BMW considers crossover model

Munich. BMW wants to introduce a completely new crossover model series before 2008.

The company aims to reach customers interested in a luxury car with utility features.

"Of course it will have to become a typical BMW vehicle and an individual car," Burkhard Goeschel, BMW design development boss, told Automobilwoche.

The plan is to design a 5-meter-long vehicle that offers a highly variable space concept.

"Just as with the BMW X5, we will enter the segment at the top," Goeschel said.

BMW expects a decision by 2004 on whether it will build the vehicle.

Tags: Automakers BMW

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