BMW is preparing to launch a new X-model: BMW X4. The entry-level Sports Activity Coupe is set to launch in 2014 and will be manufactured at the Spartanburg Plant in South Carolina.
Built under the code F26, the X4 shares the same platform as the new X3, and will be positioned, price wise, below the X5. According to our sources, the X4 is 4.65 meters long (183 inches), same length as the F25 X3.
From a design standpoint, the 2014 X4 will mimic some of the design cues seen on the much larger X6 SAC, but with the latest BMW design language deeply embedded into the final product which translates into a redesigned front fascia and athletic rear end. To give the “baby SAC” a more dynamic and sportier look, the designers have drawn a swooping roofline.
Under the hood, we expect the X4 to make use of the engine lineup from the X3, including both four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The ZF eight-speed automatic will most likely be offered as standard.
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.
While the renderings below might not be the most accurate, they should at least give you an idea of proportions.