BMW has confirmed that the much rumoured X4 will enter production, but we will have to wait until 2014 for the baby X6.
Frank-Peter Arndt, BMW's board member responsible for production, confirmed the existence of the coupé-cum-4x4 while announcing a further $900 million investment in its Spartanburg South Carolina plant in America.
"This is in response to rising global demand for our BMW X models and the expansion of the BMW X family to include the BMW X4," said Arndt. "This will create 300 new jobs by the end of this year. This will allow us to produce 350,000 units in Spartanburg in the mid-term."
The X4 will sit between the X3 and X5 in BMW's model line-up and will compete with forthcoming cars from Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
Paul Healy - 17 Jan 2012