currently, the only seven seater BMW can be found with the optional third-row seat in the BMW X5.

As expected, the details are sketchy at the moment, but as we move forward into the year, we expect further details to be revealed.

Stay tuned for more information on another BMW concept, Z Spyder Stradale.

[Photo Credit: Shawn Molnar ]

  • Doug

    BMW needs a separate brand for this stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    well im confused .is this new fancy names just replacing the 3gt and 1 gt,because we can see they changed name for 6 series gt its gran coupe now….i think they should keep it simple…. and if this models are for them self ,then its way too much…

  • james may

    doug do you think bmw should of created a new brand when they first made cars. Because cars are different from moto bikes, its not like they make commercial vans, buses and trucks under the same brand like Mercedes.

    • Doug

      Well, they weren’t making planes and cars (or motorcycles) at the same time. But that wouldn’t necessarily confuse the brand if they did. They’d have to introduce an urban 4wd half-car/half-plane and then name it something that makes it completely unclear where it fits… something like the Heinkel He 115 GT ///M-sport EfficientDynamics X-drive Sport Tourer :).

      I’m being a little sarcastic obviously, but this marketing free-for-all is (imho, naturally) really confusing the identity of BMW.

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