Pues el caso es que ya me extrañaba que no lo hubieran pensado antes...y eso publica la revista alemana Automobilwoche, y se produce tras haber confirmado a Automotive News el vicepresidente para operaciones en Norteamérica el interés por emplazar el futuro X6 más o menos en el segmento de los clase R de Mercedes (segmento de escasas ventas pero en auge según los estudios de mercado, al estilo de lo que sucedió con los primeros monovolúmenes) La producción de los diferentes X3/X4 se repartiría entre USA (Spartanburg) y Alemania (Regensburg) para minimizar el riesgo derivado d el acotiuzación del dolar. Noticia completa: "BMW is considering offering a two-door version of its X3 crossover called the X4, according to Germany's Automobilwoche. The report would suggest BMW has two new crossovers in the works. BMW has already admitted it has a Mercedes R-Class-competitor called the X6 in the works. No specific details were given on the X4. Meanwhile, the trade publication is also reporting that BMW will use its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina to build a third of its X3 crossovers. The remaining two thirds will be assembled at the automaker's Regensburg plant in Germany. U.S. assembly will help negate the risk of exchange rate instability. Recently, BMW's North America vice president for operations sat down for an interview with Automotive News to talk about the company's future product plans. With the next-generation X5 right around the corner, he said the market for luxury SUVs is unlikely to decline, because people who can afford such vehicles "certainly can afford higher fuel prices." He did note, however, that BMW has no plans for an even larger SUV. BMW won't "overdo it," he said. Regarding rumors of a possible replacement to the Z8 roadster, Mosher said BMW doesn't "need" to build such a car, but would like to. He admitted Mercedes has always done well with its SL-Class roadster. When asked why BMW is planning a competitor to the slow-selling Mercedes R-Class, Mosher said he thinks popularity of such vehicles will increase in the future. He said this class of vehicle is being developed to meet the needs of the future. He likened the new segment to the debut of the minivan — "years ago there was no such thing," he explained "