New BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Makes Worldwide Debut
16 November 1998New BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Makes Worldwide Debut at Detroit Auto Show
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 13 -- The new BMW Sports Activity Vehicle will make its worldwide debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit from January 9-23. Like the BMW Z3 roadster, which was introduced in 1996, the Sports Activity Vehicle has been the subject of speculation and spy photos in the past several months. The first official photo clearly indicates the distinctive look of this sporty new vehicle. Like other BMW automobiles, the new Sports Activity Vehicle is characterized by classic BMW features such as aesthetic design, dynamic performance and superior safety features. In addition, this vehicle offers a brand-new driving experience, particularly through its high seating position and the flexibility to offer typical BMW driving performance on any road surface. With its unitary body construction and independent suspension, the Sports Activity Vehicle sets new standards in dynamic performance and safety for vehicles which also look good off the beaten path. Constructed at BMW Manufacturing Corp.'s production plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Sports Activity Vehicle is an all-new passenger car with the most advanced four wheel-drive technology plus the comfort and driving characteristics expected of a BMW.