New 2018 BMW X4 fully unveiled!

BMW X4 | August 27th, 2017 by 43
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The second generation G02 BMW X4 has just been spotted fully unveiled on US soil. South Carolina-based spy photographer Palbay has outdone himself giving us …

The second generation G02 BMW X4 has just been spotted fully unveiled on US soil. South Carolina-based spy photographer Palbay has outdone himself giving us an early look at the design of the new X4. The spy shots are somewhat unusual since the prototype has no camouflage and it’s out in the open ahead of the start of communication.

The front-end of the G02 X4 is clearly inspired by the recently unveiled X3, with slimmer headlights, a more upright nose and a massive kidney grille. The bottom section of the bumper is dominated by a large center opening, likely specific to an M Performance model, as well by large air intakes with a chrome bar running horizontally.

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The biggest change in the design of the X4 can be observed from the side and rear. The new X4 has a more swooping roofline than the current generation, accentuating its coupe cues, while the rear now features slim taillights that wrap around the body. Some could argue that the taillights take design cues from the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Coupe.

As far as powertrain options, the X4 will come with the very same options as the X3. So expect four-cylinder option as standard, a gasoline six-cylinder M Performance option and a plug-in hybrid option as well. And as you can see in these shots, another M Performance Automobile X4 is being scheduled for production as well – the X4 M40d. The new high-performance diesel is likely delivering a bit more than 300 horsepower from theĀ new quad-turbo six-cylinder unit.

43 responses to “New 2018 BMW X4 fully unveiled!”

  1. treeman says:

    Looks good, though the rear could have been done a little better.

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    looks way better than the last one but UK better get petrol models. last time all we got was crappy diesels ugh

  3. Kaisuke971 says:

    The front and the rear look like they belong to a different car, they don’t go together. They should’ve done a different looking front facia

    • DM says:

      Calvin Luk missed the mark this time around. It is evident that the rounded-out headlamps and button-nosed kidneys struggle to form a visually coherent design. He should’ve gone with the new hexagonal kidneys if the grill-end of the headlamp is going to terminate upward toward the hood (i.e. X2). Now it just looks like a cartoon bear face.

      • Horatiu B. says:

        Not sure this is his car.

        • DM says:

          The kidneys + headlamp design seem to carry over from the new X3. IIRC they credited that to Calvin back at the debut of the G01.

        • Central Lifestyle says:

          Horatiu, kindly inform your contacts (decision makers) at BMW not to try what I think they’re attempting. These spy shots show that the headlights are not the new hexagonal designed ones as found on the new X3. They are reshaped old headlights from the previous generation simply fixed on this new X4. That’s cutting corners. I’m not happy with that. This will considerably be taken into account when making a buying decision. So please inform your good contacts at BMW that I won’t be happy with old re-shaped headlights. And all my good friends who I’ve convinced to buy the new X4, when it’s out, won’t be happy either. BMW have enough time to do the right thing and I expect them to. Looking forward to new headlights on new X4 car.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Well to be fair it’s just a problem on the M Sport and M performance models, the rest of the lineup looks good on the X3 and it might be the case here. It’s just that on the X4 it’s not as sleek as the rear so far

        • DM says:

          As much as I’d have to admit the rear styling and tapering roofline are GLC, in all honesty that may not necessarily be a negative. If only the X4 had more front-end styling DNA from the new X2, I think the styling synergy would really come together.

  4. Hahn says:

    Hmmm…very generic and zero emotion when you look at it. Maybe this will not be final version…

  5. Terry Cowan says:

    Pretty sure GLC has ripped off BMW, Mercedes have definitely softened their former boxiness. Apparently their turbo inline sixes are still to follow.

  6. Giom says:

    This has got to be photoshoped. Why would BMW do this? The rear is also too different… unlike anything we’ve seen from BMW.

    • Arunabh says:

      I too wished the same when i saw the G11 7 series without camouflage for the first time. But they were, unfortunately, real pics.

  7. DM says:

    Hasn’t PalBay historically delivered real content? If these were photoshopped trolling images that would hurt his reputation.

  8. Will Hart says:

    The rear reminds me of a glc coupe. The x3 and x4 have seriously grown in length.

  9. HKfan says:

    Mercedes taillights

    • Terry Cowan says:

      1. Look @ the taillights of a GLK.
      2. Look @ the taillights of an X6.
      3. KMBavarianA.
      4. xoxox
      5. Buh-bye.
      6. Boobie.

  10. Dailybimmer says:

    The front of the new X4 doesn’t appeal to me. Kidney grill is too fat, the headlights too small and not aggresive enough. Calvin was also responsible for the new Z4, which I find was his best work for Bmw till now.

  11. Arunabh says:

    Less uglier than before but still loads of character in design.

  12. seancorr says:

    When I first saw the rear shot I thought I was looking at a Mercedes GLC Coupe

  13. Will ._.Var says:

    Definitely nicer than the current car and is an edgy design that is good to see from BMW.

    Does it work though… I’m afraid not. The front end looks good on the X3, not this. They should have redesigned it to be honest, from the front, to be different from the X3.

    Looks like it copied the GLC in terms of rear tail light design, but it copied the X6 in the first place so… now they are even?

  14. Tunmishe Oke says:

    Almost like both manufacturers are conniving in their design cues with these SUVs. You keep your share of the market, I keep mine…

  15. Jonathan says:

    Everything looks good,,, except … the Ugly tail lights. Much Uglier than the current X4.

  16. Dailybimmer says:

    The headlights looks like if they were borrowed from next gen 1 series. Too cheap for such a big SUV with RWD. The X1 looks better..

  17. JohnS1000RR says:

    Fully unveiled? More like fully exposed lol

  18. Jackey says:

    Something not right with the rear, the front looks legit but the rear looks like a bad photoshopped job, the whole tail section where the tail gate meets the rear bumper is very suspect

  19. richo says:

    100% photoshopped – look at the front grill -it’s not proportional

  20. Senne says:

    The rear looks like the recently unveiled BMW Concept cars! I’m very surprised. It looks totally different than any other BMW. The rear is extremely sleek.

    For those saying it looks like the GLC Coupe: it’s Mercedes that copied BMW, who basically invented the SACs (Sport Activity Coupe) with the X6 and later on X4.

    Also the X4 looks better now and the new one will look even better apparently. Very excited to see the unveil. Wonder when they will? I think it’s very weird that they didn’t cover it up. Maybe they’re trying to see the reactions of the public?

  21. Central Lifestyle says:

    Horatiu, kindly inform your people (decision makers) at BMW not to try what I think they’re attempting. These spy shots show that the headlights are not the new hexagonal designed ones as found on the new X3. They are reshaped old headlights from the previous generation simply fixed on this new X4. That’s cutting corners. I’m not happy with that. This will considerably be taken into account when making a buying decision. So please inform your good contacts at BMW that I won’t be happy with old re-shaped headlights. And all my good friends who I’ve convinced to buy the new X4, when it’s out, won’t be happy either. BMW have enough time to do the right thing and I expect them to. Looking forward to new headlights on new X4 car.

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