Engine: twin-turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
Transmission/drive: 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic
Fuel economy: 4.8 gals/100 miles
Alternative: Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne
The new crossover BMW X4 has an elegant appearance that attracts attention. The "facial expression" of this car is very impressive and it has something predatory in its look. This effect is achieved by spectacular LED headlamps, embossed lines of the hood, a powerful front bumper and a proprietary grill resembling nostrils.
The stern of the car is decorated with narrow side lights, a huge bumper and an elegant pseudodiffuser.
The profile of the car is especially beautiful. The crossover has a surprisingly expressive silhouette. Its elongated hood is in complete harmony with a sloping roofline and embossed wheel arches.
Designers offer three choices of exterior styling for BMW X4 crossover: xLine, M-Sport and M-Sport X. They differ from each other in the type of front and rear bumpers, wheel design and air intakes.
Compared to previous models, ground clearance became slightly lower. At the same time, the car still easily overcomes such obstacles as tram rails or “speed bumps”.
The internal decoration of the new BMW X4 crossover is very similar to the design of the previous model, but it is more stylish.
The driver's seat looks very attractive. In addition, it has excellent ergonomics. There is a multifunctional steering wheel and digital devices. In the center of the front dashboard there is a large screen of the iDrive infotainment system, as well as an audio and climate control unit.
The seats provide perfect back support. Rear sofa is divided into three seats. However, the central passenger will have to put up with the presence of a high transmission tunnel. If there are only two passengers in the back, then they can use the wide folding armrest, which has several cupholders.
Buyers are invited to choose from more than ten different color schemes of the cabin. Also there is a wide choice of finishing materials and decorative inserts.
Twin-turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine hustles the BMW X4 to 60 mph in six seconds. Gasoline engines are available in three versions:
- the base xDrive 20i 2-liter turbocharged engine has a power of 184 horsepower and 290 Nm of torque;
- xDrive 30i 2-liter turbocharged engine has a power of 249 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque;
- xDrive M40i 3-liter six-cylinder engine has a power of 360 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest version.
Diesel versions also include three options: xDrive 20d, xDrive 30d and xDrive M40d.
The new BMW X4 uses a proprietary platform CLAR, characterized by a longitudinal engine layout. Its construction consists of aluminum and high-strength steel.
The front suspension is a double-lever, and the rear one – a multi-link. They provide a smooth ride and excellent steering response in difficult road conditions.
Pinion-and-rack steering provides high efficiency. This is achieved by using the electrically assisted steering.
Powerful braking system and low center of gravity provide dead-beat stability, unique maneuverability and increased safety in any weather.
The new crossover is loaded with the latest technologies. Its arsenal of security systems includes such important technologies as ABS, DBC and CBC. There is also a system for monitoring road markings and road signs; adaptive cruise control; brake drying system; rain sensor; heated windshield washer nozzles; engine immobilizer.
For children's seats there is a special mount.
Information about the movement of the car is displayed on a multifunctional 12.3 ” display. Each of the three modes (ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT) has its own color scheme and its own graphics.
A projection display can show important information directly in front of the driver's eyes.
Without taking the eyes from the road, the driver can know the current speed, get instructions from the navigation system, find out about the current speed limits or prohibition of overtaking, etc.
Interior mirror has an auto-dimming system. If the headlights of another car or bright sunshine hit this mirror, it does not blind the driver's eyes.
The car is able to monitor the driver’s state of health.
ConnectedDrive intelligent digital services provide access to many useful features and applications.
The luggage compartment of the BMW X4 can hold significantly more cargo in comparison with previous models. Its volume is equal to 525 liters, and if you fold the backs of the rear seats, it increases to 1,430 liters.
The luggage compartment is very ergonomic with its compartments for transporting various small items, a special net for securing cargo, as well as a USB connector and a 12-volt power outlet.
The new BMW X4 is a stylish and modern crossover with an improved engine, excellent dynamic performance and perfect efficiency. Buyers are given three versions, either of which has its unique features. Regardless of the road conditions, this car allows you to get real pleasure from a trip.