BMW's new X4 ‘sports activity coupe’ has touched down in Australia this week, debuting as the second sleek offering in the company's SUV line-up.
Australia’s X4 range includes the entry xDrive20i and xDrive20d petrol and diesel models, along with the more powerful xDrive30d and xDrive35i diesel and petrol options.
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Priced from $69,900 for the xDrive20i model, the X4 range arrives with a $9000 premium over the updated X3 range that will launch next month.
BMW says however that the X4 range also represents a superior value package, with each model boasting around $9000 in extra features beyond the X3’s standard equipment.
Powertrains for Australia include a pair of 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, along with a larger 3.0 litre diesel and the hero 3.0 litre six-cylinder turbo petrol.
BMW X4 xDrive20i
135kW/270Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol
0-100 km/h: 8.1 seconds
Fuel Consumption: 7.2 l/100 km | CO2: 168g/km
BMW X4 xDrive20d
140kW/400Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel
0-100 km/h: 8.0 seconds
Fuel Consumption: 5.2 l/100 km | CO2: 138g/km
BMW X4 xDrive30d
190kW/560Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel
0-100 km/h: 5.8 seconds
Fuel Consumption: 5.9 l/100 km | CO2: 156g/km
BMW X4 xDrive35i
225kW/400Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine
0-100 km/h: 5.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption: 8.3 l/100 km | CO2: 193g/km
All models in the X4 range are equipped with all-wheel-drive, with Performance Control and variable sports steering also standard.
An eight-speed automatic is standard across the range - sports automatic transmission in the case of the X4 xDrive30d and X4 xDrive35i - along with gear shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The xDrive30d and xDrive35i models also get Dynamic Damper Control.
Features And Dimensions
Revealed in production form earlier this year, the new X4 measures 15mm longer than the X3, but sits around 40mm lower to create a more performance-oriented look.
The seating position is also more focused on a sports feel, with the front and rear seats positioned 20 and 28mm lower than in the X3.
The X4 wears a largely identical front-end design to its X3 stablemate, but gets a sweeping profile and a short rear deck to create a coupe-like shape.
Still, BMW says there’s room for three adults in the rear, and the 40/20/40 split-folding back seats boost the already useful 500 litres of storage to 1400 litres when laid flat.
Standard features in the xDrive20i and 20d models include 19-inch alloy wheels, xLine styling inside and out, dual-zone climate control, leather trimmed seats with lumbar support and powered adjustment up front, and a sports leather steering wheel.
There’s also LED daytime lights and fog lights, USB/Bluetooth audio streaming and Voice Control with multiple-phone pairing, an 8.8 inch display with satellite navigation and 20gb hard drive.
There's also Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Cruise Control with braking, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and an automatic tailgate.
The $83,900 X4 xDrive30d adds 360-degree Surround View, anti-dazzle mirrors, dual round exhaust tips, nine-speaker audio and Dynamic Damper Control.
Opting for the top xDrive35i model adds BMW’s M Sport package as standard, including 20-inch wheels, sport suspension settings for the Dynamic Damper Control, the familiar BMW M styling kit, an anthracite roof liner and a leather M steering wheel.
There’s also a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and keyless access including to the tailgate.
PRICING (excludes on-road costs)
- BMW X4 xDrive20i - $69,900
- BMW X4 xDrive20d - $73,400
- BMW X4 xDrive30d - $83,900
- BMW X4 xDrive35i - $87,900