TTAC Photochop: BMW 3-Series PAS
The relentless search for automotive niches is only getting started. BMW, for instance, will offer the next 3-Series as a sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible (with folding hard-top), shooting brake (two doors) and a compact PAS (Progressive Activity Sedan). They'll offer a total of three wagons, with light, strong and ultra-strong utility flavor. I can't say I mind the idea of a 3-Series shooting brake though, as I'm a huge fan of this body type. But that's another article. Right now, we're having a first look at their small PAS. What is PAS? Well they say it's sort of a crossover with plenty of room for all the family members and the dynamic capabilities to keep the male side happy (think X6 that shrank in the car wash). Expect the new BMW uber-grille (will be soon launched on the next 7-Series) and a more mature flame-surfacing treatment. And don't shoot the messenger.