Marketing itself as the first ever Sports Activity Coupe, the original BMW X4 was a big success for the German manufacturer. Standard on all models come the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
Prices have yet to be announced for the new BMW X4, but it's likely to cost about the same as the outgoing model. Rear legroom has grown by 27mm, while the boot capacity is up to 525 litres - 25 litres more than in the current auto. This means the 252hp, xDrive30i four-cylinder petrol, the 190hp, xDrive20d four-cylinder diesel and the 265hp, xDrive30d six-cylinder diesel are expected.
All this is combined with an 81mm increase in length and a slight decrease in height over the previous version, so the overall effect is to give the new X4 a much sleeker look.
This is the second generation of the X4 - a rival for the Mercedes GLC Coupe and Jaguar F-Pace - and, like its predecessor, it's based on the X3, but trades some of that car's practicality for coupe-like styling and a sharper drive.
Other changes over the first-generation model include an M Sport X trim level, says Evo, which features grey styling highlights and optional 21ins wheels. The 2018 version is 81 mm longer and 37 mm wider than the outgoing model.
As with most BMW products, the majority of the car's functions are controlled by the iDrive infotainment system, which features sophisticated connectivity as standard using BMW's impressive extended range of BMW Connected and ConnectedDrive features.
The 20d, priced from £42,900, offers 190hp, gets from 0-62mph in eight seconds, has official combined fuel economy of 52.3mpg, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 142g/km. This allows the auto to work with other devices, such as iPhones, Apple Watches, Android smartphones and the Amazon Alexa and Google Home personal assistants.
BMW has unveiled the all-new 2019 BMW X4, but most buyers probably won't be able to see the differences between the current model and the 2019 X4. The automaker says that the new X4 has sportier proportions, wider tracks, and the latest suspension settings with a lower center of gravity and improved aerodynamics.
Meanwhile, BMW has also expanded the range of driver-assistance packages. Along with the BMW X4 20d and 30d variants, the range is also enhanced by the addition of two new M Performance models (globally) - the BMW X4 M40i and M40d. Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed 250 km/h. Further back, the cabin's roomier thanks to a 37mm stretch between the 19-inch alloys.
Full details about the new X4 can be found in the document attached below.
Due in South Africa in the last quarter of 2018 is the 2993cc turbodiesel six xDrive30d, tuned for 195kW at 4000 revs and 620Nm from 2000-2500rpm, which will launch it to 100km/h in a claimed 5.8 seconds and on to 240km/h, while burning an NEDC-rated 6.2 litres per 100km.
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