The F5 is expected to go head-to-head with Mercedes-Benz’ R-class but given its poor sales we have to question why BMW thinks the luxury-MPV segment is worthy of competing in. The smaller F3, meanwhile, is designed to rival Mercedes’ B-class.
This new rendering is a good indication of the final design of the larger F5 variant. Engine options will remain the same as its donor 5-series sedan but don’t expect anything bigger than a six-cylinder to feature.
The expected launch date for the F5 is in mid-2009, with the smaller F3 set to appear one year later. However, before we see any of the F models, BMW will launch its all new X6 crossover due in the second half of next year.