The all-new BMW X4. The eye-catching athlete.

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Fabian Kirchbauer PhotographyFabian Kirchbauer Photography

 

 

BMW Asia and Performance Motors today launched the all-new BMW X4 xDrive30i and the all-new BMW X4 M40i, a car that underscores its individual character with significantly enhanced driving dynamics, standout exterior design  accentuating the car’s sporting instincts, a further refined premium ambience in the interior, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and leading-edge connectivity technologies.

 

 

Dynamically stretched proportions, powerful styling.

 

An exterior length to 4,752 millimetres, wheelbase of 2,864 millimetres, a width of 1,918 millimetres and a height of 1,621 millimetres lend the all-new BMW X4 dynamically stretched proportions. Short overhangs and powerfully formed, subtly hexagonal wheel arches emphasise the perfectly balanced 50:50 distribution of weight between the front and rear axle.

 

 

 

In the centre of the striking front end stands a large BMW kidney grille in three-dimensional look. Twin headlight units with dynamic contours and horizontal foglamps integrated into the outer air intakes form a new interpretation of the familiar six-eyed face espoused by BMW X models. All of the light functions feature LED technology as standard.

 

 

The precise shoulderline – 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. This creates clearly defined haunches, which are additionally emphasised 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. The window graphic also underlines the dynamic proportions of the all- new BMW X4, thanks to a smoothly rising sill line and an elongated take on the Hofmeister kink “counter-swing” at the base of the C-pillars.

 

 

Clearly structured surfaces and horizontal lines shape the car’s tail. The LED rear lights, with their three-dimensional shaping, are slim in design and positioned at the extreme edges of the rear.

 

Together with the twin exhaust tailpipes (shared by all engine variants), they magnify the width of the rear end.

 

 

xLine, M Sport X and M Sport model variants with their own individual character.

 

Three 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 robust nature of the Sports Activity Coupe is clearly expressed by the xLine variant, which combines bespoke front and rear underguard elements and side skirts in Glacier Silver metallic with side window surrounds and further styling accents in a satin Aluminium finish. 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 element. The M Sport model has an undeniably dynamic look, clearly stating its eagerness to deliver intense sportiness on the open road with its aerodynamically optimised front/rear aprons and side skirts, and accents in High-gloss Black.

 

 

The all-new BMW 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 Sun Stone metallic and 21-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels.

 

 

Awaiting the driver and passengers inside the all-new BMW X4 is a cabin with a modern, premium feel, whose strikingly dynamic styling also exudes an air of high-class elegance. All the controls are clearly arranged and set within trim finishers featuring a distinctly pared-down design. The low instrument panel and the slightly raised seating position typical of BMW X models afford drivers a superb view of what’s happening on the road ahead. The driver-focused layout of the cockpit 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. Knee pads on the sides of the centre console add an extra touch of sportiness.

 

 

Top-class materials, precise build quality and a host of meticulously crafted details set the tone for the modern and individual premium character of the all-new BMW X4. 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 front and rear doors are eye-catching details. The power window buttons, the Start/Stop button, the multifunction buttons on the sports steering wheel and the controls on the centre console can also be embellished with electroplated detailing as an option. The ambient lighting, adding extra light sources around the centre console and instrument panel, in the door panelling and in the footwells, enhances the sense of wellbeing in the interior of the all- new BMW X4. The lighting mood can be adjusted as the driver pleases thanks to a choice of six colours. Large stowage trays, roomy door pockets, cupholders and various storage compartments are all testimony to the functional qualities of the all-new BMW X4.

 

 

Effective differentiation in the interior, too.

 

The specification of each of the xLine, M Sport X and M Sport model variants includes exclusive design features which set the interior of the all-new BMW X4 apart. Standard sports seats with leather covers and interior trim strips in High-gloss Black with accent strips in Pearl-effect Chrome give the cabin of the xLine model an air of puristic elegance. The audio and air conditioning control panels sport a Pearl-effect Chrome surround and High-gloss Black highlights. In the M Sport X variant, features such as an M leather steering wheel, sports seats in an M-specific design, a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite, and exclusive interior trim strips in Aluminium Rhombicle Dark with Pearl-effect Chrome accent strips bring the car’s versatile sportiness to the fore. The M Sport model also comes with M-specific sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner, complemented by interior trim strips in Aluminium Rhombicle with accent strips in Pearl-effect Chrome.

 

 

The instrument panel and door shoulders in the all-new BMW X4 can be optionally trimmed in Sensatec. There is also the new Vernasca leather upholstery come standard, which is exclusively for the all-new BMW X4 in the colour Tacora Red, as well as in Black for the M Sport X and M Sport models with a choice of blue or red contrast stitching. The BMW Individual portfolio additionally offers a number of model-specific options to choose from for the interior of the all-new BMW X4. These highly exclusive appointments include BMW Individual extended Merino leather upholstery (in the colour combinations Ivory White/Black, Fiona Red/Black and Tartufo/Black), BMW Individual interior trim strips in Piano Finish Black and door sill strips with BMW Individual lettering.

 

 

Topquality options for made-to-measure comfort and functionality.

 

A far wider choice of extras which come as standard compared to the outgoing model offers greater scope still for customers to increase both the comfort and functionality of the all-new BMW X4 as they please. The range includes standard electrically adjustable seats, active seat ventilation and three-zone automatic climate control with separately adjustable temperature control in the rear which come as standard. A panoramic glass roof with much larger dimensions than the predecessor’s is also to be found on the options  list. The two-section glass surface with an overall length of 924 millimetres and a width of 890 millimetres allows the amount of light in the interior and the supply of fresh air to be varied as required and adds to the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. The sun blind is electrically operated, as is the front section of the glass roof. The standard acoustic glass for the windscreen reduces noise levels while driving; the front windows can be specified with this type of glass as an option.

 

 

Another new option is the BMW Display Key. Fuel level, remaining range and service information are all shown on its 2.2-inch touch display, while the key can also be used to lock the doors and close the power windows.

 

 

Three full-size seats are fitted in the rear compartment of the all-new BMW X4, providing the passengers there with an additional 27 millimetres of legroom over the predecessor model. The boot has a capacity of 525 litres and the load space can be expanded to a maximum of 1,430 litres as required by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40:20:40 split. For added ease, the backrest sections can be released remotely from the boot, while the optional cargo function allows their angle to be individually adjusted, too. Finally, there is also the standard Storage package comprising features such as additional hinged compartments, USB ports and 12V sockets, as well as multifunctional hooks and lashing rails in the boot.

 

 

The all-new BMW X4 will be launched with a choice of latest-generation power units comprising two petrol each with four cylinders and 2.0-litre displacement. Their advanced BMW TwinPower Turbo technology promises dynamic power delivery accompanied by remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions. 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 model, BMW X4 xDrive30i, leave the factory 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 model also add a SPORT+ mode.

 

The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the petrol engines comprises a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double- VANOS variable camshaft control. The system of emission control for the petrol engines includes a gasoline particulate filter that cuts down particulate emissions.

 

 

Reduced weight, enhanced aerodynamic properties.

 

An intelligent material mix has made it possible to bring about a substantial weight saving, not just in the chassis design but also in the body’s construction and numerous other components besides. BMW EfficientLightweight measures include a further increase in the proportion of aluminium as well as high-strength and ultra-high-strength grades of steel. This has made the body structure more solid than ever, serving up benefits for both vehicle agility and occupant protection. At the same time, the all-new BMW X4 weighs up to 50 kilograms less than its predecessor (allowing for equipment variations and depending on the engine variant).

 

 

Another factor in the superior dynamism and efficiency of the all-new BMW X4 is a reduction in aerodynamic drag of around 10 per cent. This advance has been achieved by streamlining the body at the same time as incorporating a raft of additional measures, including active air flap control, the Air Curtains in the front apron and additional underbody cladding. The all-new BMW X4 sets a new benchmark in its segment with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.30.

 

 

BMW xDrive: precise distribution of power with optimised efficiency.

 

The versatile sportiness of the all-new BMW X4 is down in no small part to the presence (as standard) of the BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The latest version of the system adds less weight, while its internal efficiency has been increased. Plus, the wonderfully precise electronic control of the intelligent all-wheel drive also splits drive power to the sporting effect for which the brand is renowned; the rear-biased set-up produces a highly rewarding driving experience, especially when powering through corners.

 

 

Besides offering superior handling stability, BMW xDrive also enhances traction over loose terrain, endowing the all-new BMW X4 with tremendous off-road expertise. With a ground clearance of 204 millimetres, a fording depth of 500 millimetres, breakover angle of 19.4° and angles of approach and departure of 25.7° and 22.6° respectively, the Sports Activity Coupe takes everything in its stride, from crests and bumps in the road to gravel tracks, deep snow and steep slopes when leaving the asphalt behind.

 

 

 

Firstclass chassis technology with bespoke set-up.

 

The all-new BMW X4 boasts 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. The design principle of a double-joint spring strut axle at the front and five-link rear axle forms the ideal basis for a harmonious blend of dynamism and comfort. Fitting aluminium swivel bearings, lightweight tubular anti-roll bars and new wheel location components at the front axle has brought about a considerable reduction in unsprung masses. Standard specification for the all-new BMW X4 includes not only M Sport suspension but also variable sport steering. Specially tuned to deliver extra-dynamic handling qualities, this version of the Electric Power Steering system ensures slick precision through keenly taken corners and supreme straight-line stability. The speed-sensitive Servotronic power assistance, meanwhile, makes light work of manoeuvring.

 

 

The  car’s impressively sporty  and  sure-footed  handling characteristics are further helped by the powerful lightweight braking system and the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, whose wealth of features includes the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Start-Off Assistant and Hill Descent Control (HDC). The Performance Control function also included as standard gives the all-new BMW X4 even sharper handling by varying the distribution of drive torque to the rear wheels according to the situation at hand. 19-inch light-alloy wheels also form part of standard specification for the xLine, 20-inch light-alloy wheels for the Sport Line and

21 inch light-alloy wheels for the M Sport.

 

 

 

For a customised form of dynamism: M Sport brakes, Adaptive Suspension.

 

The standard M Sport brakes for the M Sport, allow drivers to enjoy exceptionally dynamic handling with phenomenal stopping power. The system comprises extra-large brake discs and blue-painted callipers. The various suspension systems that are optionally available include Adaptive Suspension, featuring electronically controlled dampers whose responses adjust to the nature of the road and driving style. Drivers can choose between a sportier or more comfortable basic setting by activating the relevant performance maps using the Driving Experience Control switch.

 

 

The model line-up is spearheaded by a dynamic duo that gives the athletic and emotionally compelling character of the all-new BMW X4 an extra edge. The new edition of the Sports Activity Coupe now offers the choice of two BMW M Performance models for the first time, whose exclusive, standalone status is rooted not just in their mighty six-cylinder in-line engines, but also in chassis technology that has been precisely tuned to handle the high drive power, and model-specific design and equipment features both inside and out. A six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the all-new BMW X4 M40i provide the underpinnings for an exhilarating form of driving pleasure.

 

 

BMW X4 M40i: classic M-style power delivery from six cylinders.

 

The engine under the bonnet of the BMW M Performance Automobiles stand out with their instantaneous response and tireless power delivery. With its trademark free-revving performance, maximum output of 360 hp and peak torque of 500 Nm, the power unit in the all-new BMW X4 M40i enables it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

 

 

 

M sports exhaust system produces unmistakable sound, M Sport differential serves up wonderfully dynamic cornering.

The sensational power delivery of the six-cylinder in-line engines is accompanied by a soundtrack to match. The flap-controlled M sports exhaust system on the BMW M Performance models doesn’t  just make a great impression acoustically, though – its trapezoidal tailpipes in black chrome form a stunning visual highlight.

 

 

Power is relayed to the wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission including Launch Control function as standard. The sporty nature of the two BMW M Performance models is further helped by the rear-biased set-up of the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive and the Performance Control function. The M Sport differential (also standard) generates a precise locking effect at the rear wheels, priming the car perfectly to power out of corners with dynamic élan.

 

 

Individual chassis engineering includes M Sport brakes and 20-inch light-alloy wheels; Adaptive M suspension as standard.

The  BMW  X4 M40i  come  equipped as standard with  variable sport  steering and M  Sport suspension with firmer spring and damper tuning. Their M Sport brakes are specially designed with an extra-large master cylinder to help optimise braking feel. There is also the standard Adaptive M suspension, which is exclusively available for the  BMW  M  Performance models and further broadens the range of adjustment between sporty handling and well-balanced ride comfort.

 

20-inch light-alloy wheels shod with mixed-size tyres form part of the BMW M Performance models’ standard specification. Sporting an M twin-spoke design in bi-colour Orbit Grey polished finish, they add a striking visual touch. The standard list includes 21-inch light-alloy wheels that are available exclusively for the all-new BMW X4 M40i.

 

 

Aerodynamically  refined exterior, a cockpit oozing M appeal.

 

Aerodynamically optimised body elements combine with model-specific exterior design features to add to the sporty and exclusive looks of the BMW M Performance duo. The Cerium Grey finish for the exterior mirror caps and front air intake trim inserts is just one example.

 

 

A Sensatec covering for the instrument panel and door shoulders, sports seats, model badging for the door sill strips, instrument panel and instrument display, plus further details such as the M leather steering wheel, M pedals and  M driver’s footrest,  all help to inject the cabin with unmistakable M flair.

 

 

Controls and driver assistance systems.

 

The latest version of the iDrive operating system fitted in the all-new BMW X4 is designed to offer even more flexible and ergonomic control of vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. The standard high-resolution display that comes with the Navigation system Professional measures 10.25 inches in size and includes touchscreen functionality. The intuitive touch control is further facilitated by a tile-style menu layout with live content.

 

 

The voice control system has also undergone further improvement and can now follow freely formulated instructions. There is also the option of using BMW gesture control in the all-new BMW X4, 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, whose projection area has been expanded by 70 per cent. This system reflects driving-related information onto the windscreen in full colour and with a resolution of 400  x 800  pixels, so that it appears directly in the driver’s field of vision. The standard available multifunctional instrument display, meanwhile, visualises the driving- related cockpit information in a style that reflects the selected driving mode.

 

 

Cutting-edge assistance systems enhance comfort and safety. The range of sophisticated comfort- and safety-enhancing driver assistance systems has been extended once again. The all-new BMW

 

X4 is equipped as standard with Cruise Control with braking function as well as the optional Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation. The optional Active Cruise Control with Stop

& Go function is capable of braking the vehicle to a halt then sending it back on its way again automatically. Additional optional extras include the Speed Limit Info traffic sign recognition system including No Passing Info display, and the Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems.

 

 

The optional Driving Assistant Plus safety package – unmatched by any rival – offers drivers of the all-new BMW X4 even more extensive assistance. Its features include the Steering and lane control assistant operational at speeds between 0 and 210 km/h, the Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, and the Crossing traffic warning and Crossroads warning systems.

 

 

Another new feature, Parking Assistant Plus, helps drivers to select and manoeuvre into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. This system also comprises the 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.

 

 

The state-of-the-art, premium character of the all-new BMW X4 also shines through clearly in the wealth of digital services on offer under the BMW ConnectedDrive umbrella. Intelligent connectivity between car, driver and the outside world increases the level of both driving pleasure and comfort, expands the infotainment offering and assists with personal mobility planning. BMW Connected interfaces the vehicle with the touchpoints.  These touchpoints include the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, smartphones and smartwatches running the Android operating system.  The personal mobility assistant can therefore be incorporated seamlessly into today’s digital lifestyles. For example, BMW Connected enables route planning to be carried out on any touchpoint – based on calendar entries, while taking real-time traffic information into account and making allowance for a refuelling stop if necessary – and then transferred 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 digital touchpoints or lock the vehicle via Remote Services.

 

 

The additional 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 (Navigate Door-to-Door).

 

 

Connectivity enhances safety, comfort and infotainment.

 

The standard built-in SIM card also allows drivers to use both Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic location and accident severity detection, and the BMW Teleservices. A push of a button is all it takes to obtain professional support from the BMW Roadside Assistance team, who put the customer in touch with a BMW Service Partner if necessary.

 

 

The standard ConnectedDrive services provide the basis for accessing features such as Real Time Traffic Information and the Concierge Services. They are also required for using the wireless Apple CarPlay preparation.

 

 

The all-new BMW X4 xDrive30i and the all-new BMW X4 M40i are now available for viewing at the

 

Performance Motors showroom. Additional information enclosed:

  1. 1. The all-new BMW X4 pri

 

  1. 2. The all new BMW X4 specifications.

 

  1. 1. The all-new BMW X4 price.

 

 

 

Model VES Band Retail price (at press time)
 

The all-new BMW X4 xDrive30i M Sport X

 

C1

 

$266,888

 

The all-new BMW X4 M40i

 

C2

 

$319,888

 

 

  1. 2. The all-new BMW X4 specifications.

 

BMW X4 xDrive30i M Sport X

Four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

Capacity: 1,998 cc.

Output: 252 hp at 5200 – 6500 rpm. Torque: 350 Nm at 1450 – 4800 rpm. Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h): 6.3 seconds. Top speed: 240 km/h.

Combined fuel consumption: 7.8/100 km.

 

BMW X4 M40i

Six-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, M Performance TwinPower

Turbo technology. Capacity: 2,998 cc.

Output: 360 hp at 5500 – 6500 rpm. Torque: 500 Nm at 1520 – 4800rpm. Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h): 4.8 seconds.

Top speed: 250 km/h.

Combined fuel consumption: 9.2/100 km.

 

 

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