BMW reveals new X4 SUV

Feb 15, 2018, 00:55
BMW reveals new X4 SUV

The all-new 2019 BMW X4 will be available at certified BMW Centers in July 2018 with pricing starting at $50,450 for 30i, and $60,450 for M40i plus Destination and Handling.

BMW practically invented the crossover coupe with the launch of the X6 in 2007.

From a dimensional perspective, the 2019 X4 grows three inches in length, to 187.5 inches, while stretching its wheelbase 2.1 inches, to 112.7. BMW claims weight distribution is 50/50, front-to-rear.

BMW has revealed the all-new X4 "Sports Activity Coupe" ahead of its debut at Geneva next month.

Despite its niche appeal, the original X4 sold over 200,000 units over a production run of just four years. The xDrive30i packs a 2.0-liter turbo four that produces 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, allowing the coupe crossover to do 0-62 time in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 149 miles per hour. This performance-orientated model produces 355bhp and manages 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds; economy of up to 31.4mpg and Carbon dioxide emissions of up to 213g/km are the trade-off. This can be expanded to a maximum of 1430 litres by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40/20/40 split. These include a panoramic glass roof, as well as three-zone climate control, and heated and cooled seats.

The answer to the question nobody asked is back again, with BMW set to launch the second generation of its X4 crossover.

All X4 models come as standard with a good range of active safety kit. The BMW ConnectedDrive will offer Real-Time Traffic Information, On-Street Parking Information and the Concierge Services.

All engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive as standard.

On top of the bigger engine, the M Performance X4 gets a bevy of M-branded, behind-the-scenes oily bits such as M Sport brakes with blue calipers, adjustable Adaptive M Suspension, an M Sport differential, and an M sports exhaust with trapezoid-shaped tips finished in dark chrome. The quickest of them, just, will be the X4 M40i, with its gasoline-fueled and turbocharged inline six's 355 horsepower and 369-pound-foot pushing it to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. This has been made possible by using BMW's latest platform, also employed under the X3. The new X4 also features standard navigation and the newest iDrive system, which includes improved voice recognition.

The new X4 comes as standard with cruise control with braking function, and collision and pedestrian warning with city collision mitigation.

When BMW does bring the new X4 to India, it will rival the Land Rover Evoque, which is priced from Rs 44.44 lakh to Rs 59.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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