2018 BMW X4 Unveiled Globally is the mid size version of the full size BMW X6 known for its coupe body look and sporty appeal
The all-new BMW X4 is the first ever Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class. Approximately 200,000 units have been sold around the world since the first-generation X4 was launched in 2014. The exterior design of the all-new BMW X4 is a case study in muscular dynamics and commanding presence. Clean surfacing and high-class, modern accents headline this updated interpretation of the unmistakable X4 aesthetic. The X4 assumes the role of eye-catching athlete in the BMW X model family.
Standalone design features and model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels are part of the specification for the xLine, M Sport X and M Sport model variants, which allow the design of the exterior and interior to be tailored to reflect personal tastes. And BMW X4 customers can now also choose from the BMW Individual range of options.
The interior of the all-new BMW X4 exudes a modern, premium feel with a driver-focused layout of the cockpit, low instrument panel and slightly raised seating position thanks to redesigned sports seats with boldly contoured side bolsters and knee pads on the sides of the centre console add to the sense of sportiness.
The surfaces of the instrument panel and door panelling merge smoothly into one another, while the X logos embossed into the electroplated surfaces of the doors provide striking details. Further splashes of electroplated detailing, the new Vernasca leather upholstery and an instrument panel in Sensatec trim can all be found on the extended list of optional extras, as can three-zone automatic climate control, active seat ventilation, ambient lighting, as well as the Ambient Air package, the BMW Display Key and the generously dimensioned panoramic glass roof.
Large stowage trays, roomy door pockets, cupholders and various storage compartments are all testimony to the functional qualities of the all-new BMW X4. There are three full-size seats in the rear offering more legroom than before. Load space can be expanded from 525 to a maximum of 1,430 litres by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40:20:40 split. And the optional cargo function allows the backrest angle to be individually adjusted, too.
Customers will be able to choose from three petrol and four diesel engines from the launch of the all-new BMW X4 or shortly afterwards. The line-up is spearheaded by a duo of BMW M Performance models. The six-cylinder in-line petrol engine under the bonnet of the BMW X4 M40i. The BMW X4 xDrive30d draws its drive power from a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, this time with 265 hp. Apart from this, the choice of engines also includes two four-cylinder diesel units generating 231 hp in the BMW X4 xDrive25d 190 hp in the BMW X4 xDrive20d as well as two four-cylinder petrol units with outputs of 252 hp in the BMW X4 xDrive30i 184 hp in the BMW X4 xDrive20i.
All model variants direct their engine’s power to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive as standard.
Standard specification includes not only M Sport suspension and the Performance Control function, but also variable sport steering. M Sport brakes and Adaptive Suspension with electronically controlled dampers are both optionally available. The BMW M Performance models come equipped as standard with 20-inch light-alloy wheels, specially designed M Sport brakes and an M Sport differential, which generates a precise locking effect at the rear wheels to help the car power out of corners with refreshing dynamic élan.
An intelligent material mix has made it possible to bring about a substantial weight saving, not just in the chassis but also in the body’s construction and numerous other components besides. The BMW EfficientLightweight measures make the new model up to 50 kilograms lighter than its predecessor (allowing for equipment variations). The aerodynamic properties of the Sports Activity Coupe have also been enhanced, as a result of which the all-new BMW X4 sets a new benchmark in its segment with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.30.
The iDrive display and operating system in the all-new BMW X4 includes a freestanding Control Display that is optionally available in a 10.25-inch version with touchscreen functionality. The voice control system has undergone further improvement and can now follow freely formulated instructions. BMW gesture control, the multifunctional instrument display and the latest generation of the BMW Head-Up Display are also available as options.
The range of comfort- and safety-enhancing driver assistance systems has been extended once again. The Driving Assistant Plus safety package includes the new-generation Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the Steering and lane control assistant, the Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, and the Crossing traffic warning and Crossroads warning systems. The new Parking Assistant Plus feature also comprises the Top View, Panorama View and 3D View functions. The Remote 3D View function gives drivers the ability to call up a three-dimensional live image of their vehicle and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone. Also available as options are the WiFi hotspot preparation enabling rapid online connectivity for digital devices and telephony with wireless charging for compatible smartphones.
New digital services from BMW ConnectedDrive offer comprehensive assistance with personal mobility planning. The standard ConnectedDrive Services provide the basis for accessing features such as Real Time Traffic Information, On-Street Parking Information and the Concierge Services. The mobility assistant BMW Connected interfaces the vehicle with touchpoints – such as smartphones, smartwatches and voice-controlled personal assistants – via the flexible Open Mobility Cloud platform. The additional features of BMW Connected+ offer an even greater degree of personalisation. BMW is also the first carmaker to offer a secure server connection for exchanging and editing emails, calendar entries and contact details – thanks to the Microsoft Office 365 function, which users can select from the ConnectedDrive Store.