Originally Posted by mvagusta
the suv market is gone. If mercedes has 3 suvs and audi 2 suv. bmw has 4 or 5. What does iit mean to bmw? The R&D is what costs a lot or these suv's! Not the way there made. Thay say it is cheaper. But it is peanuts to R&D. The R&D is kept secret on thier quarterly reports. Thay show the diffrence in price from a suv and a passenger car. Go ask gm and jeep chrysler and hummer. Wrong direction for bmw! The x3 is number one because it is a small truck like. Thay are about to brake like gm chrysler jeep and hummer. Thay will change the course in about 1 or 2 years. The turbo 6 is not the fix. It's the way people think now.
Wrong. The SUV market is not gone and won't be for a long time. The giant gas guzzling behemoths will disappear in favor of more fuel efficient and enviroment friendly vehicles. People still need to be able to transport their families and minivans have pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur. That and at least in the south where I am, country boys love their vehicles to have a lot of room.