The long-time rumored BMW X4 has been officially confirmed by Norbert Reithofer, BMW CEO. In an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, BMW boss goes on record about the upcoming X4 which will be built under the internal codename F26.
The X4 will use the platform of the X3 and will be positioned below the X5 SAV. It will measure 4.65 meters long (183 inches), same length as the F25 X3.
Our own sources say that design wise, the X4 will keep a bloodline with the X3, although the front and rear will be separate 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 X4 will also inherit the engine lineup from the X3, including both four and six-cylinder petrol and gasoline engines.
Another BMW source related to 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.
BMW X4 will most likely come to market in 2014.