BMW is expected to introduce 12 new vehicles to the Indian auto market this year, the first of which will be the X4 SUV. Read on to discover what to expect from this new premium coupe SUV.
The second-gen BMW X4 is India-bound and will soon become the most affordable coupe-crossover from the Munich-based carmaker ever. It looks glamorous with a more dynamic design than the X3 and will be sold with a wide array of cutting-edge features and multiple engine options. It has a great potential to become a popular vehicle in the Indian luxury SUV space. With this new vehicle, BMW expects to further penetrate into the coupe SUV segment in the global market in general and this niche market in India in particular. Here's everything you should know about the new model -
BMW X4 India Launch Price
According to official data shared by BMW India, the second-gen BMW X4 is scheduled to be launched in India on February 7, 2019. This is the first time that the German auto manufacturer will bring the X4 coupe SUV to the country. It will come to India through the CKD route and will be assembled at the company's Chennai-based plant.
The BMW X4 will be launched in India in February 2019
Once launched in India, the BMW X4 is expected to be positioned between the X3 and X5 which have price ranges of Rs 50 lakh to 57 lakh and Rs 77 lakh to 83 lakh, respectively (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). Accordingly, the BMW X4 is likely to be priced at about Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As mentioned before, BMW will aggressively price this SUV by locally assembling it in India. It will have no direct rival but is anticipated to take on the likes of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Range Rover Evoque.
Sharing the all-new CLAR platform from BMW with the current 7 Series, the new X4 will vary a lot from the earlier generation model in terms of dimensions. To be more specific, the new platform has helped the second-gen X4 coupe become 50 kg lighter than its predecessor. Surprisingly, despite the smaller weight, it is 81mm and 37mm greater in length and in width, respectively, with a longer wheelbase (by 54mm). For your information, the BMW X4 is also both longer and wider than the X3, from which it takes many design cues.
The general exterior styling is more elegant, with such new features such as
New fog lamps
Larger air intakes
More robust front bumper
Standard LED headlamps
Larger 19-20-inch alloy wheels
Outstanding coupe-like roofline
BMW X4 Interior
Entering the cabin, you can realize that the BMW X4 will be replete with an all-new dual-tone colour scheme and some cutting-edge features, including-
Standard latest iDrive 6.5-inch infotainment system and optional 10.3-inch unit
New driving wheel borrowed from the new X3, 5-Series and 7-Series
Audio, gesture and voice control, paddle shifts in the top variants
Gloss black central console
Three-zone automatic temperature control
Ambient lighting system
The BMW X4 will have a top-notch cabin with cutting-edge features
BMW X4 Specifications
Once launched in India, the BMW X4 will be available in two engine options: the X4 xDrive30i and the xDrive30d. While the former adopts a 2.0L four cylinders petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 252 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm, the latter utilizes a 3.0L diesel motor with six cylinders that is good for 265 hp and 620 Nm. The petrol and diesel engine variants can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 6.3 seconds and 5.8 seconds, respectively. The power is sent to the four wheels through an 8-speed AT gearbox.
All X4 variants are offered with an M Sport suspension as standard. The xDrive four-wheel-drive system will function in line with a Performance Control function, offering torque vectoring. Moreover, the BMW’s Driving Experience Control system is expected to provide the driver with different driving modes: Eco-Pro, Comfort and Sport. BMW will also equip both of the two motor options with launch control as standard.
2019 BMW X4 Engine Types
0-100kph acceleration time
2.0L 4-cylinder petrol
3.0L 6-cylinder diesel
Once launched, the BMW X4 will be a formidable competitor against other vehicles in the same segment
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