You might be baffled a little by the German automaker’s announcement this is a new generation of the niched coupe-SUV crossover model, given the close design relationship with the predecessor, but the automaker did pack all the latest and greatest technology.
The new X4 is going to be a model for the true BMW fans – the easiest differences to spot are up front related to the new grille size, which has been dramatically enlarged and, in the back, related to the new lighting clusters. 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. While the height has been lowered 0.1 inch (2.54 mm), inside the rear passengers have another inch (25.4 mm) of legroom.
BMW has packed lots of standard perks into the new X4 – standard bi-LED headlights, a 10.25-inch infotainment display with navigation, along with a wide array of safety and driving assistance systems: front collision warning, city collision mitigation and braking, pedestrian detection. Luxury has also gone up a notch – a panoramic moonroof and three-zone climate control are also standard, along with touches such as Dark Oak wood trim and pearl-finish chrome, or sports seats for the M Performance trim.
There’s a wide array of available powertrains – three petrol and three diesel units, with power outputs between 135 kW/184 hp and 265 kW/360 hp (fuel consumption combined: 9.0 – 5.4 l/100 km [31.4 – 52.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 209 – 142 g/km). Standard on all models come the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The two BMW M Performance models come in the form of the X4 M40i and BMW X4 M40d and combine with standard or optional chassis systems: Variable Sport Steering, Performance Control, Adaptive M suspension, M Sport differential and M Sport brakes.