However, South Carolina motoring pap Palbay was on the ball and snapped these detailed images of the new X4’s exterior, which shows its new swooping roofline that is more pronounced than the current model to really differentiate it from the BMW X3 small SUV on which it’s based.
A broader rear end features a newly designed tailgate and slim-line LED headlights that wrap around to the sides a little.
Its kinship with the recently unveiled new X3 is more evident at the front, which looks more aggressive with its slimmer headlights and larger kidney grille treatment.
A rumoured X4 M variant might feature a 265kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight-six turbo petrol engine with sub-5sec 0-100km/h boast.
Two other petrol variants, the xDrive30i and xDrive20i should also be available both with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive specifications.
The second-generation BMW X4 will go on sale in 2019.