It has emerged that the release date of the highly discussed BMW X4 crossover will fall in March 2014. It is pretty obvious that the premiere will take place at the Geneva Motor Show, which starts on March 3rd.
The BMW X4 has been spotted testing on various occasions and for all we know, it would play the younger sibling to the bigger BMW X6. Now, the BMW X6 is based on the BMW X5 and yet, is pricier. Basically, the X6 is aimed at those who might want to try a bit too hard to make a statement and in the process, won’t mind sacrificing a bit on the practicality quotient. Akin to the X6, the upcoming X4 will be aimed at people who require flamboyance out of their SUVs. The X4 is based on the X3 and will look very close to the 2014 X4 Concept, which we saw earlier this year.
Engines options haven’t yet been disclosed but since it is based on the X3, we expect the engines to be carried over. All this means that the base trim X4 20d will be powered by the 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine, which will have a max power rating of 180 bhp. The X4 30d will be available with the 3.0 litre straight six, outputting 254 bhp. Also, the X4 will be available with rear-wheel and xDrive options.
What do you feel? Would the upcoming 2015 BMW X4, which would be a shrunken X6, repeat the success story of the original coupe crossover?
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