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Renderings: BMW X0

Featured Posts, Rumors | April 6th, 2011 by 33
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First news around a BMW X0 appeared back in 2010. Several magazines, citing unnamed sources withing BMW, said the Munich-based automaker is planning a new …

First news around a BMW X0 appeared back in 2010. Several magazines, citing unnamed sources withing BMW, said the Munich-based automaker is planning a new small Sports Activity Vehicle that aims to close the gap between the MINI Countryman and BMW X1.

Possible names of the baby-SAV include the BMW X0, a similar moniker as the other X-vehicle in the lineup. According to sources, BMW extends the X lineup as an answer to customer request and feedback received. The general idea is to offer extended space in a family-oriented vehicle that provides more flexibility in a much smaller car.

Other rumors floating in the past were saying that the alleged BMW X0 will be a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle driven by three and four cylinder turbocharged engines. The power output is rumored to fall between the 100 and 184 range. The platform used in the BMW X0 is expected to be the same as the one found in the MINI Countryman, a move that would save BMW development costs and will offer better fuel consumption.

Renderings: BMW X0

Despite the BMW X0 naming convention being thrown around, we continue to believe that the smaller SAV might one of the Active and Compact Sports Tourers rumored in the past. These niche vehicles will be using the 1 Series matrix, with a FWD/4WD platform. We see these type of vehicles as a larger hatch/wagon with space for five and higher driving position, similar to an X0 idea.

The news of an even smaller X vehicle sound futuristic at the moment, but recently BMW has once again reiterated their plans to produce smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles that fit the lifestyle of many customers that live in an urban setting.

Renderings: BMW X0

[Rendering: Andrei Avarvarii ]

  • http://www.facebook.com/clintonac Clinton Alexander Campbell

    I really see no real purpose for a “X0″

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

      I see one, to make money ?

      seriously BMW is so eager to use their “coolness” to generate extra profit. Its getting a little too much. Why do we need 5 SAV in a BMW lineup when their core should be to build frikkin’ good cars.
      X1 X3 X5 X6 and I heard that X4 is coming in 2012, this X0 would be their 6th SAV !!! Way too many. No makers have this much SAV in their lineup. OK maybe Mercedes, but Mercedes is/was a biggest truck maker in Europe. They had a complete truck lineup and specialized on small/medium/large trucks.
      Maybe their market share is too big so BMW wants that ?
      MB is successful with their small cars. BMW got envious. welcome to the world of mini-BMW’s with FWD.

  • Tom Cardone

    cool renderings

  • Bryce

    Cool, an upscale RAV4!

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  • Ted

    this is fucking retarded, this is the sort of senseless expansion that brings companies down

    • Machester Man

      innit i agree they’re tryin to hard to enter different segements in the market. They should concentrate more on their core models 1,3,5,6,7,x5 and keep them on top of the hill before they get chewed up by mercs and audis. they should even make a petrol supercar wtih an efficient turbo-charged engine. come on we all know that BMW could easily make an R8 killer but instead they build x0s, i3′s and weird crossovers. BMW need to give the fans a supercar to droole over so we can stop drooling over R8′s! f**k the x0!

      • wazon8

        They will produce X0, but not R8′s killer, because there are here for making money and survive as the last independent pemium cars maker at the market. X0 will allow them to earn some money, while supercar makes no profits at all. Suggesting that’s good idea to invest in a supercar that will only generate loss in time of financial crisis is simply crazy. There is nearly no point in making such thing right now. They already test new technologies in LeMans, WRC and WTTC, so the need for supercar gets even more pointless. There is also no clear marketing profits from having supercar in palette. Actually, BMW’s growth in last 10 years proved that car company doesn’t need to have a supercar in order to become the most admire automaker. Maybe, they’ll create supercar in future, but not during crisis.

        @Ted, I’ve never seen any expansion taking any company down, if they didn’t also lower price to the level typical for cheap cars makers. But BMW is unlikely to sell this X0 in a price range of – say – Kia Sportage or Toyota RAV4, isn’t it?

        • Otto

          “supercar makes no profits at all”
          Dude, you need to go back to Marketing 101. Supercars might not bring direct revenues but what they bring in terms of image is priceless. BMW is the last premium car maker without such a model.
          I think the BMW board is making a huge mistake thinking they can capitalise on their sporty image forever. M versions are not seen as spicy as they used to be since MB, Audi and even Jaguar released their own sport department.
          It’s also sad to see that BMW doesn’t know what to do with the upcoming i8. Would it be Diesel, petrol? And now the Porsche 918 that will blast it in every way…

          • wazon8

            Are you able to realize that BMW’s success is the best counterexample to the theory of marketing success that having supercar will generate? BMW is still growing without having supercar since 70-ties, while MB lost its title of the biggest premium car maker in the time, when they introduced SLR. I don’t care what you’ve learned at Marketing 101, after all the methodology of theories of successful marketing strategies allows one to find some systematicity in market, but it’s not a physics and hence all of their predictions about influence of given marketing strategy on customers behaviour are fallible. And it seems that if these theories predict that supercars are priceless in creating brand’s image, we have an example of very unseccessful prediction. Facts are rather quite opposite, BMW is not only the biggest premium car maker in the world, but they even gained the title of the most admired car maker in the world one week ago. All of these without having supercar! BTW, BMW actually earned more to their sporty image by winning important endurance race with M3 GT4.

          • wazon8

            Otto, just read what Porsche 918 really is. It won’t consume slightly above 3 litre per 100km, while driven normally. I wonder how many times it’s needed to be repeat that they only calculate minimal consumption, basing on computer predictions, which are not confirmed by real world tests yet. Theoretically, you can drive this Porsche in the way that it will consume 3 litre, but who will do it in a car with such amount of torgue and power?! If you pushed it (as everyone would do), it would burn above 10 litre per 100 km with its V8 easily. Contrary, i8 is a car that went trough number of tests in real world and it’s said to have average consumption around 4 litre/100km. That’s impressive since it has M3′s performance figures. Porsche 918 is impressive car eighter, but not the one with 3litre/100km average consumption.

        • http://twitter.com/Fantastic_Beats Ofentse Letsholo

          ”Actually, BMW’s growth in last 10 years proved that car company doesn’t need to have a supercar in order to become the most admired automaker. Maybe, they’ll create supercar in future, but not during crisis.”

          Not that iDo want the X0 but i agree with u there. I doubt BMW will make a super even in the future, BMW is all about ”changing the world”. And so that’s why they even take their EfficientDynamics and BMWi seriously. They just want to do ”green cars” not super cars. Maybe after the success of i8 they will take some iTech to the future ”z10″.

          They want complete all ”X series” then add maybe 2 and 4 series, and now finish ”i cars”, like add i4, i5, i6, i7 and then go to ”Zs” =Z5, Z6, Z7, Z9 and Z10. But before most we will get Z2 because it will sell and iThink we will get it on the next generation of Z4, so there can be ”new size difference”.

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  • Giom

    Man, I can just never get enough of new BMWs! Most of you guys sound like old ladies with wet pants… complain complain complain! At least we know that BMW will be around for a long time…

  • Giom

    Man, I can just never get enough of new BMWs! Most of you guys sound like old ladies with wet pants… complain complain complain! At least we know that BMW will be around for a long time…

  • T.

    0 Actually means nothing.
    But the car referred to is a Mix of SAV, MPV and Touring… It is known as the BMW 1er F.amily A.ctivity S.ports T.ourer. The baby BMW’s which will be FWD will not use the name “0″.

    The BMW FAST is actually a new type of vehicle for a popular segment it combines 3 vehicles – The solidity of an SAV , The space of an MPV and the shape and flexibility of a Touring without resorting to a typical MPV – Van with added allround glasshouse look. Such a vehicle is demanded by European customers, FAST will also be available with xDrive.

  • viper

    well it looks better than x3 thats fo sure , as far as for size how can you go smaller than x1….funny.
    fwd..what
    all in all l think this is a bunch of bull

  • Bumer

    WTF… what’s the freakin’ difference between this X0, X1 and X3? They’re all god damn chick cars… c’mon BMW – make some manly cars for a while too. The X5 is getting old… so is the X6. Give us some new version from these models and let’s say… an X9 (something to compete with Audi Q7 and Mercedes GL). I’ve been looking for a large SUV for a while and there’s nothing out there anymore. Audi Q7 is getting old, so is Mercedes GL. Bemar ain’t got nothing… I’m not gonna buy this peace of sh*t Escalade… c’mon guys!

    • wazon8

      Egh, Q7 is of X5 size, isn’t it?

      • Otto

        Err, no.
        Q7 is for Range Rover and MB GL.
        X5 is for MB ML, Porsche Cayenne, etc
        The X7 that was cancelled in the beginning of the economic crisis was for Q7.

  • English as a First Language

    umm, editors – that would “mated” and “whopping”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3ZEBRXOFQOCADGIOP7E34NP44 Dave Hermann

    I’m holding out for the X negative one.

  • Dede

    I’ve you live in a dense urban environment like New York City or San Francisco, the difference between an X5, X3, X1, and the rendered vehicle can be quite dramatic. I like the idea of the rendered vehicle and have been asking for the 1 series hatches in the US for some time. Not that BMW has heard me….

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  • bunker

    there’s a “gap” between the X1 and the Countryman?!?

  • Fadi

    heyyy any body in BMW can hear me ……just build a petrol supercar and stop this mess.
    BMW fans would like to see a BMW breaking an audi R8 and the stupid SLS and not an X0

  • Fadi

    heyyy any body in BMW can hear me ……just build a petrol supercar and stop this mess.
    BMW fans would like to see a BMW breaking an audi R8 and the stupid SLS and not an X0

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  • Loli

    This would be a perfect replacement for the X1 which is much too long (size) for a proper urban use.

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