New BMW X4 Concept: First Official Photos Surface Online

This is it; the pre-production version of BMW’s next crossover model, the X4, seen in these official photos wearing a concept moniker, which it justifies through the use of some chrome bits, huge alloy wheels and uniquely trimmed bumpers, but other than that, what you see is what you will get when it goes on sale in 2014.

There’s no information accompanying the leaked images, but the timing and the fact that the only major international car show coming up this month is the Auto China 2013 in Shanghai from April 21 to 29, means it’s our best bet for the world premiere of the new BMW X4 Concept.

The X4 is the smaller-size sibling of the X6 and will also likely be marketed as a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) by BMW. It is based on the underpinnings of the latest X3 featuring a sportier silhouette with a sleeker looking roofline as well as front and rear ends that both bring to mind the F30 3-Series.

BMW Chief Executive, Norbert Reithofer has said that the X4 will measure around 4.65 meters long (about 183 inches) and use a mix of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines, all sourced from the X3.

We’re guessing it won’t be long before BMW comes out with an official release so stay tuned for more.

Story References: Autowp via Automonthly



2019 Corvette Special Edition To Be Revealed At Daytona 24-Hour Race

In all likelihood, GM is getting ready to send off the current, seventh-gen ‘Vette with a special model.

Groups Protest GM And Ford At Detroit Show With Prayers And… Inflatable T-Rex?

The protesters object to planned job cuts and plant closures as well as more lax emissions regs.

Karma Forms Partnership With Italian Design House Pininfarina

The renowned design house will help the EV automaker with development and customization of its vehicles .

Nissan Claims Carlos Ghosn Took Home $9 Million In Improper Payments

The former CEO is accusedof receiving this sum after signing a contract for a Netherlands-based joint venture.

2020 Genesis G90 Makes North American Debut At Montreal Auto Show

In the U.S., the engine lineup includes a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 and a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.

The Days Of Germany’s No-Speed-Limit Autobahn Are Probably Numbered

The government might impose a 130 km/h speed limit as part of a new climate change law.

Semi Smashes Through Concrete Barrier On Freeway, Topples And Hits Three Cars

This scary accident resulted in the injury of one person, who was transported to the hospital.

Heavily Bent Volvo S60 Gets A New Lease Of Life Thanks To Lone Mechanic

The man needed 60 hours in order to fix the right side of the car, which was completely bent out of shape.

Orange And The All Black: Meet T Sportline’s Widebody Tesla Model X

The carbon fiber body kit adds more than two inches to the Model X’s overall width.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Rallye Confirmed For Production, Will Be Ready For 2020 Season

The new 718 Cayman GT4 Rallye is being designed to meet FIA R-GT regulations.