BMW X4 Arrives Bigger Yet Lighter And Sleeker Than Before

2018 BMW X4

2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension

There are two more powerful options on offer, both using a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine. Unique silver body styling parts, aluminium accents and specific 19-inch alloy wheels set the xLine model apart, while the new M Sport X trim brings a sportier off-road feel with grey accents and unique air intakes and body styling, including its own set of 19-inch alloys. The entry-level 20d will be the most-efficient powertrain, with the 190PS four-cylinder unit returning an official 52.3mpg and 142g/km of CO2.

BMW has taken wraps off its reworked X4 SUV, a auto that essentially offers a medium-sized version of the company's popular X6.

The new X4 is going to be a model for the true BMW fans - the easiest differences to spot are up front related to the new grille size, which has been dramatically enlarged and, in the back, related to the new lighting clusters. All feature xDrive all-wheel drive and all come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The 355bhp petrol-engined M40i gets to 62mph in 4.8 seconds and has claimed fuel economy of around 31mpg, while the equivalent figures on the diesel M40d are 322bhp, 4.9 seconds and 44.1mpg.

The X4 seats three in the rear with full-size seats, with a claimed 27mm extra legroom over the previous model.

Digital services on offer through BMW ConnectedDrive include compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones, and Amazon Alexa personal assistants. 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.

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BMW has revealed the 2018 model of its "Sports Activity Coupe" or say SUV-coupe, the X4, with a host of significant updates. That means prices starting just below the £40,000 mark and climbing to £50,000 and above for sportier M models. LED lights come as standard on all models.

Inside the 2019 BMW X4 gets a standard 10.25-inch infotainment system and it comes with the latest driver assistance systems, like Driving Assistant Plus including Steering and lane control assistant plus Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection. The BMW plant in the U.S. state of SC is the "Home of BMW x models" for the BMW X models within the BMW Group's global production network.

Like the latest X3, the new X4 gets the latest iDrive system, which centres on a free-standing 6.5-inch display on top of the dashboard. The 2018 BMW X4 is also longer and wider than before in a bid to boost practicality.

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BMW is promising better comfort and luxury, compared to the old X4, with acoustic glass to reduce road noise and leather trim fitted as standard.

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