Following yesterday leakage that revealed the all-new BMW X4, the German car maker officially announces the birth of a new Sport Activity Vehicle, and confirms its world premiere during the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show along with other concept and production models that will make their Asian debut at the event.
The X4 has already sparked a lot of controversy on the web. Some call it utterly pointless, while some others believe BMW should have done more than just shrinking the X6 and present it as a new model. But the fans of the X6, and there’s a lot of them, seem to quite like this smaller version.
To be unveiled in concept form at Shanghai, the new X4 has a body length of 4,648 mm, a width of 1,915 mm and a height of 1,622 mm, plus a wheelbase of 2,810 mm. Just like its bigger brother, the car features a long bonnet, short overhangs and set back passenger cell, which give it its unique character. And just like that car, it is neither very pretty, nor practical. And it has rubbish off-road capabilities. It is based on the BMW X3 and will get the same engine lineup as well.
During the Shanghai show BMW will also show the new 3 Series Gran Turismo, the Concept Active Tourer, the M6 Gran Coupe, and as always, BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept.