2018 BMW X4 Spied: What Do You Think About The New Design Direction?

This is the second time we’ve scoops a next gen 2018 BMW X4 prototype, but now it was being driven on the roads instead of being transported at the back of a truck.

Despite the partial camouflage wrap, the new design of the 2018 BMW X4 can be easily seen, revealing a much cleaner and harmonic shape that the one of the current model.

The sloping roofline does a much better job at meeting the rear end which looks like it also features a prominent spoiler lip. Together with the wider fenders and a pair of slim L-shaped taillights, the new X4 looks at least promising, to those looking for an SUV Coupe at least.

If what we see under the wrap is accurate though, the new BMW X4 is risking being called too similar-looking to the Mercedes GLC Coupe, which is the model’s main rival.

The rest of the car will use the same hardware with the also upcoming new generation of the BMW X3. The engine range will be shared with the X3, including the range-topping X4 M model.

With the new BMW X3 scheduled for reveal this June, it’s not hard to expect the new X4 to have its debut towards the end of the year and maybe even at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September with a projected launch next year.

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  • roy

    Looks better than the current car

  • Mark S

    Does not look good for the next 3 series.

  • GobbleUp

    Hideous. Like the rest of the BMW line up sans 8 series concept.

  • Sébastien

    Doesnt look all that different, still is a Series 3 GT with a bit of extra ground clearance.
    Kind of “Series 3 GT AllRoad”

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks OK. I hope it looses some weight?

  • Hamster

    Looking forward to see the next generation rear lamp design… should have a killer look…

  • Thule B

    Well that’s not a “new design direction” whatsoever. That’s a near-indecipherable design update on a bland concept. Still much like trying to polish a turd.

  • Tex

    Goofy looking. That’s all. If it didn’t have the badge……

  • f1300

    Not sure if I like that. There is an obvious improvement to the current model. But somehow I think tha the back doesn’t exactly match with the rest of the car, style- and sizewise. Let’s wait’n’see…

  • MuhammadSameh

    Looks good, hope it can keep up with the GLC Coupe in terns of looks and design composition

  • KidRed

    So more of a grande coupe than an SUV profile? Hmmm

  • Not really sure… A bit more Kardashian rear end, but is it enough?

  • no25

    the rear end is very “Mercedes Crossover Coupe” like but then again, BMW was first to introduce the “Crossover Coupe” so …

    • Ermal Morina

      Well that shouldn’t be an excuse actually,as ironic as it sounds.
      Looks waaay to much GLC Coupe in the back