BMW is considering adding a small SUV called the BMW X1, positioning it below the BMW X3 and basing it on the BMW 1-Series platform, using 4WD components from the X3. Such a move echos announcements by other German automakers set to produce vehicles for the segment such as Audi’s upcoming Q3. Above is an artist’s impression of how it could look like. If it is to be produced, expect a debut in 2010.

One more shot of the rear after the jump.