Tastefully executed by 3D Design
The BMW X4 M is a controversially styled machine. There's plenty to love and plenty to hate about the unusual SUV, but it's not an ugly duckling in the traditional, 'loner' sense of the word. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe is just as odd, although its overall design is a little better resolved. Still, to each their own, and if you think the X4 M needs some spicing up, BMW's M Performance division has you covered with some tasty aesthetic upgrades. Not everyone will be a fan of these either, so how about some carbon fiber goodness from 3D Design?
The Japanese tuning company is now offering some tasteful yet impactful modifications for the X4 M, all of which are fashioned from carbon fiber. There's a front splitter that is easily affixed to the bumper, along with kidney-grille surrounds. Moving backwards, the vents behind the front fenders are also treated to some carbon goodness while side-skirt extensions help make the SUV look a little lower. There's also a chunky "Batman" spoiler on the rear hatch, as well as a new rear diffuser that is arguably the most striking addition to the X4 M's sporty looks. Overall, it makes for an eye-catching yet elegant package.
We like the overall look, but we can't help but wonder if carbon mirror caps should have been included too. Perhaps 3D Design felt that too much carbon would look out of place, and considering how nicely past projects like the F30 3 Series and E89 Z4 have come out, we'll trust the company's judgment on this one.
Pricing has not been announced, but carbon fiber isn't generally cheap. Still, when the X4 M has a base price of more than $73,000 before any options, we're sure that most interested buyers won't have a problem.