Prior to the debut of the unique X5 in 1999, the concept of a BMW crossover may possibly have seemed like heresy. But right here we are, fifteen years removed from the Frank Stephenson-penned design, and the Bavarian automaker has expanded its crossover lineup to include the X1, X3, X4 and X6, and it is displaying no sign of slowing down.
We not too long ago reported that BMW is arranging on slotting an X2 in at the bottom of the selection among the X1 and X3, but now it’;s currently being extensively reported that it really is received an even bigger a single to put in at the top of its utility line. That, of course, would be the X7, a prolonged-rumored 3-row model that would give BMW a large loved ones hauler to challenge the Mercedes-Benz GL.
In accordance to The Wall Street Journal, BMW is expanding its assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to accommodate manufacturing of the X7 alongside the X3, X4 and X5 that it previously builds there for neighborhood consumption.
When Autoblog attempted to attain BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg for comment, representatives declined to examine the veracity of the report, saying only that announcements are planned for March 28. So till then, it appears like we’;ll just have to sit and wait.