Erlkönig: X 4 successor barely disguised

Munich, May 30, 2017

The current BMW X 4 is only since 2014 on the market, but already busy working on the successor. And if you look at, how economical already with the obigatorischen camouflage foil is dealt, his official debut can be not too far away.

New X 4, probably starting late 2018

That the X 4 so promptly replaced, 3 X is of course on the new edition of the BMW. The SUV Coupé finally descended from and the new X 3 generation is likely to have premiere this year. The X 4 should then less than a year later, so end 2018 or early 2019 follow. Both vehicles will probably be the SUV version of the new modular BMW platform CLAR. The new base debuted 2016 at the latest 7 series, opts for weight reduction with lightweight materials and is compatible with hybrid and electric drive systems.

For the first time a X 4 M?

The new X 3 will receive also a pure electric drive, the Munich have already confirmed. 4 could tighten the next X, a plug-in hybrid like the just presented 530e (252 Horsepower, 420 nm) is found but quite certainly in the price list. Otherwise, we expect the usual Turbo burner with two and three liters of displacement. An eight-speed automatic should be series. The Department of attack is fed again with a M-performance model. Currently assumes this task of the X 4 M40i with 367 horsepower. What did not exist before, was a thoroughbred X 4 M. When the new edition is sure to change is pretty, alone, to counter the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio. It is also known that 3 M M GmbH is working on an X.

Influences of the new 8-seater

From the outside one, recognizes that the X 4 2018 is round. At the rear, all looks a bit like Mercedes GLC Coupé. Also design ideas from just before set BMW 8 concept seem included already in the SUV Coupé. Namely these are a prominent kidney, thinner head and leaner, L-shaped tail lights. Competitors for the new X 4 are the GLC Coupé, the Porsche Macan, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Jaguar F-type. 2019, Audi with a new Q4 will also enter in the class of medium-sized SUV Coupé. (black & white)