These are the first pictures of the 2013 BMW X4 Concept. The photos have leaked to the web ahead of the official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. 

The X4 Concept looks very close to the X6 and comes with a more aggressive and sporty front fascia. The front of the car is dominated by the special headlights and by the proeminent grille. In the back we see a dual exhaust system with special taillights. 

BMW will produce the upcoming X4 at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina. According to Herbert Diess, the new X4 will enter into production in 2014. 

Even though the BMW doesn’t reveal the engine lineup, we expect to see the same units from the X3. The choices include a TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter four cylinder with 240 hp and 352 Nm as well as a TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter inline six with 300 hp and 406 Nm.