In 2014, BMW will add a new member to the X-family: the BMW X4. Built at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, the F26 X4 shares the same platform as the X3. The “baby-SAC” will be positioned below the X5 SAV. It will measure 4.65 meters long (183 inches), same length as the F25 X3.
Design wise, the X4 takes its styling cues from the X6, yet maintaining an unique style with redesigned front fascia. A swooping, X6-like roofline blends into a bolder, more athletic rear end.
German magazine Autobild showcase some renderings of the possible design.
The X4 will also inherit the engine lineup from the X3, including both four and six-cylinder petrol and gasoline engines.
A BMW source told BMWBLOG that the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina is already preparing for the X4 production lines and plans have been set in motion months ago.
The X4 will take on the Land Rover Evoque, as well as the forthcoming Q6 and Cajun models being co-developed by Audi and Porsche.