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Old 04-23-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Preview: 2012 BMW 3-series crossover (V3)

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/c...-crossover-v3/

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BMW is currently developing two new models based on its next-gen 3 and 5-series sedans that will take the luxury brand into new territory. The new models are best described as MPV-wagons, but unlike the current Touring models the new cars will feature a tall ride-height and high roof profile to maximize interior space.

The model based on the 5-series, which will be called V5, is due to arrive towards the end of the decade. If successful, BMW will then release a smaller version, dubbed V3, based on the next-gen 3-series.

BMW will be stressing the cars coupe characteristics just as it did with the X6. Expect to see extremely short overhangs, pumped fenders and optional 20in wheels.

It will come with both RWD and xDrive AWD configurations, with power coming from a range of four and six cylinder engines. The rendering above gives us a preview of what the new V3 could look like, but BMWs developers are yet to sign off on the final design.



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Old 04-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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it thought V series is killed because the flop of R-class in MB....
The flop of R-class shows there is no market in that segment.
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How is this considered a "crossover"? Looks like a wagon to me.

Oh, and that CS-inspired styling is HOT... the new 7-series better look like this.
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Just like how Outback is a crossover I guess?
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How is this considered a "crossover"? Looks like a wagon to me.

Oh, and that CS-inspired styling is HOT... the new 7-series better look like this.
Car + SUV + Minivan = Crossover

But yes, the failure of MB's R-class should show the viability of this segment.

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