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BMW Confirms X1 Compact SAV

June 16, 2008

MUNICH, GERMANY - The idea behind BMW’s upcoming X1 combines size, maneuverability, fueleconomy, and affordable pricing with the vantage point of a crossover vehicle. And,the X3 is slated to be replaced by the end of the decade, according towww.automobile.com.

 

BMW isgoing to build the X1 at its Leipzig plant alongside the 1-Series hatchback and coupe and the 3-Series. Besidessharing components with both of these vehicles, this facility was opted for dueto the location of production.

 

Productionof the next generation Z4 will move to Germany,while the X3, which is popular in North America, will be built in South Carolina. BMW’sxDrive all-wheel-drive system will be on offer, and power is expected to comefrom a range of PSA-BMW four-cylinder engines as well as the brand’s trademarkinline-six.

 

Expectthe next 1-Series to be launched after the debut of the X1, according to www.automobile.com.This could potentially mean the availability of a 1-Series hatchback in North America, where only the two-door notchback coupeand Cabriolet are currently sold.

 

 

 

 

 

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