BMW X4 - price, specs and release date

2018 BMW X4

2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension

It's more generously equipped than the last model, too. The BMW X4 also stands a bit lower by a tenth of an inch to come in at 63.8 inches. The coupé-like SUV shares a lot in terms of powertrain, chassis and equipment with the X3 SUV. In the U.S., the new X4 is available in two flavors.

After launching in the X2 for the first time, BMW's M Sport X trim now comes to the X4 which includes grey claddings around the vehicle and coloured stitching for the interior trim.

It's also got it where it counts, with the Performance Model rocking an inline six-cylinder engine. There is no word on if and when the petrol models will arrive.

But the core-selling model for the X4 is expected to be the 20d armed with 190hp 2.0-litre diesel-turbo, eight-speed automatic and xDrive four-wheel drive. The iDrive system can be accessed through the standard 6.5ins touchscreen.

In its second iteration, the "sports activity coupe" has grown by over three inches in length and an inch and a half in width, riding on a 2-inch longer wheelbase. BMW claims weight distribution is 50/50, front-to-rear. (Yes, Apple CarPlay will probably cost more in the X4.) Available tech includes a wide head-up display and active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitors. Paddle shifters are standard for higher-spec trims.

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Like in today's X3 (which has just been launched in Thailand recently in third-gen form), the X4 get a bigger body for more passenger and cargo room. The boot has a capacity of 525 litres and the load space can be expanded to a maximum of 1,430 litres by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40:20:40 split.

This is the second generation of the X4 - a rival for the Mercedes GLC Coupe and Jaguar F-Pace - and, like its predecessor, it's based on the X3, but trades some of that car's practicality for coupe-like styling and a sharper drive. An M Sport suspension is standard for both models.

While the X4 is primarily a road-going model, the German brand says it could handle mild off-roading scenarios, thanks to a ground clearance of 204mm and a fording depth of 500mm, together with break-over, approach and departure angles of 19.4 degrees, 25.7 degrees and 22.6 degrees, respectively. For the ultimate in personalisation, items from the BMW Individual range are also available, including metallic paints and wheels up to 21 inches in diameter.

BMW has revealed the new, 2018 X4 SUV, giving it a facelifted design, added technology, and introducing a new M40d badge with a powerful diesel engine for the first time.

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