We were on hand to witness the BMW X4 Concept making its world debut today at the 2013 Auto Shanghai. As the X4 Concept draws heavily on the design of the X6 SAC, it looks very much like a mini-X6. Expect certain elements on the concept model to be changed when the production version hits the market next year - notably the headlight lighting elements, front bumper, mirrors and door handles.
The interior was not showcased, but expect it to share an interior with the current F25 X3. Enjoy the images from the show below.
For more official details and images of the X4 Concept, see our Official Thread @ http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823889
First live look at the BMW X4 Concept, including a walkaround and closeups, as well as the lights in action.
With the BMW Concept X4, the BMW Group offers a preview of the future of the BMW X family. It takes no more than a first glance to see how smoothly the qualities of a BMW SAV can blend with the genes of a BMW Coupe. 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 … CONTINUED
The “0 Prototype” featured and teased prominently in the recent Plan 0 video (a look into BMW’s secret prototyping process) is likely to be the future BMW X4 SAV, which will take on the coupe SAV look of a baby X6, albeit in smaller form. Evidence comes via Scott26’s words, the presence of personnel from the Spartanburg plant (where X models are produced), and close resemblance to speculative X4 renders.
Here is an fascinating look into BMW’s Research and Innovation Center and the prototyping/design process of the first prototypes of each BMW model, each built by hand. Especially cool is the look into a “0 Vehicle,” a prototype milled out of a solid block of aluminum to help ensure the highest quality standards. Its purpose is to check that every single body part fits the body exactly to spec. There’s also some insight into the camouflaging process.
Any guesses as to which 0 Vehicle is actually being blurred out in this video?