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THE ALL-NEW BMW X4 AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Date: 29 Jul 2019 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Julian Lurie edited by Liam Mothilall
Source: Julian Lurie
According to a press pack received a while ago, the all-new BMW X4 has significantly enhanced driving dynamics, all new exterior design, and a further refined premium ambience in the interior, driver assistance systems and leading-edge connectivity technologies. Added to which, the dynamic and extravagant aura of the Sports Activity Coupe is further highlighted by the addition of two BMW M Performance models to the line-up.

The exterior design of the all-new BMW X4 is a case study in muscular dynamics and commanding presence. and assumes the role of eye-catching athlete in the BMW X model family. An increase of 81 millimeters in exterior length to 4,752 millimeters, 54 millimeters added to the wheelbase (now 2,864 millimeters) and an extra 37 millimeters of width (1,918 millimeters) lend the all-new BMW X4 dynamically stretched proportions. In the center of the striking front end stands a large BMW kidney grille in three-dimensional look. Twin LED headlights with dynamic contours as well as horizontal fog lamps form a new interpretation of the familiar six-eyed face espoused by BMW X models.

The shoulder line, which takes in the door openers en-route to the rear lights, and the character line between the wheel arches break up the surfaces of the car’s flanks, creating clearly defined haunches, which are additionally emphasized by the drawn-in glasshouse at the rear. The coupe-style roofline slides into the rear window with an elegant flourish before dipping down more steeply to the rear. Horizontal lines, the LED rear lights that project out from the car’s body with their three-dimensional shaping, and the twin exhaust tailpipes magnify the width of the rear end. Standalone design features and model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels are part of the specification for the 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 has a modern, premium feel combined with eye-catching dynamism. The driver-focused layout of the cockpit, low instrument panel and slightly raised seating position all help to create a supremely assured driving experience. The surfaces of the instrument panel and door paneling merge smoothly into one another, while the X logos embossed into the electroplated surfaces of the doors provide striking details. With regards to oddments; the BMW X4 has large stowage trays, roomy door pockets, cupholders and various storage compartments. There are three full-size seats in the rear offering more legroom than before. Loadspace 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.

The new BMW X4 is available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine and 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 (fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 9.0 l / 100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 210 g/km) * musters up maximum output of 265 kW. The BMW X4 M40d (fuel consumption combined: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 173 – 170 g/km) * is powered by a 240 kW straight-six diesel unit. The all new BMW X4 xDrive20d draws its drive power from a four-cylinder diesel engine to generate 140 kW (fuel consumption combined: 5.6 – 5.4 l / 100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 148 g/km) * and 135 kW in the BMW X4 xDrive20i (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l / 100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 178 g/km) *. 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.

The all-new BMW X4 has a marked increase in agility combined with a high degree of ride comfort, courtesy of chassis technology that has been systematically refined and honed for the specific requirements of the Sports Activity Coupe and a center of gravity lower than that of the BMW X3. 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.

The new model is up to 50 kilograms lighter than its predecessor while the aerodynamic properties of the Sports Activity Coupe have also been enhanced, and as result 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 includes a freestanding Control Display that is optionally available in a 10.25-inch version with touchscreen functionality. The voice control system has been further improved and can now follow freely formulated instructions. BMW gesture control, the multifunctional instrument display and the latest generation of the Head-Up Display are also available as options.

Comfort and safety systems include; Driving Assist Plus safety package, the new-generation Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the Steering and lane control assist, and the Lane Keep Assist with active side collision protection. The new Parking Assist 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 an option is the telephony with wireless charging for compatible smartphones. Additionally, the standard ConnectedDrive Services provide the basis for accessing features such as Real Time Traffic Information and 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.

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.

The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany. The range shown, considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres and the selected items of optional equipment, and may change during the configuration process.

Specs for the all-new BMW X4 model variants at launch are listed below.
BMW X4 xDrive20i:
Four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,998cc, output: 135 kW at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm
Max. torque: 290 Nm at 1,350 – 4,250 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.3 seconds.
Top speed: 215 km/h.
Fuel consumption, combined*: 7.8 – 7.1 l/100 km.
CO2 emissions, combined*: 178 g/km.

BMW X4 M40i:
Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,998cc, output: 265 kW at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm.
Max. torque: 500 Nm at 1,520 – 4,800 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 4.8 seconds.
Top speed: 250 km/h.
Fuel consumption, combined*: 9.2 l/100 km.
CO2 emissions, combined*: 210 g/km.

BMW X4 xDrive20d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,995cc, output: 140 kW at 4,000 rpm.
Max. torque: 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.0 seconds.
Top speed: 213 km/h.
Fuel consumption, combined*: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km.
CO2 emissions, combined*: 148 – 142 g/km.

BMW X4 M40d
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 240 kW at 4,400 rpm.
Max. torque: 680 Nm at 1,750 – 2,750 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 4.9 seconds.
Top speed: 250 km/h.
Fuel consumption, combined*: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km.
CO2 emissions, combined*: 173 – 170 g/km.