The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

14 February, 2018, 19:51 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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There are two more powerful options on offer, both using a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine.

All X4s get standard sport seats, with the X4 M40i getting upgraded M-specific chairs.

BMW promises a better drive from this new X4 than the previous model, and that's thanks in part to the new lightweight construction, with more use of aluminium, and the better aerodynamics. The four-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Despite its bulk, it's pretty nifty on the road in the top spec diesel (starting from £55k) punching out 326bhp with 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and 155mph top speed. It accelerates to 62MPH in eight seconds and returns an average consumption of 52.3mpg and Carbon dioxide emissions of 142g/km.

Digital services on offer through BMW ConnectedDrive include compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones, and Amazon Alexa personal assistants. The optional 40/20/40 split rear seats help to liberate even more room, when called for - thus increasing boot capacity to 1,430 litres. The new model is positioned between the X3 and X5 SUVs and sports a coupé-like roofline.

An M40i, much like the X3, and a 30d diesel will be available later in the year, and xDrive will be available. The xDrive30d (due to join the range in August 2018) has 261bhp, which is enough for a 0-62mph time of 5.8 seconds; the sporty M40d benefits from 322bhp and brings the 62mph sprint down to 4.9 seconds.

A straight-six diesel will power the range-topping M40d, which will generate 326PS and 680Nm of torque.

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Hence the Iranian determination to follow through with this strategy despite their clear understanding of Israel's red lines. And I would like to paraphrase the well-known saying: "'This is not the time to bark, this is the time to bite'".


Like the latest X3, the new X4 gets the latest iDrive system, which centres on a free-standing 6.5-inch display on top of the dashboard. A collision and pedestrian warning system and automatic emergency braking is standard, as is cruise control.

All models of the X4 come with standard M Sport suspension and speed-sensitive electro-mechanical Servotronic steering, while the suspension components are (again) shared with the X3.

For the second-generation model, BMW's "Sports Activity Coupe" has had a growth spurt, measuring 76.2 millimeters longer and 35.6 mm wider than the last model, while also riding on a 53.3 mm longer wheelbase.

We're in the middle of an avalanche of BMW X-cars.

Some of these standard features include 19-inch wheels and sport seats for the xLine design; a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation display; a larger heads-up display that's now 75% bigger and the largest in its class; plus a list of new safety inclusions including Active Guard (collision warning) and Active Protection (post and pre-crash systems).

BMW is promising better comfort and luxury, compared to the old X4, with acoustic glass to reduce road noise and leather trim fitted as standard.

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