Early next year, BMW will launch the second Sports Activity Coupe, the BMW X4. The concept version of the X4 was introduced at the 2013 LA Auto Show and it gives us a closer look at what the final design will look like.

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).

The X4 stands out with its massive and sporty front-end. The front-grille gets the 3D kidney look seen on newer BMW as well as the “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. The grille features prominently sculptured bars with ultra-stylish detailing.

BMW X4 Concept - Shawn Molnar _ BMWBLOG-01

The X4 sports a wide track and low center of gravity implying a more dynamic ride than the other X models.

The 2014 BMW X4 will come with a wide range of both petrol and diesel engines, so expect anything from a four-cylinder turbo to the higher offering, 3.0 liter six-cylinder TwinPower turbo and 300 horsepower. It remains unknown if BMW has any plans to build an X4M, as previously rumored.