The X4 Concept has been revealed and as expected, it’s a mini version of the X6 SAV, both a coupe version of their more upright brothers (X3 and X5, respectively).
Let’s have a look at how the X4 compares to the X6 in size and styling.
The just revealed X4 Concept previews the production X4 (F26) SAV which will share the same platform and underpinnings with the X3 (F25) when the X4 hits the market next year. The two will share the same powertrains and have mirroring model lines, as the X6 does with the X5.
As for physical size, the concept X4 shares nearly the same length and wheelbase as the X3, while being wider and lower than the X3. Here’s how the dimensions compare and a look at how the styling differs between the two.
Headlining today’s press day at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and making their North American debuts are the BMW 328d, 3 Series GT and Concept Active Tourer.
The 328d (info) and a 320i (info) will join the 335i and 328i this summer in the F30 3 Series lineup. The 328d will be powered by a TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine, outputting 180 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.2 seconds, while getting mileage that could exceed 40 mpg (official US EPA estimates will be available closer to the launch of the 328d).
The FWD plug-in hybrid Concept Active (info) Tourer makes its first appearance at a North American auto show so that BMW can gauge whether … CONTINUED
BMW has released some new videos for the BMW Concept Active Tourer, which will serve as the basis for the upcoming FWD BMW 1 Series GT (Gran Turismo).
The first clip highlights the versatility and multi-use function that the 1 Series GT will serve, for many types of lifestyles and activities. This is the video which was on played at the BMW Concept Active Tourer display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
These two videos also give us the first look at the BMW C.A.T. in motion.
Watch the highlights from the BMW press conference at the 2013 NAIAS Detroit Auto Show, taking place this past Monday.
It includes the introduction of the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept, M6 Gran Coupe, 320i, F31 touring, and Z4 LCI facelift model.
We have added a video of the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept (F32) from the floor of the 2013 NAIAS at Detroit.
By BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone (David):
The other night I was at the BMW Welt and spotted BMW’s Active Tourer Concept [official info thread] on display. The spot lights were turned off (since it was at night) so I just HAD to go back for a better look!
One of the things I found most striking about the Active Tourer Concept are the lines of the car – especially the car’s hood and side body. I found the curves to be very sexy. The hood lines reminded me of the way the F30 hood (lines) flows. I really liked the way that there wasn’t a flat panel to be found. It made me want to run my hand across it. I also liked the way the body … CONTINUED
Part 2 of the 2012 Year in Review from BMW, revisiting this past year’s concepts, designs, and historical moments.
Concept cars give free rein to the creativity of automotive designers. From electric drive systems through gull-wing doors to fabric outer skins – the concepts are always focused on the future and brimming with visionary potential. Concept cars serve a variety of purposes, whether they are conceived as design studies, to help develop and implement new technologies, or to visualise what form new production models will take.
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive (2011).
A sculpturesque study that gives concrete form to cutting-edge technologies and forward-looking ideas, and whose underlying notion is the intelligent integration of driver, vehicle and the outside world. This is immediately apparent from the display and control concept, the unique lighting design and the overtly dynamic styling. The design symbolises the bond between … CONTINUED