2019 BMW X4 M Looks To Knock Mercedes AMG GLC Coupe Off Its Throne

BMW is putting the final touches to the new X4, which is expected to launch in the first half of 2018 but it’s the range-topping M version that attracted the interest of our spies this time.

We’ve already seen the upcoming BMW X4 free of any camo in a previous report, with the X4 M predictably packing a set of chunkier, more aggressive bumpers, bigger air inlets, larger wheels and brakes, a prominent rear lip spoiler and of course a set of quad exhaust tips.

Power will come from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six unit, codenamed S58, with reports suggesting a total output of around 450hp. On paper the new BMW appears lacking on sheer power against its main rival –the Mercedes AMG GLC 63– but we know that the Bavarians will find a way to keep up with their arch-nemesis.

Based on the same underpinnings with the new X3, the new X4 M will benefit from a range of weight-saving measures and the latest driveline technologies BMW M has to offer. The new X4 will be produced at the Spartanburg plant, next to the regular BMW X3.

BMW also looks to have nailed the SUV Coupe design this time, giving the 2018 X4 a much more likeable shape but the overall styling appears to be too similar with the GLC Coupe.

We reserve our final judgement for when BMW officially reveals the new X4 and its range-topping M version in a few months.

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  • Nordschleife

    I still think the GLC coupe looks better but this is a solid effort.

  • Not Gonna Happen

    Well, they’re not going to do it with this design. Yet another in what’s becoming a series of misses. There is hope that BMW can right itself design-wise with the new 8-Series coupe.

  • Bob

    I’m starting to believe that BMW made too many M-bumpers and so has started putting them on everything.

  • SteersUright

    When BMW starts producing engines that dont granade themselves when just out of warranty, I’ll look at the brand again. From the 4 cyl turbo to any M-engine, they’re all piles of under-developed, no-longevity, unreliable junk to be had under warranty and leased.

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