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.