Except for the fancy wheels and the overly expressive fascias, the production version of the BMW X4 looks like it will carry over practically untouched from what we saw in the X4 Concept several months back. With the same fastback roofline as the concept, these spy shots show that the X4 is taking shape to be a baby version of the BMW X6.

Sharing the same platform as the X3, the lower and wider X4 will be positioned slightly more upmarket – as is the case with the X5 and X6. We hear that this could mean that the X4 will ditch the X3's base engine to give an even sportier feel right out of the gate, but word has it that an M version will being showing up down the road as well.

BMW has already revealed what it plans to show off at the Frankfurt Motor Show (i3, 4 Series Coupe, next-gen X5, refreshed 5 Series, X5 Concept eDrive plug-in hybrid and Concept Active Tourer Outdoor), so barring any surprised we definitely won't be seeing the X4 there. At this point, with as close to production as these images would have us believe, our best guess would be that we'll see the X4's official unveiling happen either at LA or Detroit.


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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow thats a shame
      ChaosphereIX
      • 1 Year Ago
      why? The world doesnt need a crossover for every conceivable size. "Oh this one is a fraction smaller than the X5, and a fraction bigger than the X3". Why? Some vehicles should just not exist, but I know it will sell like crazy because NA is obsessed with high riding baby-transporters.
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think BMW is mocking Chinese car buyers by tricking them into buying embarrassing cars.
      EverythingBagel
      • 1 Year Ago
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. But China did seem to embrace the X6.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @EverythingBagel
        [blocked]
      jf.bouchard
      • 1 Year Ago
      So it's an SUV sedan? What's the point? Reminds me of the silly Outback sedan Subaru used to make: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/3rd_Subaru_Outback_sedan.jpg
        ishmaelcrowley
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jf.bouchard
        Outback sedan was OK. This is not. But will sell well due to "never underestimating the American public," as Alfred Hitchcock used to say.
      ishmaelcrowley
      • 1 Year Ago
      As HP Lovecraft wrote. "Oh the horror."
      sckid213
      • 1 Year Ago
      X1, X3, X4, X5, X6 1-series (soon to be 2-series), 3-series, 3-series GT, 4 series, 4 series Gran Coupe, 5 series, 5 series GT, 6 series, 6-series Gran Coupe, 7-series Really? I think that's bigger than Toyota's entire line.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW: We do not want this. That is all.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        agreed. What we want is a modern E30/E36 that actually is sporty, not like the F30, and an M5 without fake engine noise through the speakers.
          OptimusPrimeRib
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          My friend bought a new M5 not to long ago and was gonna sell me his E60 M5. He glad I didn't buy it because he likes it better than the F10. He feels like he should be driving it with a controller.
      rawtoast
      • 1 Year Ago
      Go home BMW, you're drunk
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Next year, we may have a new winner in the BMW Uglympics.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      1. Make ugly vehicle 2. ??? 3. kill it off next model year. Anyone remember the 8 series? And why can't they bring over their 1 series hatchback. This looks like the Acura zdx which will soon be discontinued
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