BMW India announced the launch of the much awaited X4 SUV today. As the name suggests, X4 is positioned between the X3 and X5. It is technically a sportier version of the X3, just the way the X6 is a sporty avatar of the X5. The new X4 has also grown in dimensions when compared to the previous generation. It happens to be 37mm wider, 81mm longer and has a 54mm longer wheelbase and has still managed to shed 50kg compared to the first-generation model.
As far as looks are concerned, the X4 looks similar to the X3 from the front however the roofline becomes distinctive from the start of the B-pillar. Interiors too are shared with the X3 and that means there are a host of creature comfort features on offer.
Features on offer include adaptive LED headlights, BMW Display Key with LCD colour display and touch control panel, Ambient light with 6 pre-defined selectable light designs, Automatic operation of tailgate, Panorama sunroof, 3 zone auto AC with display, BMW Gesture Control, Multifunction 31.2 cm (12.3’’) instrument display, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System (600 W, 16 loudspeakers), Wireless Charging, BMW Head-Up Display, Rear-View Camera, 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, 19 inch machine cut alloys, etc.
Dr. Hans-Christian Baertels, President (act.), BMW Group India said, “BMW established the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) category and the latest addition to this hugely successful family is the all-new BMW X4 belonging to the Sports Activity Coupe? segment. Its distinctive vehicle concept, which fuses the hallmark features of a BMW X model with the sporting elegance of a coupe?, will be proven an instant hit in this class and will become a trend-setter. The all-new BMW X4 underscores its individual character with superior driving dynamics, standout exterior design accentuating the car’s sporting instincts, a refined premium ambience in the interior and leading-edge technologies.”
Prices and variants
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport X (Diesel) – Rs 60.6 lakhs
BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport X (Diesel) – Rs 65.9 lakhs
BMW X4 xDrive30i M Sport X (Petrol) – Rs 63.5 lakhs
All prices are ex-showroom.
Globally, the X4 is offered in multiple four and six cylinder engine options. In India, it is offered with one petrol and two diesel engine options. Petrol engine is a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder generating 252 hp and 350 Nm torque. Diesel engine on board the xDrive20d is a 2 liter 4 cylinder mill generating 190hp and 400 Nm while on board the xDrive30d, there is a more powerful 3 liter 6 cylinder mill generating 265 hp and 620 Nm.
All engine options are mated with a 8 speed automatic transmission which delivers power to all wheels via xDrive tech. The petrol option delivers 0-100 kmph in 6.3 seconds, entry diesel does the same in 8 seconds, while the top diesel variant does it in 6 seconds. The BMW X4 will competes with Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the Range Rover Evoque.