As the nomenclature indicates, the X4 would slot between the X3 and X5. The X4 would likely be based on the X3 but wrapped in sheetmetal more akin to the X6 Sports Activity Coupe, essentially creating a smaller version of it. It may also draw design cues from BMW’s X Coupe concept, a sporty-looking two-door ’ute that first bowed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit back in 2001.
“We haven’t made any firm decision,” said Autocar’s BMW source. “However, the X6’s success shows there is a continued demand for sporty off-roaders.” We wouldn’t go so far as to call the X6 an off-roader, but you get the picture.
BMW has sold 80,000 X6s around the world since its launch, double the automaker’s initial expectations.