LA Auto Show 2013: BMW X4

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The upcoming BMW X4 makes an appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. In concept form, the BMW X4 is finished in a stunning …

The upcoming BMW X4 makes an appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. In concept form, the BMW X4 is finished in a stunning Long Beach Blue and sits on new 10-spoke wheels.

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 with a body length of 183 inches (4,648 mm), a width of 75.4 inches (1,915 mm) and a height of 63.9 inches (1,622 mm).

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BMW X4 stands out with its massive and sporty front-end. 3D kidney grilles and “squared” circular headlights are being icons on all the new BMW 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.

At the rear, the elegant coupe style roofline makes the car appear longer and more dynamic.

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Engines are still yet to be confirmed, but the line-up is expected to be shared with the X3. Therefore, the entry-level X4 20d will be powered by the 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel and the X4 30d fitted with the 254bhp 3.0-litre straight-six. The X4 will be based on the same platform as the X3, so both rear wheel-drive and xDrive variants will be available.

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