Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

New BMW X4 revealed with two M Performance derivatives

New BMW X4 revealed with two M Performance derivatives

With its more coupe-like body, the goal was to come up with BMW describes as the look of an "eye-catching athlete".

The new X4 is longer and wider than its predecessor, with more space in-between its front and rear axles. Short overhangs and subtle hexagonal wheel arches contribute to the vehicle's athletic look that emphasizes its 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution.

BMW has revealed the all-new X4 "Sports Activity Coupe" ahead of its debut at Geneva next month.

Released just four years after the original X4 first hit dealer forecourts, the new model will take advantage of the new X3's underpinnings.

Set to square up against the Mercedes GLC Coupe when it goes on sale, the X4 features a thoroughly reworked exterior, a range of modern petrol and diesel engines, up-to-date driver assistance and safety features and an improved interior. The 30i is powered by a new turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 248 hp, up from 240 hp for the engine in the outgoing 28i.

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. This can be expanded to a maximum of 1430 litres by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40/20/40 split.

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

However, BMW has chose to forward the second-generation X4 quite prematurely probably due to the state of the competition. It should also be bigger inside, with a 2.1-inch stretch in the wheelbase to 113. 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. It produces 258 lb-ft of torque between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm, enabling the vehicle to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds. Wheel sizes range from 19-21 inches. The anniversary vehicle, a BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 - 5.4 l/100 km; combined Carbon dioxide emissions: 149 - 142 g/km) in the paint finish Alpine White metallic, will be delivered to a customer in Asia. The vehicle also has standard Active Guard with Front Collision Warning, City Collision Mitigation with Braking, Pedestrian Warning with City Braking, and Speed Limit information.

When BMW does bring the new X4 to India, it will rival the Land Rover Evoque, which is priced from Rs 44.44 lakh to Rs 59.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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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