BMW X4 concept

Don’t expect the concept’s style to be radically scaled back for production—after all, the 2014 BMW 4-series looks pretty much identical to the 4-series concept BMW showed off at this year’s Detroit show. Smaller wheels and less-fussy intake detailing probably will make up the majority of the X4′s changes from show floor to showroom. (To give you a little idea of what to expect, we’ve included an updated rendering of the 2014 X4—painted silver—below.) It will borrow its running gear from the X3, meaning it will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a turbo inline-six and either offer, or come exclusively with, all-wheel drive. Look for the X4 to hit dealerships next year; it will be produced at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant where the X3, X5, and X6 are built.

2014 BMW X4 artist rendering

By Alexander Stoklosa