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BMW May Reconsider Previous Decision To Build BMW X7 – Large SUV 10
Posted by Larry in Automotive, BMW, BMW SUV, BMW X7, News, SUV on 11 10th, 2010

BMW previously axed the idea of building a bigger SUV which would have been the BMW X7. Recent reports to come out of the Wall Street Journal are suggestive that BMW would reconsider plans to build a large SUV sparked from the company’s outlook of the U.S. economy rebounding more quickly than some think.

This all comes out of the WSJ as world leaders gather in Seoul Korea during the economic summit with the topics revolving around “global re-balancing”. Such a ‘re-balance’ in the U.S. would mean that there is need for bigger SUVs and BMW may want to get into that game to possibly compete with the likings of the Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX56. After-all, if there is a market that BMW is missing out on, such as the large SUV market, then rumor has it that they want to be a part of it.

The China market has already proved to BMW that if they fill a void in the market for ‘wanted’ vehicles, then it is a win-win for everyone. This can be said for the launch of the BMW 5-Series long-wheelbase which is exclusive to the Chinese market. The same thing can happen for BMW for the U.S. market of large SUVs.

Currently this is all a rumor and nothing has been confirmed if BMW will build a larger SUV (BMW X7).

[sources: WSJ via BMWBlog]

BMW May Have Plans to Revive the X7 Project 10
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, BMW, BMW SUV, Concept car news, X7 on 11 10th, 2010

A hint of the possibility that BMW may be considering reviving their supposedly discarded plans for a big SUV, has been glimpsed in a few sentences that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Speculations are that the vehicle is likely to be the X7.

It’s possible that BMW could be feeling encouraged by the popularity of large vehicle sin the Chinese market.

Also, since the US market is slowly showing some signs of recovering from the economic meltdown, the company could be strategizing for the future.

BMW is said to be  reconsidering its earlier decision to cancel a new large SUV, which was primarily aimed at the US market.

Right now, the company makes one big sedan specifically for the Chinese market, and had cancelled the X7 when the economic crisis of 2008 set in.

China has been sending out consistent strong demand for large premium vehicles like the extended-wheelbase variant of the 5-series.

Based on this preference, reports are speculating that it is likely to be the X7 that will be revived by BMW.