Now that we have seen the 2018 BMW X3 (G01) and its new styling elements, it should not be such a challenge to try and imagine how the second generation X4 would look. Some argue that it might be too early for a next-generation X4 considering that it has only been in the market for three years. Also, the current generation has not even been given a facelift or any upgrades yet.
But when the new X3 came out, the spotlight was on it as it shares design cues with the BMW X4; thus it was described as the Coupe version of the latter. The new version will probably follow the same path as the old one, with the same underpinnings, from the engines to the suspension and chassis setup.
X-Tomi Design came out with a version of what they think the BMW X4 would look like, and the rendering turned out looking pretty accurate. Though we can only see 3/4 of the car, minus the rear. Clearly, it was designed with cues from the newly revealed X3.
The 2019 BMW X4 (G02) should look a lot like this render if the camouflage comes off of the prototype. Also, it seems like the one from the spy shots is an M40i variant. The range topping variant will most likely have a 360 horsepower and be sportier than the Sports Activity Vehicle. In case you did not know, both the X3 and the X4 will be getting the sportier M variant for the first time and we should see them before 2020.
But one thing we can say is that the X4 will skip the Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) as spy shots indicate that the Bavarian company is developing a second generation X4. We are assuming that it will be the 2019 model year instead of an update due to the different body panels it has. Furthermore, the rear seems to have gotten a new look, particularly the taillights that you could see through the camouflage.
So today, the biggest mystery would be how the rear would look, and how the sloping roofline will meet the tailgate behind. We are yet unsure how the taillights would look, but it probably will be unlike those on the BMW X3.
So while we wait for the 2019 model year of the X4, we will get to see the company’s first-ever downsized “coupe-SUV” that is the X2 a bit earlier. Patent photos and concepts have been released but it won’t be a long wait as it will be unveiled in the next several months.