The BMW X4 has again been spotted testing in Germany, this time in less-disguised form.
These spy pictures, taken at the Nurburgring, reveal that the car has retained many of the design features seen on the X4 concept shown at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year.
The X4 will be built at BMW's Spartanburg factory in the USA alongside the X5 and X6 as well as the X3, with which it shares its wheelbase. The X4 gets greater track widths to give it a more ground-hugging stance than the X3, however, and designers have added a coupé-like roofline and more distinctively styled sides, as well as an X5-esque nose.
Sources have told Autocar that the engine line-up of the X4 will closely follow that of the second-generation X3.
The UK market will likely get 242bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 302bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engines alongside two diesel options, a 184bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 306bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder. A plug-in hybrid version is also reportedly under development.
The car is expected to launch next year.