The BMW X4 crossover which till now existed in concept form is ready to show its true colours. The production variant will greet the public for the first time at April's New York Motor Show.
The X4 has been modelled along the lines of the much bigger X6 SUV, but will share many of its components, engines as well as underpinnings with the X3 crossover. It has also been rumoured that the production variant will not stray far away from the concept that was showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2013.
At a length of 4.648 metres, a width of 1.915 metres and a height of 1.597 metres, the X4 concept is just as long, slightly wider, and slightly lower than the X3 with which it shares its 2.80 metre-wheelbase. Despite the similarities in proportions, the X4’s X6-like roofline and overall profile nicely disguise its roots.
Under the hood, the X4 will be available with a number of engines. It is expected that there will be an X4 xDrive28i with a 240bhp, 2.0-litre turbo four, as well as an X4 xDrive35i with a 300bhp, 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six. The X4 is likely to be paired exclusively with an all-wheel-drive. In other markets, apart from the US, a wider array of engines may be offered, including several less powerful petrol engines as well as 2.0- and 3.0-litre turbo-diesels.
We expect that a few months after the vehicle has debuted and eventually launched for the international markets, this year, it will arrive at Indian shores with at least one petrol and a diesel mill.