Let's start the Day (here in Europe, good night US, good afternoon Asia and Australia) with the All-New BMW Concept X4. Another SUV, sigh. Another rival for the P.R.A.M., sigh.
Oh,wait, no, it's not a SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), it's a SAV (Sports Activity Coupe). Good to know!
With the BMW Concept X4 (F26), debuting at this years Auto Shanghai, the BMW Group offers a preview of the future of the BMW X family. The new Sports Activity Coupe concept from BMW is poised to continue the success story of the BMW X6 in a new vehicle class. Eye-catching proportions, tight contours and numerous high-quality details produce an unrivalled product character brimming with emotional appeal, dynamism and the sturdiness you would expect from a BMW SAV, while at the same time holding out the promise of out-standing performance and driving dynamics.
All of this can be experienced when the BMW X4 production model rolls out of the factory for its market launch, scheduled for 2014.
The second Sporty Activity Coupe in the brand´s model range will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the USA, the competence center for BMW SAVs which also produces the BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X3.
The sporting character of the BMW Concept X4 is articulated by its dynamic line work as well as its proportions. With a body length of 183 inches (4,648 mm), a width of 75.4 inches (1,915 mm) and a height of 63.9 inches (1,622 mm), its exterior dimensions signal sporting elegance and powerful robustness. In addition to a long bonnet, short overhangs and set back passenger cell, its signature BMW features include a wheelbase measuring 110.6 inches (2,810 mm), while 21 inch light alloy wheels lend an added flourish to the athletic bearing of this Sports Activity Coupe.