BMW presented the first official pictures of the new BMW X4 Concept. This new variant will be displayed at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and marks a new chapter in the Sports Activity Coupe class from BMW. The series version of BMW X4 will be launched in 2014 but we have some new photos and details we would like to present!
BMW presented the first official pictures of the new BMW X4 Concept, already named X6’s younger brother by fans across the globe. The second SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) created by Germans will debut at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. For now, the car from these images is just a concept, but BMW representatives say that the model is scheduled to debut in series in late 2014.
The second BMW Sports Activity Coupe will be built in Spartanburg, USA, competence center for BMW X models and the production site of BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X3, while the X1 is produced at the Leipzig plant in Germany, and in the BMW factory in China.
BMW believes that the new BMW X4 will expand the current customer audience, making the same „leap of faith” that launched BMW X6. For this reason, the Bavarians will increase the plant’s production from 300,000 to 350,000 units annually.
This new variant will cost less than the current X5, took LED lights, shaped bonnet, dual tailpipes from the X6 , and will be thrown in the arena to battle cars such as Porsche Cajun and Range Rover Evoque.
BMW X4 DIMENSIONS
BMW X4 Concept has a length of 4648 mm, a width of 1915 mm and a height of 1622 mm. The wheelbase is 2810 mm, to provide a spacious cabin, while 21-inch wheels are intended to provide an impressive appearance, complementing the German model with robustness and elegance. For comparison, the BMW X3 has a length of 4648 mm, width 1881 mm, height 1675 mm and wheelbase of 2810 millimeters.
The basic version of the BMW X3 has a trunk of 550 liters, tank of 67 liters and a mass of 1735 kg. For now, BMW representatives have not released any more information regarding this chapter.
BMW X4 DESIGN
At the front of the car, we see the angel eye headlights now with an aggressive design and very pronounced close to the ones found on the new 3 Series F30, grid looks great also. Compared to the X3 and X6, models that influenced this new SAC, X4 has a prominent front bar with two large vents at the extremities, similar to those found on the BMW X6 M, but with a new central section, different from what we have seen so far in the BMW X range.
Profile of the new BMW X4 Concept is dynamic with strong lines. Rear doors have an interesting design that helps transition between front and rear wings, all through a series of well-defined lines. These lines continue inside the headlights while rear lights finally managed to match the same aesthetic lines.
BMW X4’s side wings are also swollen, but in a more discreet way compared to BMW X6 or X4’s which gives a touch of elegance while 21-inch wheels complement the aggressive look of the new model. BMW designers have not exaggerated the „silhouette” of this coupe, not leaning too much the rear ceiling as seen on BMW X6, promising enough headroom for rear seat passangers.
The back of the new BMW X4 emphasizes new tail lights and two massive discharges. While these lights have a shape new for BMW, the two discharges are a reinterpretation of the ventilation slots found on the front bumper, hosted in a set of clearly defined spaces in the rear bumper. Between the two exhaust pipes we see an air diffuser, designed to give the new BMW X4 a sporty look!
The new BMW X4 will be available with a range of four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, similar to those found on the X3 and all this power will be transferred to all wheels through 3 Gear Boxes (6 speed manual, dual clutch automatic and the new 8-speed Steptronic).
Among the engines we will find the 240 hp 2.0-liter turbo unit with 352 Nm and the 300 hp 3.0 liter turbo unit with 406 Nm. More information regarding BMW X4 Concept will be available at the end of April, when 2013 Shanghai Auto Show will commence.