Anton Andres / BMW | February 15, 2018 14:29
BMW reveals all-new X4 to kick off 2018
It appears that BMW is on track to release a host of new models before the decade ends. Late last year, they launched an all-out assault on the crossover market with the preview of the X7 and the launch of the X3 and X2. This year, BMW starts 2018 with yet another crossover in the form of the all-new X4.
Much like the previous-generation model, the second-generation X4 features a different face from the X3, its more upright-looking sibling. There's a much wider kidney grill at the front, along with unique bumper appliques to further separate it from the X3. A set of more aggressive bumpers also aim to accent the crossover-coupe's sportier intentions, along with optional low-profile tires.
The distinct, steeply raked roof line makes an appearance yet again and has become a signature for BMW's range of crossover-coupes. Its window sills are slightly higher than before and, of course, there's the 'Hoffmeister kink' to mark it as a BMW crossover. The rear on the other hand sees a pair of slim, L-shaped LED tail lights.
Inside, it follows the theme of recently introduced BMW's, along with traditional touches the brand has had for decades. For starters, there's the driver-oriented dash and the thick-rimmed steering wheel. Also, the center stack now employs a floating infotainment screen, much like the recently released 5 Series plus the dashboard corners are now more rounded than before. Overall, the design is largely lifted from the X3.
The full engine range has yet to be released but BMW did announce two options. It starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 252 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Serving as the too-spec engine is a 3.0-liter inline-six, also turbocharged. Thanks to two extra cylinders, power is rated at 360 PS and 495 Nm of torque.
Expect a range of diesels to join the range soon. Also, given that BMW is pushing the iPerformance brand, a plug-in hybrid version may make its debut later this year.