BMW Australia has today announced the pricing and specifications of the BMW X4. Dubbed the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC), the X4 will slot in under the larger X6 in BMW’s expanding line up. The X4, like the X6 before it, will be the first in the newly created segment and will arrive in local showrooms in July.
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“The X4 will follow in the footsteps of the X6 which has enjoyed unprecedented success worldwide by fulfilling the requirements of customers who desire premium motoring with a point of difference – a sporty, coupé styled SAV,” he said.
“And following BMW’s corporate direction, the X4 is packed with features and specifications, ensuring the vehicle offers outstanding customer value in addition to its extroverted styling and dynamic performance,” said Phil Horton, Managing Director of BMW Group Australia.
Based on the BMW X3 platform, the X4 will launch with four engines – two petrol and two diesel – all featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, and mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission – sports automatic in the case of the X4 xDrive30d and X4 xDrive35i.
BMW X4 xDrive20i:
- 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine
- 135 kW, 270 Nm
- 0–100 km/h in 8.1 sec
- 7.2 l/100 km
- CO2: 168 g/km
BMW X4 xDrive20d:
- 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine
- 140 kW, 400 Nm
- 0–100 km/h in 8.0 sec
- 5.2 l/100 km
- CO2: 138 g/km
BMW X4 xDrive30d:
- 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine,
- 190 kW, 560 Nm
- 0–100 km/h in 5.8 sec,
- 5.9 l/100 km,
- CO2: 156 g/km.
BMW X4 xDrive35i:
- 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine,
- 225 kW,400 Nm
- 0–100 km/h in 5.5 sec
- 8.3 l/100 km
- CO2: 193 g/km
The entry level X4 xDrive20i and X4 xDrive20d are priced at $69,900 and $73,400, and offer generous levels of standard equipment, including a host of extra features (said to be valued at more than $9,000) over their equivalent X3 models.
Standard features that highlight the dynamic credentials of the BMW X4 include Performance Control and variable sports steering, both of which combine to enable a higher level of dynamic cornering and handling with maximum grip, directional stability and a high degree of steering precision as well as comfort when parking.
Other standard features include 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels, xLine exterior and interior design scheme, two zone air-conditioning including rear air vents, leather upholstered sports seats with lumbar support and electric adjustment for the front seats and memory function for the driver, sport leather steering wheel with gear shift paddles, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime lights, LED fog lights, Lights package including exterior door handle lighting, USB, Bluetooth with audio streaming, Voice Control and pairing of multiple phones, Navigation Professional with large 8.8-inch screen and 20GB hard drive for audio files, Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Cruise Control with braking function, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera and automatic tailgate.
The value story is similar with other variants in the X4 range.
The X4 xDrive30d, at $83,900 also adds Surround View with 360 degree visibility with help from cameras in the exterior mirrors, a wide-angle camera in front and the Rear View camera, exterior rear view mirrors with anti-dazzle and fold-in function, dual round exhaust pipes, 9-speaker 7-channel HiFi loudspeaker system and Dynamic Damper Control which can adjust the damper characteristics to suit the driving conditions and road quality and customer preferred settings.
Claiming its position at the top of the range at $87,900 is the X4 xDrive35i and as one would expect from the premier model of a Sports Activity Coupe it comes resplendent with features befitting its position and dynamic nature.
Enhancing the sporty character of this top model is the standard M Sport package which – for this model – includes 20 – inch M double spoke alloy wheels standard, sport suspension settings for the standard Dynamic damper control, M aerodynamics package, anthracite roofliner, M designated door entry sills and leather M steering wheel as well as high-gloss shadowline exterior trims and aluminium interior trim. Further boosting the value of the X4 xDrive35i over the xDrive30d are features like the top-end 16 speaker harman/kardon sound system, comfort access which enable keyless access to the vehicle including tailgate.
All new BMW X4 models’ maintenance requirements are controlled by BMW’s Condition Based Service (CBS) program which identifies the condition of a vehicle based on actual use, realising the full potential of a vehicle and minimising costs.
Under the CBS system, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which the vehicle is used including mileage, time elapsed since the last service, fuel consumption and how the vehicle is driven. The information captured is used to determine the vehicle’s maintenance requirements, indentifying that either an annual vehicle inspection or an oil service is due.
In addition, BMW service and selected maintenance costs can now be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI). BSI offers two packages; BMW Service Inclusive Basic provides scheduled servicing cover, while BMW Service Inclusive Plus combines scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items. Based on individual lifestyle needs, a year range and kilometre option is selected, starting from 3 years/60,000kms. The BSI plan provides a long-term solution enabling cover to be extended and transferred to future vehicles owners before expiry.
BMW X4 Australian pricing (RRP):
|BMW X4 xDrive20i||$69,900|
|BMW X4 xDrive20d||$73,400|
|BMW X4 xDrive30d||$83,900|
|BMW X4 xDrive35i||$87,900|