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BMW X4 arriving in 2014, along with new X3 and X6

December 31, 2013

BMW will introduce the new X4 SUV in 2014, drawing its inspiration from the X4 concept that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. The company will also launch an updated version of the X4’s bigger brother, the X6, and the new X3 mid-size SUV.

BMW X4 concept-rear

Building on the success and trend set by the X6, the new X4 will be based on the X3, sporting a coupe-like profile with a slopping roofline. A similar powertrain lineup as seen in the X3 is expected to be on offer, including 2.0-litre turbo diesel and petrol variations.

Coinciding with the launch of the X4 will be the debut of the updated X3. It’s set to showcase a new face, more in line with what is featured on the latest X5. The styling will be shared with the X4 as well.

Some time later in 2014 BMW will launch an updated X6. It will reportedly show off a more aggressive and muscular design, further separating it from the X5 SUV wagon on which it is based.

Likewise, M Division is expected to introduce the M versions of both the new X6 and X5 towards the end of the year.

The performance specials will come with a slightly tweaked version of the awesome 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. Power and torque is likely to be lifted from the current 408kW/680Nm, while fuel economy will be improved (currently 13.9L/100km).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.