Winding Road has photos of what they say is BMW's new V-Series crossover. Expected to be built on the 5-series platform, the V-Sseries is rumored to be BMW's attempt to give buyers more interior space than the new X6, but more comfort and sportiness than the X5.

Engine choices should be similar to the 5-Series, with a 3.0L I-6 on the low end and, possibly, the 500i's 420 HP V8 on the top of the line V-Series. In between those two extremes could easily slot another I-6 and even one of BMW's diesel powerplants. All-wheel drive is another rumored option.

Chances the V will come here may well depend on U.S. reaction to the X6, which shares some lines and characteristics with the V. But if anyone has the ability to sell a minivan-like crossover here, it's BMW.

Check out Winding Road for more spy shots of this highly-disguised, baby-hauling BMW.

[Source: Winding Road]