We can’t wait for the new BMW X4 to arrive in our Elms showrooms. The date for your diary is Saturday July 12th, when BMW’s latest X car will be on display and ready to test drive.
The X4 combines the elegance of a coupé with the visual impact of an SUV. BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupé, and there’s nothing else quite like it of similar size and price.
It’s a BMW through and through, so the X4 performs where it counts – out on the road. There’s a choice of three diesel engines, with power outputs from 190hp to 313hp.
The 190hp X4 xDrive 20d SE hits 62mph in just 8.0 seconds, but returns 52.3mpg on the combined cycle (54.3mpg with an automatic gearbox). Carbon dioxide emissions of just 143g/km (138g/km for the auto) keep car tax bills low and also make this X4 a tax-efficient choice for company car drivers. It’s priced from £36,590.
The X4 xDrive 30d xLine packs considerable extra punch. With 258hp it reaches 62mph in 5.8 seconds but still returns 47.9mpg on the combined cycle. It emits 156g/km of carbon dioxide. This version is priced from £44,890.
For even greater performance, look no further than the range-topping X4 xDrive 35d M Sport. With 313hp it sprints from 0-62mph in just 5.2 seconds. Economy and emissions figures all but match the less powerful xDrive 3od, returning 47.1mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 157g/km of carbon dioxide. The xDrive 35d costs £48,990.
Under the skin the X4 is based on the X3 SUV, but BMW has developed the suspension and electronic driver aids to deliver dynamic handling that surpasses even the X3’s high standards. BMW’s intelligent xDrive four-wheel-drive system splits power between the rear wheels continuously as required to deliver the best possible traction, turn-in and directional stability. Working alongside the standard Variable Sport Steering, these systems combine to make the X4 a pleasure to drive with exceptional stability and safety in all weathers.
As you’d expect of a new BMW, the X4 is packed with the latest connectivity and infotainment technology. The optional BMW ConnectedDrive service allows owners to access smartphone applications such as AUPEO! or Deezer as well as innovative mobility services via the built-in SIM card. Remote Services and Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) can be used from the comfort of the car, while Online Entertainment provides direct access to music services such as rara or Napster with their millions of music tracks and audiobooks.
As well as keeping the driver entertained on the move, the X4’s high-tech systems benefit safety: in the event of an accident, the intelligent e-Call function is triggered automatically or can be used manually to alert the authorities. As soon as the crash sensors report an airbag deployment, the system sends the X4’s location and all key information to the BMW Call Centre via the built-in SIM card, speeding the arrival of the emergency services.