It seems that the rumor of a BMW X4 will remain as such, since new reports have been released that plans of an X4 have been temporarily canceled.
With an originally scheduled release for 2012, the x4 has been scrapped over its design. The most recent prototype was very similar to the BMW X3, especially on the interior. BMW has decided that they would go in a different direction.
BMW is now searching for an X4 that is more of a blend of the X3 and the X5. It should be a four-seater, smaller and with better handling. It should also have more of a sport styling to it. These elements together are what BMW is expecting to enable putting the X4 higher than the BMW X6 Sport Activity Coupe.
The X4 will still have most in common visually with the BMW X3, but the front and rear will be designed separately. With added definition to the wheelarches, and added visual interest with new lines on the vehicle, the SAC will keep in line with the rest of the BMW line.
While the platform may or may not change, what can be expected is a hybrid version, and several 4- and 6-cylinder options. All options are likely to only be available in all-wheel-drive.
– By: Alexandra Koken