BMW has finally unveiled the hotly anticipated BMW X4. This is latest member of the BMW X family and follows the footsteps of BMW X6 in terms of design and drivability. BMW has proved itself over and over again by creating cars out of standard models that did great on the sales charts. For instance it created the X6 from X5, 6 Series Gran Coupe from the 6- and 5 series sedan, and now they have come up with the X4 which essentially is a Coupe version of the X3.
In comparison to the X3. the X4 is slightly longer (by 14 mm) at 4671 mm but also lower (by 36 mm) at 1624 mm, to impart a dynamic profile. The X4, just like its bigger brother X6, combines the sportiness of a coupe and the character of SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), as BMW calls it.
Design highlights of the X4 include large air intakes at the front, front apron character lines, signature twin headlights, coupe-like roofline, signature swage line and flared wheel arches. On the inside the car gets a driver-focused interior, aluminum trim strips, electroplated accents, high gloss black panel, 40:20:40 split rear seats, 500 to 1400 liters of boot space and an power operated tail gate.
The list of equipment coming as standard, includes Variable Sport Steering, sport leather steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, BMW Business Media package, heated front seats and more. Customers who would like to spend an additional £1,500, will get exclusive 18 inch alloy wheels, exterior trim in Satin Aluminum, interior trim in Dark Copper, leather upholstery and sport seats. Then, of course, there is a the M Sport model which costs £3,000 more than the SE trim and comes with its own performance oriented goodies.
The engine lineup comprises of three diesel powerhouses, all compliant with Euro6 emissions and featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The entry level variant, X4 xDrive20d, is powered by a new 2.0 liter all-aluminum engine which produces 190 hp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm. The xDrive20d has a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 8 seconds, fuel consumption figure of 54.3 mpg and emits 138 g/km of CO2.
The xDrive30d is powered by a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine which puts out 258 hp and 560 Nm. It consumes 47.9 miles per gallon of fuel and emits 156 g/km of CO2. 0 to 62 mph sprint is completed in 5.8 seconds. The range topping xDrive35d puts out 313 hp and 630 Nm, and does 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. It consumes 47.1 mpg and emits 157 g/km of CO2.
|Model||Power (hp)||Torque (Nm)||0 – 62mph (seconds)||Top speed (mph)||Combined (mpg)||CO2 emissions (g/km)||Price
|BMW X4 xDrive20d SE||190||400||8.0 (8.0)||132 (132)||52.3 (54.3)||143 (138)||£36,590|
|BMW X4 xDrive30d xLine||258||560||(5.8)||(145)||(47.9)||(156)||£44,890|
|BMW X4 xDrive35d M Sport||313||630||(5.2)||(153)||(47.1)||(157)||£48,990|