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German carmaker BMW is aiming to launch its first van in the so-called "cross-over" segment sometime before 2008, according to company development executive Burkhard Goeschel.

He told the German weekly auto trade publication Automobilwoche that it would be a "dynamic-driving" vehicle with highly variable interior space. The type of model for the cross-over segment will be made in 2004.

BMW chairman Helmut Panke told the publication that BMW planned to invest at least $11.4 billion dollars in the development of new models by the year 2008.

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a bmw van??????? what the hell
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It was bad enough Porsche making SUV, now a BMW van? Some things are just wrong. And no, I don't disapprove of the X5, it's would be my first choice of a winter driver if I were in a snow cliamate. ANd nothing against SUV's, I own one. But a Porsche SUV and a BMW Van? Next up, the McLaren F-150 4X4.

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Next up, the McLaren F-150 4X4.
OMG, Don't give them any ideas. You know, some people would buy something like that.

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heres a picture of it.....

and heres a picture of the 4 series.......
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damn I was hoping for something more along the lines of the A-Team van but BMW styles :P

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i'm sure bmw would probably make some goofy looking van type thing, but just as a prototype
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