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March 24 2018, 07:51 | Rex Rios
2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension
Is it a Sports Activity Coupe, as the German automaker likes to say?
BMW practically invented the crossover coupe with the launch of the X6 in 2007.
An all-new version of BMW's coupe-shared X4 crossover has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from 8 to 18 March.
The new BMW X4 will be available in South Africa in the third quarter of 2018.
BMW has taken wraps off its reworked X4 SUV, a auto that essentially offers a medium-sized version of the company's popular X6. While styling has generally remained evolutionary, the new X4 arrives with different dimensions, growing by 3 inches (76.2 millimeters) in length, 2.1 inches (53.3 mm) in wheelbase, and 1.4 inches (35.6 mm) in width. The remake features new underpinnings that include wider front and rear tracks, a lower center of gravity and improved aerodynamics. The X4's all-important 50:50 weight distribution remains intact. Sport seats are standard along with Dark Oak wood accent strips inside.
Three full-size seats are fitted in the rear compartment of the X4, providing passengers with an additional 27 millimetres of legroom over the previous model.
Inside the 2019 BMW X4 gets a standard 10.25-inch infotainment system and it comes with the latest driver assistance systems, like Driving Assistant Plus including Steering and lane control assistant plus Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection. A head-up display is also available and can project crucial information such as current speed and navigation instructions directly into the driver's field of vision. On the base end, there's the X4 xDrive30i, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
BMW's second-generation X4 is just as schizoid as its predecessor, an all-wheel drive, go-anywhere SUV below the waistline and a sporty fastback four-door coupé above it. It produces 258 lb-ft of torque between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm, enabling the vehicle to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds.
The M Performance versions don't just harbour a tweaked engine though, as both feature bespoke styling touches inside and out, as well as an active exhaust system, bigger brakes and optional M Performance adaptive suspension. You'll also be able to tell the M40i apart thanks to larger air intakes and black chrome exterior elements.
The new X4 will hit U.S. showrooms on 15 February and will have a starting price of $50,450 for the xDrive30i and for the M40i the customers will need to spend extra $10,000. If you want the M40i, that'll be an extra $10,000.