BMW X4 is the star at the BMW exhibit in Shanghai. The major Chinese auto show kicked off today and the new Concept X4 was introduced to the press by Ian Robertson, BMW board member and head of sales.
The second Sporty Activity Coupe in the brand´s model range will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg, along with the X3, X5 and X6 models. It uses the same platform as the BMW X3 so pricing should be closer to the X3 than the X5.
The design of the X4 stands out with its 3D kidney grilles and “squared” circular headlights. The high gloss frame of the grille is open to the sides and at its lower extreme, lending it an almost “floating” appearance in the center of the nose. Same as the new 3 and upcoming 4 Series models, the headlights flow into the kidney accentuating the width of the nose and a focused look on the road.
The side air intakes are larger than the inner horizontal bars and make a visual feature of the increased cooling air requirement.
The elegant coupe style roofline makes the car appear longer and more dynamic. The stretched and shallow band of glass creates a persuasively dynamic link between the greenhouse and vehicle body, the slim glass surface giving the body an impressively powerful appearance. The most striking element at the back of the car is the rear apron, which provides a wide, full length interpretation of the front apron’s large outer air intakes.
For the concept, BMW chose a new color: Long Beach Blue.
Just The Facts
Length: 183 inches (4,648 mm)
Width: 75.4 inches (1,915 mm)
Height: 63.9 inches (1,622 mm)
Wheelbase: 110.6 inches (2,810 mm)