BMW X4 moves up from a rumor status to a vehicle that our insiders say is well underway within the development process and a concept of the small Sports Activity Coupe will be revealed in 2012.
The X4 would share most hardware and interior parts with the X3 and will be exclusively build at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.
BMW X4 SAC is said to be a smaller and more agile four-seater, and is set to receive individual styling in a move to give it a more sporting image and enable BMW to position it higher than the SAV upon which it is based. We call it a downsized alternative to the bigger brother, the X6 Sports Activity Coupe.
Our sources say the X4 will be offered with various 4- and 6-cylinder engines, and probably in the future, a hybrid version, similar to the X6 ActiveHybrid or the future X3 hybrid. All-wheel-drive is likely to be the only torque delivery system offered.
Design wise, the X4 will keep a bloodline with the X3, although the front and rear will be seperate designs. The smaller SAC makes use of BMW’s latest design philosophy in which wheelarches are defined by making them more three-dimensional, instead of building them out by adding more technicality and un-needed lines.
The production version of the X4 will hit the market in 2014. For now, enjoy this latest rendering.