New BMW X4 revealed for 2018

New BMW X4 revealed for 2018

That range does include petrol engines, but despite the current anti-diesel sentiments in the United Kingdom, they won't initially come here, if at all.

The M Sport model comes with M-specific sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and an anthracite-coloured Individual headliner, trim elements in textured aluminium and accent strips in pearl-effect chrome.

In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture - BMW's CLAR platform - and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier, BMW said Wednesday.

However, BMW has made a decision to forward the second-generation X4 quite prematurely probably due to the state of the competition.

When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is almost $3,000 more than the model it replaces. Both will be paired with the ubiquitous ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic and xDrive all-wheel drive. Claimed economy for the 265PS diesel is a respectable 47.9mpg and 156g/km, while the 0-62mph sprint can be completed in 5.8 seconds. The 0-62mph sprint drops to 6.3 seconds, economy only gets as high as 39.2mpg on average and Carbon dioxide emissions are as much as 168g/km. Rear passengers are treated to an extra inch of legroom compared to the outgoing X4, and with the rear seats folded, there's as much as 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The new BMW also receives Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist systems, as standard. Now there's a new one.

The 2019 X4 will hit dealerships in July with a starting price of $51,445 for the xDrive30i and $61,445 for the M40i; all prices include a $995 destination charge. This can be expanded to a maximum of 1430 litres by folding down the sections of the rear backrest, with its standard 40/20/40 split. The figure rises to £55,315 for the range-topping X4 M40d trim.

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BMW has revealed the 2018 model of its "Sports Activity Coupe" or say SUV-coupe, the X4, with a host of significant updates. A collision and pedestrian warning system and automatic emergency braking is standard, as is cruise control.

BMW also offers its "Parking Assistant Plus" pack on the X4, which includes a panoramic parking camera system with top-down and 3D views, as well as helping the you select and park in both parallel spots and bays. Add the optional "Driving Assistant Plus" safety pack and the X4 will benefit from active steering systems that can keep the auto in lane at up to 130mph, along with various cross-traffic and cross-wind warning systems.

In terms of tech that won't likely save your life, BMW's new crossover features a wide, 10.25-inch center display with the latest iteration of iDrive, as well as the ability to take voice and gesture commands.

This allows you to plan your route at home before syncing it to the car's in-built system.

It's not much of a shock in here - standard BMW fare.

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