Discussion in 'X3 SAV' started by tobajara, May 15, 2007.
F01 built in Dingolfing, also RFK.
Z4 - back to Regensburg. Next Gen.
Possible: more Z-types.
Guess: Magna gets X1
Part of the reason why BMW is moving the next gen X3 to the US is to create a natural hedge against foreign exchange rates. That would support having an X1 produced in Europe (Americans still love huge SUVs despite high gas prices).
As for the Z4, I'm not sure of the sales distribution between the US and the rest of the world. If more are sold in the US, I'd expect it to stay in NC.
2006 worldwide sales:
Z4: 20,981 (12,284 of them sold in US = 58.5%)
X5: 75,321 (26,798 of them sold in US = 35.6%)
X3: 114,000 (31,291 of them sold in US = 27.4%)
Q1 2007 worldwide sales:
Z4: 6,732 (1,906 of them sold in US = 28.3%)
X5: 17,459 (9,069 of them sold in US = 51.9%) *mind that E70 X5 was available in NA market only in Q1 2007!!!
X3: 29,247 (6,674 of them sold in US = 22.8%)
Wow the X3 is really popular somewhere else it seems.
It was built with Europe in mind - since Europe loves smaller SAVs / Crossovers (smaller vehicles in general), while X5 targets US market mainly.
Also X1 - when it comes - will be a huge hit in Europe, while I can't see many of them being sold in US - unless a shift in American mentality happens (due gas prices).
I gotta say ENI, BMW is embarking on an expansion plan that makes MB's and even Audi's look rather tame. I hope they know with their doing with all these models and fragments thereof.
Hope the integrity of the BMW-ness remains both on a vehicle and brand level.
MB definately made mistakes, let's hope BMW doesn't.
X1 is the most pathetic BMW ever. I hate it, really really really much. I'm going to pee on that car as long as I live. Shame on you BMW for fooling people to buy this little worm.
You mean you piss on the idea of making an X1, 'cause you cannot piss on something that doesn't even exist!
Well, i piss on it too; i don't want so many models, it can hurt... We've convinced ourselves in that.
Why do you hate it ?
Question for who? Me, Andreas or both?
In any case, seems to me that BMW is about to expand too much, too many X models. X1, X3, X5, X6 and even rumors about X4.:t-banghea
Sure, Eni will jump in and make a looong post explaining why. There are reasons for that acc. to BMW, but simply i'm afraid they won't be able to concentrate on every model that much. Might compromise overall image.
I hope i'm wrong, but that's what i think...:t-hands:
ANd if BMW can manage to offer all these models without doing compromises on efforts made on each one, will you still hate the X1 ?
yes, yes yes yes and yes!! !! No need for and explanation why, the answer is obvious.
Again, i don't hate the car, but only the idea.
I'm sure they know what they're doing and i for sure want them to succeed. But if it's possible and if they can, i have no clue.
If they can manage it and if i'm proven wrong and idiot for saying what i'm saying, no, i won't hate them/the idea/the car. I'll hate myself.
Tyc i understand your point of you But JM, why do you hate that car ? It's only the little brother of the X3 and X5, plus it will be probably lighter and then sportier than these cars.
:rofl::rofl::rofl: LOL WTH, Andreas?! :bonk::all_cohol:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
it useless, just a little Suv with no purpose. For once this is true: BMW=Big money waster.
I'm shocked by the reactions from some of BMW's biggest proponents regarding the X1.
Because an X3 or an X5 has a purpose ??