Spied: 2018 BMW X4 sheds all camouflage

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Next-gen BMW X4 uncovered months before official reveal

The next-generation BMW X4 has been spotted sporting camouflage for quite some time now. This time around, our spies have caught the D-segment crossover coupe completely uncovered. Making this unofficial reveal even more significant is the fact that this particular car is the sporty M40d model.

There are a few differences between the X3 and X4 in the front fascia. While the headlights and grill are carried over from its more upright sibling, the X4 gets a unique set of bumpers. For the M40i however, it gets much larger air intakes at each corner and at the center. This being a crossover coupe, the roof sweeps downwards while the tail kicks up. A deep character line runs through the door handles while the rear quarter panel flares outwards.  

Sticking to BMW tradition, the 2018 X4 features a 'Hoffmeister Kink' for its rear quarter winder. It also gets a slimmer version of the 'L' tail lights, another BMW design signature. Overall, the rear fascia sees a more upright design when compared to the outgoing model. This being the high-performance version, it gets color-keyed bumper trims, as well as larger diameter brakes and special M Sport wheels.

Internally known as the G02 platform, the 2018 X4, along with the recently introduced all-new X3, will for the basis of the next-generation 3 Series. It uses Carbon Core tech which BMW claims lightens the chassis by at least 90 kilograms. As for engines, expect a range of turbo gas and diesels ranging from four to six cylinders, just like the one in this particular M40i. As it shares its engines with the X3, power output ranges from 190 PS to 360 PS.

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