• Oct 9, 2008
BMW has been aggressively expanding its vehicle offerings, and like most other automakers, crossovers make up the majority of additions. Earlier this year, team Bimmer added the X6, and with the X1 concept unveiled in Paris, mild-to-wild CUVs seem to be the focus for the boys in Bavaria. Automotive News is reporting that the SAV love will continue next year when BMW unleashes the X4. Design elements are said to come from the larger X6, which is to say that it'll probably look like a really tall hatchback. The X1 concept and the production X3 are based off of the excellent 3-Series platform, and we're guessing the X4 will also don the sharp-handling underpinnings.

If this is what BMW needs to do in order to remain the world's top-selling luxury automaker, we're not so sure it's worth the trouble. The X1 will probably sell relatively well, but it will do so with underwhelming sheet metal. An X4 based off the X6 sounds like an even worse proposition, but then again, we didn't think the X6 was a bright idea either.

UPDATE: A BMW spokesperson told 4Car that the automaker has no plans to produce an X4.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why?

      Just...

      Why?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, I guess it's possible to design a car uglier than the X6 after all. Who knew?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i was never a fan of BMW and like them less by the day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      German car makers are making almost the same mistake the American car makers made. Too many niches, too many cars, too many variants of the same-damn-thing. And all of them equally ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yuck. Just...yuck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now I don't know what looks worse. BMW concepts or BMW production cars?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I cannot understand why BMW insists on building cars that offer all of the disadvantages of an SUV and none of the benefits, especially as such cars are less than economical and at a time when the world is slipping into recession. Yet people are buying the X6, if only because it is something different. If we needed proof that the world has gone mad, perhaps this is it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      enough with all the station wagons already...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ummmm....... the wheels look nice???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stop the madness, please.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Madness?

        THIS

        IS

        MUNICH!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is a good news! If I'm not mistaken X4 is 4X4?

      http://bid4goodies.com
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