BMW X4 has been spotted on public roads, in full-production trim, for the first time since the Concept X4 was revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show in April. And despite the mass of swirly camouflage, it's clear BMW hasn't strayed too far from the look of the concept.
Just visible through the stickers are the two distinctive, downturned
creases from the concept car - one over the rear wheelarch, and the
other bisecting the new production-ready door handles. The same grille
arrangement, with the headlights connected directly to it, is carried
over, but intakes on the lower front bumper appeared to have been shrunk
compared to the concept.
Larger, less sculptural wing mirrors have been fitted too, while the
sweeping rear light clusters can just be seen bulging under the
stickers. A simpler rear bumper with a twin tailpipe layout replaces the
two wide-spaced, larger diameter pipes from the concept.
What's clear though is that the proportions of the production car are
identical to the show car. With a dramatic sloping roofline, short
front overhang and gently upturned boot lip it looks every inch a
miniature X6. And just like the X6 is based on X5 underpinnings, the X4
will be virtually identical to the X3 under the skin, except for
slightly firmer suspension settings for sportier handling.