A new report with Autoweek suggests the X4 will launch in its final form at the New York show, debuting with a range of petrol and diesel engine options.
Revealed at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, the X4 concept offered a first look at BMW's long-rumoured 'junior X6', and it is expected that little about its design will change in the leap to production.
The design of the X4 merges BMW's latest styling language with the coupe-like roofline of the larger X6, offering buyers a style-focused alternative to the midsized X3 SUV.
The X4 will be marketed as a "Sports Activity Coupe" - just like the X6 - but it will share its underpinnings with the 4652mm-long X3.
Obvious rivals will include Porsche's new Macan and Audi's expected Q4 SUV, which should bring a similar coupe-like style to the space alongside the more conventional Q5.
Engine options will likely mirror the six- and four-cylinder engines offered with the X3, and according to BMW Australia boss Phil Horton, a diesel-powered M model could also be on the cards.
“[...] There are plans to expand the diesel M offering. I think where there might be potential is in the new X4, which we’ll be bringing in next year," Mr Horton told TMR at the Australian launch of the new X5.
Watch for more details on the new X4 to surface in the coming weeks and months.
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