Recently, BMW revealed the X4 ahead of its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The first generation of the car was launched back in 2014 but sadly-never made it to India, but now the second-gen of the X4 will make its way to India in 2019. BMW also confirmed that the X4 will make its way into the Indian market next year.
Borrowing cues from the new-gen X3, the new(2018) BMW X4 continues to retain the distinctive coupe-like roofline. While this new is matured in terms of design. The new BMW X4 gets major upgrades over the outgoing car-which also includes the all-new CLAR platform from BMW. The new platform was introduced with the 7 Series and is now seen on most new BMW models and has resulted in weight savings of approximately 50 kgs. The new X4 is 81 mm longer and 37 mm wider than its predecessor, the wheelbase stands longer too by 54 mm, and now stands at 2864 mm. BMW promises 27mm of extra legroom at the rear. The boot capacity has also increased by 25 litres to 525 litres.
Talking about the interiors, the cabin- it’s new and we’ll see a new 6.5-inch display that comes as standard for the infotainment system but there’ll be an optional 10.3-inch unit on offer. The steering wheel is new too and is shared with the new X3, 5 Series and 7 Series. BMW also offers voice and gesture control, as well as paddle shifts on the higher spec trims.
In International Market, the BMW X4 comes with a 2.0-litre petrol producing 181 bhp and 248 bhp, while there is also be a 2.0-litre diesel with 187 bhp and 228 bhp. A more powerful 3.0-litre petrol version with 355 bhp, and a 3.0-litre in-line-six diesel is also available with 321 bhp. Transmission duties are handled by the 8-speed automatic for all engines, while BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system is also on offer.
The BMW X4 does not have any direct rivals in India yet but, it will compete against the likes of Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC in the segment. The company will price it competitively. The X4 will also have positive chances to be produced locally.
In India, we see strong possibilities for the 2.0-litre diesel engine. But it’s BMW X4, and that too of second-gen. This car is gonna be amazing. We’re eagerly waiting for this car. Are you? Do let us know in the comments section below.