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 |  Aug 04 2014, 12:54 PM

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BMW is hoping an X4 M40i will tide performance buyers over until a proper X4 M is developed.

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 |  May 27 2014, 4:32 PM

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Debuting earlier this year at the 2014 New York Auto Show, BMW has given us a better look at its all-new X4.

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 |  Apr 17 2014, 10:28 AM

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BMW’s new X4 Sport Activity Coupe debuted in New York, showing the world a slightly sexier looking compact crossover. Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 16 2014, 11:24 AM

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Like an angry chef armed with a Ginsu BMW is slicin’ and dicin’ the automotive market. It seems like there’s no niche too small, no white space worth leaving alone. In the interest of filling every possible product category, the German automaker revealed their new X4 Sports Activity Coupe in New York.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 10:08 PM

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Interested in the BMW X4? The ordering guide for BMW’s newest model has leaked onto the net.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 2:02 PM

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BMW is expanding its family of vehicles once again, and this time the company is going bigger than ever before. 

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 4:31 PM

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Attendees to the 2014 New York Auto Show will be able to see BMW‘s latest “Sports Activity Coupe” up close and personal.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 7:58 PM

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Originally expected to make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 2015 BMW X4 has instead been unveiled online and will actually debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

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 |  Feb 20 2014, 4:36 PM

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The BMW X4 will be making its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught it testing with quite a bit of camo off.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 3:34 PM

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The BMW Concept X4 has made its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 1:10 PM

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The new BMW X4 crossover has been caught testing numerous times, and now we know that the new German crossover will make its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 3:01 PM

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The 2015 BMW X4 has shed a bit of camouflage since the last time we spotted it, revealing more of the side profile of the upcoming crossover.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 10:07 AM

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If derivative models were the purest measure of success, BMW would be a shoo-in for the “A list.” The company is preparing to launch its X4 crossover and AutoGuide’s spy photographers just spotted one beside its X3 sibling.

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 |  Apr 17 2013, 11:32 AM

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BMW is bringing its new X4 Concept to the Shanghai Auto Show later this week, and today the brand released a new set of photos to show off the coupe styled crossover.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 8:31 AM

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With the official reveal its new X4 Concept, BMW is previewing of a more affordable version of the X6.

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 11:31 AM

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BMW is currently working on adding an X4 model to its crossover/SUV lineup, stating that the X4 will bring new customers to the brand when it launches next year.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 8:01 AM

When Porsche finally releases its Macan model, packing a 370-hp V6 powerplant, it might not be the only compact performance SUV on the market. BMW is looking to compete head-to-head with its German automaker competitor with its own X4M model that could hit the market as soon as 2015.

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 |  Jun 03 2012, 5:25 PM

It looks like the BMW M7 won’t be the only model appearing in the German automaker’s bright future. Recent trademark filings reveal that BMW might have a few more models in the works.

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 |  Oct 13 2010, 6:56 PM

After the sucess of BMW‘s X6, the Bavarian auto maker is set to unveil an X4 concept sometime in 2011, to test consumer reaction to the smaller coupe/SUV. A vague sketch of the X4 has been released and it looks like a cross between the 5 Series GT and the X6.

The X6 has already sold 100,000 units, so BMW is understandably eager to cash in on the enthusiasm for low-roofline SUVs. We could do without another one, but 100,000 people seem to disagree.

[Source: Bimmerpost]

 |  Aug 23 2010, 6:55 PM

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BMW is currently considering bringing to market two higher-performance versions of the X3 crossover, if the newly released second-generation model is successful. News comes via BMW insider SCOTT26 posting on yet another BMW forum.

Currently the most powerful X3 in BMW’s lineup is the rather potent x3 xDrive35i, using the single-turbo inline-six motor to make 300-hp and 300 ft-lbs of torque and deliver an incredibly fast 0-60 mph time of just 5.5 seconds. That time would likely drop by a tenth or two with a xDrive35is model, which would take after the Z4 sDrive35is and 335is models to deliver a bump to around 320-hp and 332 ft-lbs, with limited overboost delivering closer to 370 ft-lbs.

Then, if that model proved a success, BMW would then consider an X3 M. This model would reportedly be powered by a version of the motor that will be found in the upcoming 1 Series M Coupe.

But don’t get too excited yet, as the product planning folks haven’t made any decisions and will have to wait at least a year or two to see how the second-gen X3 is received.

In addition to these models, SCOTT26 insists the X4 is still under consideration, which would deliver an X6-inspired coupe-like model, derived from the new X3.

[Source: XBimmers]

 |  Jul 19 2010, 9:42 AM


BMW‘s lineup of X-badged crossovers and SUVs may soon include one more model, as company execs are reported to be considering building the X4. As AutoCar confirms, BMW won’t deny plans for an X4, which now seems all the more likely after seeing the more conservative direction BMW has taken with the second-generation X3.

The X4 isn’t as much of a long-shot as it once was either, due to the success of the X6. Initially BMW planned to sell just 20,000 X6 models globally, but since it’s launch in late 2008, a total of 80,000 units have been produced – and that number could rise to 100,000 by the end of the year.

As for the vehicle itself, it would likely be based on the X3 platform, making it less expensive to produce. And as for an engine, it could be offered with a high-performance 350-hp version of the company’s turbocharged inline-six – similar to what is expected in the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

After discussions with BMW execs, the folks at AutoCar got the distinct impression that they were looking for feedback on the idea, from journalists and consumers. So share your opinion after the jump. Should BMW build the X4 and would you buy it?

[Source: AutoCar]

 |  Apr 30 2010, 4:55 PM

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Proving that you can never have enough niche vehicles, BMW is reportedly considering production for a possible X4 after the X6 SUV/Coupe sold 80,000 units worldwide last year, beating expectations by 100 percent.

Now, BMW is looking into the prospect of building something smaller, but with the same profile and styling cues as the X6. Reports suggest that the new car would be spun off the upcoming BMW X3 platform, and resemble the rakish X6, albeit with smaller proportions. BMW already has an upcoming X1, the X3, X5 and X6. No details about engines or transmissions has been announced, but expect some kind of Inline 6, more likely than not with a turbocharger.

[Source: Autocar]