All-new 2018 BMW X4: Lighter, Faster and Roomier

With 200,000 units sold since its launch in 2014, the BMW X4 is screaming for a successor and here it is, the all-new second generation X4.

The BMW X3-based mid-size SUV coupe has been completely redesigned for 2018, just four years into the lifecycle of its predecessor. Like the larger X6, the new X4 blends muscular lines with a more sculpted body surface. Its exterior proportions have grown in all dimensions, with an increase of 81mm in length, 54mm added to the wheelbase and an extra 37mm of width.

The interior of the new X4 is largely carried over from the X3, though the former’s coupe-style flowing roofline means load space is less at 525 litres. This can be extended to 1,430 litres with the 40:20:40 split three full-size seats in the rear folded down.

At launch, customers will be able to choose from three petrol and four diesel engines. The line-up is spearheaded by a duo of BMW M Performance models.

Model variants at launch:

BMW X4 xDrive20i:
Four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,998cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,250 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 8.3 seconds,
top speed: 215 km/h (134 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 7.3 – 7.1 l/100 km (38.7 – 39.8 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 168 – 163 g/km.

BMW X4 xDrive30i:
Four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,998cc, output: 185 kW/252 hp at 5,200 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.3 seconds,
top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 7.3 – 7.2 l/100 km (38.7 – 39.2 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 168 – 164 g/km.

BMW X4 M40i (est. availability from August 2018 production):
Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,998cc, output: 265 kW/360 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) at 1,520 – 4,800 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.8 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 9.2 – 9.0 l/100 km (30.7 – 31.4 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 213 – 209 g/km.

BMW X4 xDrive20d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,995cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 8.0 seconds,
top speed: 213 km/h (132 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km (50.4 – 52.3 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 149 – 142 g/km.

BMW X4 xDrive25d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 1,995cc, output: 170 kW/231 hp at 4,400 rpm,
max. torque: 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.8 seconds,
top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.7 – 5.5 l/100 km (49.6 – 51.4 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 149 – 145 g/km.

BMW X4 xDrive30d (est. availability from August 2018 production):
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 195 kW/265 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 2,500 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.8 seconds,
top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 6.2 – 5.9 l/100 km (45.6 – 47.9 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 163 – 156 g/km.

BMW X4 M40d:
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 240 kW/326 hp at 4,400 rpm,
max. torque: 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,750 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.9 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km (42.8 – 44.1 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 173 – 170 g/km.

The all-new X4 boasts a marked increase in agility and ride comfort thanks to a revised chassis that is both lighter and more rigid.

Standard specification across the range includes M Sport suspension, Performance Control function and variable sport steering. M Sport brakes
and Adaptive Suspension with electronically controlled dampers are both optionally available.

The BMW M Performance models come equipped as standard with 20-inch light-alloy wheels, specially designed M Sport brakes and an M Sport rear differential.

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