These latest shots show a less disguised BMW X4 prototype testing at the Nurburgring
The front light clusters can now be seen alongside new styling details
The car is still heavily based on the concept seen at the Shanghai motor show
two petrol and two diesel engine options are likely to accompany the car at launch
A plug-in hybrid version is also reportedly under development
The X4 will be built at BMW's Spartanburg factory in the US
The car has been seen at the Nurburgring testing in recent weeks
The engine lineup is expected to mirror that of the second-generation X3
BMW is using the 'Ring to benchmark performance for the X4
These pictures show the car testing at the Nurburgring
The car is expected to launch next year
It is based on the current X3 platform
The BMW X4 has been spotted testing in Germany
The X4 will be built alongside the X3
Greater track widths give X4 a more ground-hugging stance than the X3
Sources have told Autocar that the engine lineup in the X4 will closely follow that of the second-generation X3
A full reveal is expected in the first half of next year
The X4 will be a smaller sibling to the X6
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.