A BMW Convertible SUV? ‘It’s A Really Interesting Topic’, Official Says

BMW currently has six high-riding vehicles in its lineup: the X1, X2, X3, X4, X5 and X6. A seventh one is coming, too, in the form of the X7, and there have been talks about a possible X8.

Moreover, the Munich car brand is also planning several iX models to rival the Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-Pace and others. Thus, one might think that BMW has covered pretty much everything when it comes to crossovers and SUVs.

Also Read: BMW Hints At Possible Pickup To Rival Mercedes X-Class

But not so fast, as they could tap deeper into the crossover niches with a convertible variant that would go after the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. DigitalTrends talked to the company’s chief of product planning and strategy, Ralph Mahler, who commented on a possible open-top SUV by saying:

“It’s a really interesting topic. All these kinds of question we have asked ourselves in the past. Whether or not there is a possibility, whether or not there is a market. You see the lineup at the moment. We don’t have one, but nevertheless, I think it’s still an interesting question.”

Also Read: BMW Dismisses X2 Coupe, Cabriolet And Mercedes X-Class Rival As “Rumors And Speculations”

We wouldn’t really bet on a BMW convertible SUV, though, as the brand’s officials were asked about a possible pickup truck when the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was launched. Back then, they didn’t completely deny it, but we still haven’t seen it.

Then again, Volkswagen already announced a cabriolet version of the T-Roc, which will arrive in the second half of 2020. So, never say never, right?


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  • A BMW Convertible SUV? ‘It’s A Really Ugly Topic’, Official Says

  • no25

    it’s really not

  • shamowfski

    So they’ve not seen that murano then?

  • Bash

    No! Smh

  • Marty

    What’s the big fuss?
    There has been open-top SUV:s as long as there has been SUV:s.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Just what we need. A more expensive Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet or Cross Murano Cabriolet or whatever that thing is called. I don’t want to google it because seeing photos of that monstrosity is bad for my health…

  • Gullet

    Yeah, but on the other hand these freak show cars will eventually kill off the SUV era. Please proceed and do your worst BMW!

  • Ken Lyns

    Every convertible SUV in the past 20 years, except the Jeep Wrangler, has been butt-ugly

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