The crossover is expected to seat five rather than seven passengers. Some components will come from the forthcoming BMW X7.
Expect volume to be low -- fewer than 3,000 vehicles a year -- and the price to be high -- $250,000-plus. The crossover will compete against Land Rover's Range Rover, the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini's SUV. That leaves Ferrari as the only major luxury automaker that hasn't said it will add a crossover to its lineup.
Dawn: The two-door convertible based on the Wraith will debut at the Frankfurt auto show later this month and go on sale in April. The Dawn convertible will have a soft top.
Engines likely will include a 624-hp, twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter V-12. Despite sharing the Wraith platform and components, the Dawn is expected to have a softer ride than the performance hardtop coupe.
Ghost: The four-door sedan got an update last year, so a redesign isn't likely until 2019 or 2020.
Wraith: The two-door fastback went on sale in 2013 and likely will not get a freshening until at least 2019.
Phantom: The flagship sedan will be redesigned in 2017 and will shed weight to improve agility and handling. The next-generation Phantom will rely on lightweight materials and comfort as well as safety and technology features from the redesigned BMW 7-series sedan. An all-wheel-drive model using BMW's xDrive system is possible. A redesigned coupe could come two years later, followed by a redesigned Drophead Coupe convertible.