BMW X4 Gets The All-New Look Inside and Out

Ray Weaver
February 15, 2018

Look for the new 2019 BMW X4 to make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with the first of the utes set to roll into US showrooms later this year. The 2019 X4 is now just over 3-inches longer than its predecessor, while its wheelbase has grown just over 2-inches longer and its now 1.4-inches wider. The X4's all-important 50:50 weight distribution remains intact.

The launch of a new version of the X3 has provided BMW with the opportunity to reinvent its coupe SUV - what the brand calls a "Sports Activity Coupe".

The 2019 X4 gains new standard safety equipment with Active Protection offering protective measures when an accident is imminent.

Slotting between the X3 and X5 SUVs in the BMW line-up, the X4 will rival the Range Rover Evoque when it comes to India.

The 2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i is equipped with a 248-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine driving all four wheels.

2018 BMW X4

The M40d, priced from £55,315, offers 326hp, gets from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, has official combined fuel economy of 44.1mpg, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 170g/km. Fold the rear seats down (in a variable 40:20:40 split) and that figure expands to over 50 cubic feet.

The X4 also gets a panoramic glass roof, as well as three-zone climate control, and heated and cooled seats.

The vehicle brings together the signature features of a BMW X model with a coupe-like silhouette, providing the SUV with enhanced aerodynamics and sportier exterior design.

All X4s direct their engine's power to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive as standard, while Experience Control lets the driver choose from Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro set-ups. The headlines of the new one include an all-new look, fresh engines and not one but two M Performance models. Add the optional "Driving Assistant Plus" safety pack and the X4 will benefit from active steering systems that can keep the auto in lane at up to 130mph, along with various cross-traffic and cross-wind warning systems. BMW quotes 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, while slurping 9.2 litres per 100km on the old NEDC rating.

In terms of tech that won't likely save your life, BMW's new crossover features a wide, 10.25-inch center display with the latest iteration of iDrive, as well as the ability to take voice and gesture commands. That system is now based around a 6.5-inch display atop the dashboard, while an optional navigation setup pushes that out to 10.25 inches and adds a touchscreen function. 19-inch and 20-inch wheels are on offer, with the latter shod in 245/45 front and 275/40 rear tyres.

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