The second generation BMW X4 SUV is revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018. The second generation model continues to retain its coupe-themed design while sharing its underpinnings (platform) with the new generation BMW X3 that was recently launched in India. The X4 is positioned below the X6, the vehicle that invented the coupe-SUV category, and manages to make overall design more intact than its outgoing model.
From front it’s similar to it’s sibling X3 but things dramatically changes at the rear with the coupe roofline. The overall styling of the car is more elegant and it has that sexy signature grille along with LED headlights. The overall size of the car is increased and the coupe crossover SUV is now 81 mm longer, 37 mm wider and 3 mm shorter than the previous generation version. The wheelbase has increased too by 54mm, offering more room for the rear passengers but rear passengers will struggle in headroom department.
In terms of interiors, the second generation BMW X4 borrows heavily from the new generation X3. Major upgrades over the older version include a new 6.5-inch display for the infotainment system -standard across all variants or the optional 10.3-inch unit. The steering wheel on the car is shared with the new X3, 5 Series and 7 Series. You also get voice and gesture control, and paddle shifters on higher spec trims. BMW also offers a new Ambient Air package which adds an ionizer as well as a fragrance diffuser, along with trip-zone climate control and ventilated front seats.
Under the bonnet, the 2019 BMW X4 will be available in a range of options including the 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol in different states of tune; while there is a 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel available as well. X4 will also offer 3.0-litre straight six petrol and diesel engines on the top trims. Transmission duties will be controlled by an 8-speed unit on all variants, while xDrive AWD will be offered on selected models. The coupe-SUV is offered with 19-inch or 20-inch wheel sizes.BMW has made the M Sport suspension and speed-sensitive electromechanical Servotronic steering too and it’ll be offered on all variants of the X4.
Sales for the new BMW X4 will commence at the end of this year across several developed markets globally, and India too is expected to get the coupe-SUV during the second half of 2018.