Remember being an awkward adolescent? Not quite a kid anymore, but not quite a full-sized adult, it was an uncomfortable period where our legs were long enough to trip on, and our voices cracked. That’s what the BMW Concept X4 reminds us of. If it enters production (almost a certainty), it’ll be the teenager of the BMW range, occupying a strange middle ground that no one wants to experience again.
The 3GT will come to market with the 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-pot found in the 335i, along with two different versions of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder. Diesel offerings consist of a pair of 2.0-liter, turbodiesel four-pots. There’s no exact information on power figures, but we’d strongly assume power will be identical to 3-Series Sedan levels for each respective engine. Like the sedan, a six-speed manual is standard, while an eight-speed automatic is an optional goodie.
Never wanting to keep us in the dark when changes are afoot (seriously, we get about six press releases a day from the various corners of the BMW universe), the good folks at BMW have given us a full rundown of the company’s model range plans for 2011. We’ve already cataloged many of these updates and changes as they’ve happened, with first drive reviews of the new vehicles, our impressions of the new motors, and announcements of upcoming models.