Speaking at Detroit this week, BMW board member Frank-Peter Arndt said a US$900 million investment in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant will be needed to accommodate production of the new model.
"This is in response to rising global demand for the BMW X family to include the BMW X4," Arndt said.
The arrival of the sporting X4 will give BMW a contender in the growing 'SUV coupe' niche, where it will duke it out with Porsche's upcoming Cajun, the Range Rover Evoque, and possibly a new 'Q4' from Audi.
The X6 has proven a strong seller for BMW, and it is likely this fact that has motivated a green light for the X4.
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