• Jul 19, 2010
The automotive landscape must be stacked to the sky with kindling right now. It seems like it takes little more than a spark of interest in one odd duckling of a model to create a wildfire of a new segment. From the monsoon of crossovers currently drowning our fair nation's freeways to weird hatch/crossover/sedan creations like the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and Honda Accord Crosstour, market segmentation is all the rage right now, and it doesn't look like it'll be slowing up anytime soon.

According to Autocar, Land Rover may have started something with its LRX Evoque. The site claims that BMW may be looking to broaden its X lineup with the addition of an X4 – which would predictably fall just above the X3 and below the X5 – to do battle with the new low-riding Land Rover. Odds are that where Land Rover and BMW trod, others soon will follow. Autocar even goes on to say that an X4 would make it easy for the company to roll out an X4 M, complete with a 350-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6 borrowed from the upcoming 1 Series M Coupe. Yes, it would probably sell like hotcakes, even if we can see no reason to blast the X stable into ever finer divisions.

[Source: Autocar]
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, BMW may not be ruling it out, but I am.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh, BMW. Just...stop.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hm... do we really need more suvwagonsedans?

      I wonder if these cars are actually selling. They're just so weird, in my eyes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In Soviet America, Car Czar chooses car FOR YOU!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, big time hammer and sickle action over here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The price is too much
      • 4 Years Ago
      My grandma had an X3 for about a month before returning it and getting herself a better SUV. Hated it more than any car, truck, van, SUV, or crossover she has or had. They told her when she was thinking about it that it would be fine in the fields....first day in the field, she was bringing my dad, my grandpa, and me some cool drinks while tilling.....sunk....got stuck.....we had to go get a 10 ton F550 (my dad's work truck) to pull it out....my dad's truck didn't sink. not sure why. Ground clearance and flimsy tires were what we assumed. But between it and iDrive, my grandparents don't plan on buying a Bimmer anytime soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hahaha that's crazy talk. /s
      • 4 Years Ago
      Make it an X4M Coupe and then call me. I've been hankering for a shoe since they ended production on the last ones.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's official. I hate BMW.
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hated BMW when they make the E90 M5. This is just adding insult to injury
        • 4 Years Ago
        I liked M cars better when it was just the M3 and M5.



        Everything else is pointless. A X4M ? Really BMW ? Do we need that... no.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I brought a deli tray.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        rotflmao.. i second that
        • 4 Years Ago
        The sad thing is that they used to be incredible.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The fact that you think its an E90 M5 shows that you know nothing about BMW
      • 4 Years Ago
      I used to agree... but when I saw a X6 in person!!!

      I would take one in black... but at $60k it doesn't seem worth it
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't know the Evoque was supposed to slot ABOVE the X3...?
      • 4 Years Ago
      M is a hoe.. everyone gets some.
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