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BMW Concept X4: Features to expect

The BMW Concept X4 is the “next chapter in the Sports Activity Coupe story”

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 15:02 June 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

BMW Concept X4
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  • A longer wheelbase, relatively long bonnet, short over-hangs and a set-back greenhouse lend the BMW Concept X4 an undeniable dynamism even when standing still.
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BMW describes its latest Concept X4 as “the next chapter in the Sports Activity Coupe story”. Is it really?

Let’s start up front. The front-end has been fitted with classic BMW features such as the kidney grille and stylised twin circular head-lights. The BMW Concept X4 lavishes both these front-end design icons with meticulous detail and three-dimensional depth.

The large kidney grille stretches out within a solid-looking surround and is flanked by contoured full-LED headlights. Inside the light units, a flowing, hexagonal interpretation of the familiar BMW twin circular appearance points to an unwavering focus on the road ahead.

The horizontal continuation of the inner light elements creates a visual connection with the grille, accentuating once again the width of the front end. This dynamic impression extends to the front apron. 

Side view with an extrovert edge

A longer wheelbase, relatively long bonnet, short over-hangs and a set-back greenhouse lend the car an undeniable dynamism even when standing still.

Meanwhile, the coupe-style roofline sweeps elegantly downwards and makes the car appear longer. Below, the windows extend well to the rear, where they are bordered by a dynamic interpretation of BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink.

From the wheelbase down, 21-inch bi-colour light-alloy wheels round off the car’s appearance when viewed from the side. Intricate, high-gloss polished spokes provide visual allure, while behind them dark-coloured flame surfaces contribute a feeling of depth.

Cutting-edge presence for the rear

The rear of the BMW Concept X4 takes the sporting, width-accentuating elements of the front-end design. The body’s lines and the slim LED tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear emphasise the muscular wheel arches and wide track.

Below, horizontal lines split the rear visually into sections, while light surfaces reduce the car’s visual height and underline its width.  The shallow rear window gives the vehicle body an even more powerful impression and its broad shoulders a show-stealing presence.

Looking further down, the Concept X4 has been fitted with L-shaped rear lights. A full-sized inner element in the tail lights, meanwhile, replicates the signature BMW “L” shape in three-dimensional form.

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