Almost a year after launching the BMW X4 Concept, the germans decide to unveil the production version of their Sport Activity Coupe. The car sits under the current BMW X6 as a smaller brother and adresses to younger audience.
The car wasnt on display at Geneva, which is a little weird, as the motor show just started two days ago. The car will probably make its world debut during another auto show, probably in New York.
2014 BMW X4 design highlights
The new BMW X4 comes with an aggressive front, dominated by a prominent grille, two BMW 3-series inspired headlights and a impressive hood. The back retains the coupe-like roofline, contributing with a L-shaped taillights and a rear diffuser for the chromed tailpipe. Compared with the X3, on which platform it is based, the new X4 is 14 mm longer and 36 mm lower, justifying the coupe name. Also, the driver and front passenger sit 20 millimetres lower than in the BMW X3.
Inside, the X4 is a copy of the current X3, emphasized with aluminium trim and other metal inserts. The backseat can be splitted 40:20:40 (offered in standard configuration), expanding the cargo capacity to a full 1400 liters.
The BMW ConnectedDrive is available for the new X4 along with a full-colour BMW Head-Up Display, the anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant, and Driving Assistant Plus including Lane Departure Warning, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, preventive pedestrian protection and a Collision Warning system, which applies the brakes with anything up to maximum stopping power as required.
2014 BMW X4 engine range
The future customers can choose from three petrol engines and a trio of diesel units from the BMW EfficientDynamics engine family, whose output ranges from 135 kW/184 hp to 230 kW/313 hp. All the engines meet the EU6 exhaust gas standard.
The engine range includes:
– 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel with 190 HP (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque
– 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel with 258 HP (190 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque
– 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel with 313 HP (230 kW) and 630 Nm (464 lb-ft) of torque
– 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol with 184 HP (135 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque
– 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol with 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque
– 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol with 306 HP (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque
The new 2014 BMW X4 will reach showrooms at the beginning of this summer, after a production start in spring. The prices will start at 45.625 dollars in the United States.