BMW’s model range continues to grow and this is the next child, the BMW X4 Concept. The X4 does to the X3, what X6 did for the X5. It’s a sleeker, coupe-like, sport utility, crossover thing. BMW calls it the “Sport Activity Coupe” or SAC for short. It sure is stylish. This X4 Concept has about the same exterior dimensions as the production X3. It’s exact same length and wheel base, but about an inch wider and an inch lower. The roof line quickly slopes down towards the rear, but this is the price you have to pay for high style. Also expect to pay a premium for the X4 over the X3.
The X4 will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show this fall. The production model will likely use the same drivetrain as the X3, but an ActiveHybrid model is also a possibility. This means we can expect a 240 hp X4 xDrive28i and a 300 hp X4 xDrive35i.
This concept also offers a good look at the BMW future design language. I am very impressed. The front end looks elegant and powerful, and a hundred times better than the current X3. This concept is sporting all new and all LED front and rear lights. And just look at those side mirrors! Wow! (See gallery below) Also, check out those creases on the side. Very sharp! This concept looks production ready, and really hope it loses nothing in the translation to production. Great job BMW!
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Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.