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The new-generation 2018 BMW X4 has been spied without a shred of camouflage this week, caught in transit to destinations unknown - although a Frankfurt motor show stand next month is likely to be on the timetable.
Like the still relatively new first-generation X4 - introduced in 2014 - and the larger X6, the new 2018 X4 will wear a face largely identical to its more practical stablemate, while featuring a long tapered roofline and a short rear deck.
The new X4's tail lamps show a more slender design than before, with this high-spec M40d example already drawing a few comparisons on xbimmer.com to the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe - the X4's direct rival in the Mercedes camp.
For more on the new BMW X4, see our coverage at the links before - including what looks to be the first glimpse of a top-shelf X4 M flagship model.