Spy Shots: 2015 BMW X4 Exposes its Rising Shoulder-Line
The striptease is on folks, and the X4 is on center stage showing off its sides, as it starts losing some camouflage. That’s right, our spy photographers caught the new BMW X4, X5 and X6 parked at the Nϋrburgring raceway, and it is wearing less camo than the last time we saw it.
Though this doesn’t reveal much about what’s going on out back — the part that really matters on this sweet-looking crossover coupe — it does give us an idea of the styling we can expect from the profile view. The side features a rising shoulder-line that seems to connect the front and rear door handles. We can also see that the lower parts of the doors have a nice scallop to them, helping add some sportiness to the upcoming addition to Bimmers lineup.
The front and rear ends are still under cover, but thanks to the earlier unveiled X4 concept, we know that this model will feature the new BMW face — to-the-grille headlights and the slightly forward-leaning kidney grille — unlike the recently shown 2 Series.
The only detail that we have on the back that the X4 will feature a large cargo hatch, like the X6.
The drivetrain lineup is still a mystery, but we assume that it will start out with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower, and the top trim levels will likely carry a 3.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder that starts around 300 horsepower and moves up from there.
Click past the jump to see more detailed images on the 2015 X4.
2015 BMW X4 in Detail
Front Three-Quarter View
From the front three-quarter view, we can see the sporty front apron, a slight peek at the headlights, the rising shoulder line and the scalloped doors. Overall, the X4 essentially looks like a downsized X6.
From the profile view, we get a good look at the side detailing again, plus we get a great look at that sleek crossover-coupe body and rear hatch.
Rear Three-Quarter View
Around back, there’s a lot of mystery, but we can see that there is a nice lip on the rear hatch, an aggressive-looking rear apron and wraparound taillights.