We reported before that BMW is looking into making vans since the company saw a market for a MPV model to grow by 45 percent between 2005 and 2015. While we thought there would be a longer timeframe before BMW made this
stupid move, it seems like that time is just around the corner.
BMW had previously confirmed that it working on making a 5-Series based MPV using influence from the X5, but now BMW is saying they are planning another model that will be based on the 3-Series and will be called the F3. The 5-Series based sportvan is expected to be revealed in mid-2009, and if approved the 3-Series based F3 will follow later that year.
The F3 is expected to have a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower.