BMW sources reveal that the 5-Series patterned Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) will be unwrapped in a special event on February 11 and 12 although details have been closely guarded at this time. It is commonly expected that the PAS, which is founded on the latest 2010 5-Series, will be introduced after the debut of the redesigned 5-Series.
Considering the timeframe for the PAS showing, however, it would look like BMW will be showing a concept version rather than a production model.
Nevertheless, a concept is fundamentally just a thinly-veiled production model. Another likelihood, which will be determined in time, is that BMW is previewing the model to the media as an advance move for its official introduction in March at the Geneva motor show.
Initially, there were talks that the PAS will be introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. This could still be plausible if BMW chooses to debut the 5-Seires in Geneva.
No matter where or when the latest PAS will be showcased, the important thing is that it will come with the same gasoline-diesel powerplant range as the BMW 5-Series. Also featured in the PAS will be more interior and cargo room compared to the S-Series but slightly lesser in comparison to the Wagon version.=