The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

It will take the X4 xDrive 30i six seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. The new model is positioned between the X3 and X5 SUVs and sports a coupé-like roofline.

In the USA, the new X4 will sell starting at $50,450 for xDrive30i, while the M40i will retail for $60,450, without destination charge.

True, the X4 has been on the market for only four years, and models usually last around 6-7 years in one generation before being renewed. The German manufacturer claims that the SUV has taken a rather large step forward in the areas of handling and driving dynamics, as compared to its predecessor.

Engine wise, the X4 will be powered by choice of three petrol and three diesel units, with power ranging from 184 hp to 360 hp: xDrive20i, xDrive30i, xDrive20d, xDrive25d.

However expect the X4 to share engines with the X3 when it comes to India.

BMW plans to offer two models, at least initially, a standard xLine and an M Performance model.


The BMW X4 will be available with a range of four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and all come with xDrive four-wheel drive as standard. Driver-centric dashboard, solid materials, iDrive-controlled infotainment system with digital instruments and cockpit details lifted out of the 5-series. Higher-spec models also have an extra Sport Plus mode.

BMW promises a better drive from this new X4 than the previous model, and that's thanks in part to the new lightweight construction, with more use of aluminium, and the better aerodynamics. While styling has generally remained evolutionary, the new X4 arrives with different dimensions, growing by 3 inches (76.2 millimeters) in length, 2.1 inches (53.3 mm) in wheelbase, and 1.4 inches (35.6 mm) in width. The X4's all-important 50:50 weight distribution remains intact. Paddle shifters are standard for higher-spec trims.

Like in today's X3 (which has just been launched in Thailand recently in third-gen form), the X4 get a bigger body for more passenger and cargo room. Boot space is rated at 525 litres with the rear seats up or 1430 litres with the seats down. Now the 2019 BMW X4 shows that the concept not only endures, but also evolves.

To make the most of that power, not only do they have a firmer suspension set-up and a sports transmission, they also come on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard and have a sports exhaust system. The new BMW also receives Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist systems, as standard.

The price for the new X4 in the U.S. will starting from $50,450 or Rs 32.5 Lakh, while the top of the line M40i will retail for $60,450 or a little less than Rs. Sales will commence from July 2018.

BMW also offers its "Parking Assistant Plus" pack on the X4, which includes a panoramic parking camera system with top-down and 3D views, as well as helping the you select and park in both parallel spots and bays.

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