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BMW X0 first look

By luanpa in | December 5, 2010 | (5) Comments

There are some news that BMW is preparing to release its most compact crossover SUV BMW X0. which will be built on the platform MINI Countryman.

The BMW X0 should be larger than the model Countryman, but slightly less than BMW X1, and thus take a new niche in the automotive market. As for powertrains for this baby, it can be assumed that all the major will be available only as an option.

BMW X0 may fit in reasonably well with BMW’s current X1-X3-X5 lineup. Look for power to come from both three and four-cylinder turbocharged units displacing less than 1.5 liters but still producing around 100 hp/liter each. A lightweight dual clutch transmission would save fuel and keep weight low, while a simple all-wheel-drive system will undoubtedly show up on the options list.

The X0 should share much of the Mini Countryman’s mildly off road-oriented front-wheel-drive focused platform, a move that would both save BMW development costs and increase fuel consumption. However, the X0 will bridge the (admittedly small) gap between Countryman and X1 by offering a little more than the former and a little less than the latter. Look for a starting price just north of 20,000 euros in Europe.

The X0 probably won’t be earmarked for North America, although future iterations might help the automaker meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards. In Europe, however, a small crossover would provide BMW access to what it hopes will become a burgeoning segment.

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5 responses to "BMW X0 first look"

  1. Wow, this BMW is incredibly sweet. It resembles the Mini Clubman a tiny little bit, but really not a lot. Should look great in the countryside.

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  3. Annie says:

    It’s really great car, genius design and perfect look i love this car, i think it will be best car in year

  4. The fuel save and low weight capacities are additional advantages to this super BMW. After the long run of M-Series BMW, now the X-Series will make it more aggressive in world car market.
    Thank you so much for placing some useful posts.

  5. SKrunchy says:

    I went and checked out the Mini Countryman. I dig it and they did a nice job keeping it looking like a Mini but it’s not big enough. For me it exists in a space where it’s too big to be a zippy sports car and not big enough to be of any practical use. Oh well.
    I did truly laugh out loud yesterday when I saw a Clubman driving down Montgomery Street in SF with an older Mini attached to the roof. That was unexpected!