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BMW X4 Rendered in Coupe Form

The BMW X4 makes about as much sense to us as, well... a "sports activity coupe". But could cutting out a couple of doors out make it any better?

If you’re of the same mindset as us, you probably look at oddball crossovers like the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX and wonder what the point is. They throw the utility right out of the sport-utility equation, replacing it with a rakish roofline that looks out of place – particularly with those rear doors in place. The same goes for the upcoming X4, which BMW released in concept form just weeks ago at the Shanghai Auto Show. But rendering artist Theophilus Chin has come up with a possible answer.

Cutting out the rear doors, the X4 suddenly makes that much more sense. That is, in relative terms, anyway: the idea of a “sports activity coupe”, no matter how many doors or how few, never spoke to us. If BMW were to actually make a two-door (or three-door, depending how you look at it) version of the X4, it wouldn't be alone: Land Rover offers a coupe version of the Range Rover Evoque, and Porsche is projected to roll out the upcoming Macan in three- and five-door versions as well. What do you think?

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