BMW invests $990M into SC plant, and confirms X4
Today BMW announced that it will make a significant investment in its Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant in 2012 to prepare it for production of the upcoming X4 crossover. We already predicted the new model was coming, but this confirms it. The X4 will be to the X3 as the X6 is to the X5—a less-practical version with more-coupe-like styling.
Just as the X6 shares powertrains—not to mention some sheetmetal and interior elements—with the X5, the X4 will pilfer its goods from the X3. That means it should utilize the company’s excellent 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and it may also use BMW’s new 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four for an entry-level model.
The X4 will join its SUV brethren at the company’s South Carolina plant: BMW currently builds the X3, X5, and X6 there. At the earliest, the X4 could go on sale in 2013 as a 2014 model.
Another CUV to add to BMW's lineup :screwy:
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