Bmw X4 officially confirmed by company CEO Norbert Reithofer

Article by Christian A., on September 22, 2011

It appears that Bmw is quite serious about building the X4, a sporty version of the X3 inspired by the X6. These words came from company CEO Norbert Reithofer, who confirmed the car in an interview with British magazine Autocar. The new Bmw X4 will be position above the X3 and will extend the presence of the Bavarian manufacturer on the premium SUV market.

As expected, the car will be smaller and more agile than the X3 and will make its debut in 2014. Moreover, the car will also receive an M version dubbed the X4 M.

Although it will be based on the X3, the new X4 will receive its own individual styling in order to offer a sporting image and enable Bmw to position it above the model which it is based. Regarding the design, expect to see a smaller X6 with a bullish front end, curved coupé-style roofline as well as a heavily angled tailgate.

The new X4 comes due to the fact that its bigger brother, the X6, showed some impressive sales. Still, Mercedes-Benz is also planning the, which will be the most serious rival, after the not so impressive Acura ZDX.

BMW is very proud of the BMW X3’s technical blueprint that they applied everything on the latest BMW X4 model. Yet even if the brand is continuing the legacy of the former X3, the new BMW X4 still has its own new identity.

For one thing, the new BMW X4 is more dynamic and sportier than before. This is very noticeable on the large air intakes that sit well on the front-end’s lower edges. Additional accessories for better road visibility are also available (i.e. LED fog lamps and twin headlights).

BMW has equipped the new X4 will all the essentials inside and out. The high roofline that goes down slowly to the edge of tailgate resembles the coupé’s outline. BMW also divided the signature swage line into two portions. One is focusing on the rear wings while the other one is pointing towards the front wheel’s arches and rear door handles. At the back, BMW displays the impressive dynamic capability of the latest X4 model with its LED lights and aerodynamic styling.

Tweaks were done to further improve the X model from the last time we saw it. The classic and premium interior of the new BMW X4 has the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest. This time rather, the seats are undeniably lower by 20mm than those of the X3.

At any rate, BMW combines the excitement of sport and comfort of luxury in the new X4. Some interesting add-ons and built-in features are the 4th generation resistance tyres, on-demand operation of ancillary units, Brake Energy Regeneration, Eight-speed automatic gearbox and Auto-Start-Stop Function. In general, high fuel efficiency rating and unmatched driving performance don’t usually meet. But with BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology package, the new X4’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are both significantly reduced.

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