Car: Rumours of BMW MPVs prove true!

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  1. jinushaun

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    So I read about a year ago in Car that BMWs were looking into MPVs (read: minivans) and I kinda scoffed at it. This was back when people were speculating about the change in BMW's numbering scheme (ie. 3er to 4er) and some other ideas about BMW's direction. But lo and behold, the January issue of Car has pics of not one, but TWO MPV concepts by BMW! :eek3: :ugh:

    One is based on the 1er and another 5er. I must admit, the smaller one looks pretty nice. More like a GTi or Civic Si than a minivan. In that case, it would be just like a regular hatch/mini instead of an estate. Like those tiny Peugots or something. The 5er looks like the Chrysler Pacifica in terms of size and shape.

    I guess BMW's new goal is to be a volume dealer with their thumb in every pie, instead of the manufacturer of the ultimate driving machines. :sad2:

    1er:
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    5er:
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  3. AsianRage

    AsianRage Know about Media Ventures?

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    I like the look of that 5er series minivan
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    I will bomb their HQ in Germany if those cars become reality.
     
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    Surprised no one said repost. :o When I was searching for those pics, I found a thread on another forum dated Nov 30. :hs:
     
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    I hope MB doesn't decide to make minivans :rofl: This is great :bigthumb:
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Ummm.......they did that a loooong time ago. It's called the M-class.
     
  8. czm3

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    On top of that, they've made minivans for the european market. Also remember that MB is the world's biggest manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses etc.
     
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    M Class> BMW MPV. BTW the M Class is a piece.

    The last I checked I live in the US :o I'm fully aware of MB's involvement of making heavy duty machinery :)
     
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    Hatchback - cool as fuck, especially RWD with sick BMW handling. Just imagine the M.

    Minivan - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH... *breathe*.. HAHAHAHA
     
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    I'm aware it doesn't exist yet. Take it easy :o

    MB has some new SUV's coming out that are prob going to discountiue the M-Class or take a chunk off their sales.

    I'd drive a ML55 grocery getter any day :o


    Autoweek Online Dec. 20, 2003
    BMW BORING? NEIN - Let's get one thing straight: BMW will never make a minivan "because they are just plain boring," says BMW AG Chairman Helmut Panke. "Our customers can always rely on one particular thing: We do not build and we never will build boring cars," Automotive News Europe quoted Panke as saying. "We will focus on premium - only on premium." But while speaking at a dinner with British journalists in London last month, Panke admitted that although there will be no minivan, BMW is looking at what he calls a "space concept."
     
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