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The New BMW X4

Written by: Neil

The new BMW X4

BMW is proud to launch the second generation of one of the world’s most recognisable Sports Activity Coupé – the BMW X4.

It brings together the hallmark features of a BMW X model with the sporting elegance of a coupé – a formula that saw its predecessor achieve over 200,000 global sales since its debut in 2014. The new X4 gains enhanced driving dynamics, standout exterior design with a strong coupé silhouette and even more refinement, along with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and connectivity.

The range is also enhanced by the addition of two new M Performance models – the BMW X4 M40i and M40d – to further underscore the high performance of the vehicle and cater to customer tastes.

Model Power
(hp)
Torque
(Nm)
0 – 62mph
(Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph)
Combined
(mpg)
CO2 Emissions
(g/km)
From
(OTR)
BMW X4 M40i 360 500 4.8 155 31.4 209 TBC
BMW X4 20d 190 400 8.0 132 52.3 142 £42,900
BMW X4 30d 265 620 5.8 149 47.9 156 TBC
BMW X4 M40d 326 680 4.9 155 44.1 170 £55,315

M Sport and M Sport X model variants

Two optional model variants allow drivers to tailor the appearance of the all-new BMW X4 to reflect their personal tastes. Each comes with standalone design features as well as model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels.

The M Sport model has a more dynamic look, clearly stating its eagerness to deliver performance on the road with its aerodynamically optimised front/rear aprons and side skirts, and accents in High-gloss Black. The newly designed M Sport X model radiates an air of off-road-focused sportiness, thanks to styling accents in Frozen Grey (a colour with rally racing connotations), as well as the individually designed air intakes, side skirts and rear underguard. The standard specification of ‘Sport’ marks the entry point to X4 ownership.

In addition, the new X4 can now also be specified with options from the BMW Individual portfolio. Extras designed to give the exterior design an exceptionally exclusive feel include the BMW Individual paint finish Sunstone metallic and 21-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels.

Top-quality options for made-to-measure comfort and functionality

A far wider choice of optional extras compared to the outgoing model offers greater scope for customers to increase both the comfort and functionality of their X4.

Awaiting the driver and passengers inside the all-new BMW X4 is a cabin with a modern, premium feel, which exudes an air of high-class elegance. All the controls are clearly arranged, while the slightly raised seating position typical of BMW X models afford drivers a superb view of the road ahead.

The driver-focused layout of the cockpit – a BMW tradition – helps to create a supremely assured and wonderfully sporty driving experience at all times. Redesigned sports seats with boldly contoured side bolsters provide outstanding lateral support even in extreme handling situations.

BMW X4 Driving Experience

The new X4 will be launched with a choice of latest-generation power units comprising of two diesel engines – xDrive20d and M40d. Their advanced BMW TwinPower Turbo technology promises dynamic power delivery accompanied by remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions.

Joining the BMW M Performance model of the M40d will be the petrol-powered six-cylinder in-line engine M40i as well as another straight-six diesel unit – xDrive30d. All model variants direct their engine’s power to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive as standard, resulting in effortless progress over smooth roads and rough terrain alike. Gear selections can be made manually using the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

The BMW M Performance models and the BMW X4 xDrive30d are equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offering exceptionally fast gear changes as well as a Launch Control function. The standard-fit Driving Experience Control switch lets drivers choose from SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO set-ups, while the BMW X4 M40i, BMW X4 M40d and BMW X4 xDrive30d models also add a SPORT+ mode.

The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the petrol engine comprises a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft control. On the diesel side, the raft of technological measures includes turbochargers with variable inlet geometry and common-rail direct injection systems operating at pressures of up to 2,500 bar. All model variants comply with the requirements of the EU6d emissions standard. The system of emission control for the petrol engine includes a particulate filter that cuts down particulate emissions, while the diesel models boast BMW BluePerformance technology comprising a particulate filter, an oxidation catalyst, a NOx adsorption catalyst, as well as an SCR catalyst with AdBlue injection.

Assistance Systems: Innovations for comfortable, safe motoring

The X4 comes with the latest version of the iDrive operating system, designed to offer even more flexible and ergonomic control of vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions.

Its Control Display now takes the form of a freestanding monitor with a 6.5-inch screen, while the high-resolution display that comes with the Professional Navigation System measures 10.25 inches in size and includes touchscreen functionality and a Semi Digital Cockpit (Standard on all M Sport, M Sport X and M Performance Models). The intuitive touch control is further facilitated by a tile-style menu layout with live content.

The voice control system has also been improved and can now follow freely formulated instructions. There is also the option of using BMW gesture control, allowing certain functions to be operated with simple movements of the hand or fingers, which are registered by a 3D sensor in the centre console and translated into the relevant commands.

Another option is the new-generation BMW Head-Up Display, with a 70 per cent larger projection area.

The X4 is equipped as standard with Cruise Control with braking function as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation. The optional semi-autonomous Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function is capable of braking the vehicle to a halt and setting off again automatically.

The Driving Assistant Plus safety package – unmatched by any rival – offers X4 drivers even more extensive assistance. Its features include the Steering and Lane Control assistant operational at speeds between 0 and 210 km/h (0 – 130 mph), Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, and Crossing Traffic Warning and Crossroads Warning systems.

Another new feature, Parking Assistant Plus, helps drivers select and manoeuvre into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. The system comprises Top View, Panorama View and 3D View functions, which combine to depict a 360º image of the vehicle and the surrounding area on the Control Display. The Remote 3D View function additionally gives drivers the ability to call up a three-dimensional live image of their vehicle and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone.

Intelligent connectivity

The state-of-the-art character of the X4 shines through in the wealth of digital services on offer through BMW ConnectedDrive. Intelligent connectivity between car, driver and the outside world increases the level of both driving pleasure and comfort, expands the infotainment offer and assists with journey planning.

Using a flexible Open Mobility Cloud platform, BMW Connected works alongside Apple iPhones and Watches, smartphones and smartwatches running the Android operating system, and the Amazon Alexa voice-controlled personal assistants.

BMW Connected enables route planning to be carried out on any device, based on calendar entries, while taking real-time traffic information into account and making allowance for a refuelling stop if necessary. It then transfers the data to the car’s navigation system when it is time to set off. A message notifying the user of the ideal departure time is sent to their smartphone or chosen device. In addition, the personal mobility assistant also lets customers call up vehicle data such as fuel level and range via their device or lock the vehicle via Remote Services, a feature which comes as standard.

Other features of BMW Connected+ offer an even greater degree of personalisation with new functions, including sharing of the current trip status by text message and live link (Share Live Trip Status), and seamless transfer of route guidance to a smartphone or smartwatch once the car has been parked, allowing full Door-to-Door navigation.

The standard built-in SIM card also allows drivers to use both Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic location and accident severity detection, and BMW Teleservices. With the new BMW Teleservice Accident Assistance, the vehicle also detects low-speed collisions below the threshold for airbag deployment. The driver receives a message in the iDrive display offering to contact the BMW Accident Assistance service directly. A push of a button is all it takes to obtain professional support from the BMW Accident Assistance team, who put the customer in touch with a BMW Service Partner if necessary. Also available as options are a WiFi hotspot enabling rapid online connectivity for digital devices, along with wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

The standard ConnectedDrive services provide the basis for accessing features such as Real Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Information. They are also required for using the optional Concierge Services, Online Entertainment service and wireless Apple CarPlay.

BMW is 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 that users can select from the ConnectedDrive Store. This means that addresses from appointment entries can be imported straight into the navigation system and telephone numbers can be dialled from an integrated mobile phone.

The new BMW X4 goes on sales today, at £42,900 OTR.

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