Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the X4 follows in the footsteps of the X6 by adopting a dynamic design that hints at the crossover's "outstanding performance and driving dynamics."

BMW has officially unveiled the X4 concept, following this morning's leak.

Set to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the X4 follows in the footsteps of the X6 by adopting a dynamic design that hints at the crossover's "outstanding performance and driving dynamics."

The front fascia is dominated by a prominent kidney grille that is flanked by LED headlights which incorporate three dimensional daytime running lights. The model is also equipped with a sculpted hood and large air intakes which have matte black trim and chrome accents.

Moving further back, the side profile has a striking roofline that clearly echoes its larger brother. We can also see curved character lines and plastic body cladding that provides contrast to the Long Beach Blue exterior.

Out back there's a dual exhaust system, wraparound LED taillights and a distinctive rear bumper which has integrated underbody protection.

BMW declined to mention what powers the concept, but the production model is expected to offer a TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 bhp (179 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque as well as a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with 300 bhp (224 kW) and 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) of torque.

The BMW X4 will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina and is slated to go on sale as early as next year.

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