X3’s more refined sibling is getting ready to get a new-generation suit. Yes, the Bavarian carmaker plans to introduce the redesigned X3 SUV before the end of this year, while the 2019 BMW X4 comes shortly after that. Well, not right away, but sometime next year without any doubt.
The manufacturer started road testing of the next generation X4. Even though it’s still almost completely camouflaged, we can say that the coupe-like crossover will look pretty impressive this time. The exterior design is evolutionary, yet there are some amazing styling cues borrowed from the gorgeous 8-Series concept. There is almost the identical grille, which is significantly larger from the outgoing, as well as ultra-thin headlights. Around back, the prototype shows unchanged exhaust pipes, yet it sports new L-shaped taillights. The overall styling sports more fluid and rounded design from the predecessor.
Regarding the bones, of course, the 2019 BMW X4 will share the architecture with the new X3. It’s so-called CLAR platform that made debut last year with 7-Series sedan. It’s incomparably better option because it opens new options under the hood and features lighter bones.
We have no official information about the powertrain options of the 2019 X4, yet we are sure it’s going to offer pretty much everything as the X3. More precisely, you can expect 2.0- and 3.0-liter turbocharged inline engines, perhaps a plug-in hybrid and definitely an electric drivetrain. Yes, the EV is coming and should be in the same class with Tesla’s Model X. Plus, there will be the new generation X4 M model to fight against the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe. Anyway, whichever engine you choose, it’s going to be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 BMW X4 won’t be alone when it arrives at the market. No, the segment is rapidly growing, so aside of the current rivals such as Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan, it will have to fight against Audi’s upcoming Q4.
There is no official word on price or release date, yet we are sure it’s going to cost more that the predecessor.