BMW Thinking of a 4×4 MINI

It is being rumored that BMW is looking to produce a 4×4 MINI, taking the successful hatchback off-road where BMW is hoping that the MINI label can compete with the new wave of small crossover SUVs. If this plan goes through you can expect to see a fully developed concept version by 2009 and a in the dealerships by 2010. BMW is expecting the 1 millionth MINI to roll of the line in early 2007 at its Oxford plant.

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