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The BMW X4 is confirmed to start sales in 2014. Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said in a statement at the Annual Accounts Press Conference that the X family will expand with one more model: “We created the premium Sports Activity Vehicle segment. Until then there were no all wheel drive cars on the roads that were so sporty. From the late 1990s to date, we have sold over 2.7 million BMW X models. Next year we will expand our offering in this segment with the BMW X4.”

The X4 will be having the same platform as the new X3, but will cost less than the X5. BMW will begin production of the X4 later this year at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.