BMW is planning a new generation of X-vehicle behind closed doors to lead an assault within the 4-x-4 car market sector, say US media sources (5/8/00). The German auto-maker is said to creating a 3-series size off-road model in 2004, with a 7-series model a year later. Design work is being carried out at the Design Works center, California, and the styling studio in Munich, Germany.