The all-new BMW X4

The new X4 is being pitched as a more premium auto the starting price increased by some £4,000-plus over the outgoing vehicle. It keeps much of the same shape and aesthetic, with a rearward-swept fastback shape that makes it look like a cross between an SUV and a wagon/hatchback. If you get a sense of déjà vu, no surprise, considering the 2019 X4 shares most of its underpinnings with the latest BMW X3.

Although not announced yet, the X4 is expected to spawn a hotter M model for the first time.

There are some nip-and-tuck trim changes along the exterior that add a little visual flair along the sides.

From a dimensional perspective, the 2019 X4 grows three inches in length, to 187.5 inches, while stretching its wheelbase 2.1 inches, to 112.7. Voice control is also standard, but as an option, you can upgrade to the Professional system, which brings a 10.25-inch touchscreen, or specify gesture control, which allows you to operate some functions with a wave of the hand. Optional safety features include active cruise control, which can bring the vehicle to a stop and pull away again in traffic, along with traffic-sign recognition and lane-departure warning systems.

The options list also includes a wireless implementation of Apple CarPlay.

BMW has launched a new version of its coupe-inspired X4 SUV. Drop the 40/20/40-split rear seats, and you have up to 1,430 litres at your disposal, some 30 more than in the current vehicle, but nearly 200 less than the X3.

The M Sport model comes with M-specific sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and an anthracite-coloured Individual headliner, trim elements in textured aluminium and accent strips in pearl-effect chrome.

BMW has released all the details along with the images for the second generation X4 and X4 M. The new 2018 BMW X4 and X4 M have their focus turned towards even more sportiness and a more expressive design. X4 buyers with feet made of lead will likely be interested in the M40i model which boasts 355-horsepower out of a similarly turbocharged straight-six. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are also part of the M40i package, and the more powerful engine results in a quicker 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds.

Standard safety equipment has also expanded to now include forward autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and speed limit information.

The X4 will have sportier riding dynamics because of wider tracks, a lower center of gravity and updated suspension, BMW said.

The new X4 will hit USA showrooms on 15 February and will have a starting price of $50,450 for the xDrive30i and for the M40i the customers will need to spend extra $10,000.


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