The (insert adjective) slantback-crossover enters production this spring.
Upon request from some of our commentators, we’re doing our best to keep our opinions to ourselves and report the facts and nothing but. Here’s a great opportunity to test our restraint: BMW has just revealed its new X4 crossover, based on the X3 and shaped like a smaller X6. It enters production this spring, and will be sold as a 2015 model. The US receives two specs: the first is the xDrive28i, with a 2.0-liter inline-four making 240 horsepower and priced at $46,625.
The second is the xDrive35i, making 300hp from its 3.0-liter six, and costing $48,925. Both models get eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive, and will make their first real-life appearance at the New York Auto Show in April. Now that the facts are reported, maybe some of our nicer commentators will do us a favor and tear this car apart for us.