All-New 2019 BMW X4 Coupe-Style SUV Arrives this Year

15 February, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Lorraine Moran
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BMW has revealed the new, 2018 X4 SUV, giving it a facelifted design, added technology, and introducing a new M40d badge with a powerful diesel engine for the first time.

We're in the middle of an avalanche of BMW X-cars.

The new X4 is longer and wider than its predecessor, with more space in-between its front and rear axles. BMW claims weight distribution is 50/50, front-to-rear.

The interior, BMW suggests, is roomier and more premium in feel than the outgoing X4. USA buyers will choose between two models: The xDrive30i packs a 2.0-liter turbo four rated at 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to deliver a 0-62 time of 6.3 seconds and 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.

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That means boot capacity is up to 525 litres and there's a shade more rear passenger legroom. Buyers wanting to add more luxury can choose from electrically adjustable and heated seats, active seat ventilation and three-zone climate control, and a larger panoramic glass roof available as optional extras. In terms of features and tech, the X4 will get a new iDrive display with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, voice control system or Driving Assistant Plus. Dubbed a Sports Activity Vehicle by BMW, the original X4 received surprisingly good reviews, with solid engineering underpinning its junior X6 liftback styling.

The 2018 BMW X4 is wider (54mm) and longer (81mm) than the outgoing SUV, but weighs 50kg less thanks to the extensive use of aluminium and ultra-high-strength grades of steel. A large, free-standing 10.25-inch infotainment screen is standard and dominates the center stack. "With its trademark free-revving performance, maximum output of 355 hp and peak torque of 365 lb-ft, the power unit in the all-new BMW X4 M40i enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds", the company boasts. It also comes with additional performance upgrades like bigger brakes and adaptive dampers for the suspension. 20-inch wheels are standard fit, with 21s on the typically vast options list.

Standard safety equipment has also expanded to now include forward autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and speed limit information. While it was never available in the Indian market, the second-generation BMW X4 is expected to make its debut in the country later this year.

Engine options are pretty much what you'd expect from the X3, with all engine options coming with eight-speed automatic, with two diesel options - xDrive20d and xDrive 30d - and two petrol options - xDrive20i and xDrive30i.


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