A new high-end variant of BMW’s fastback X4 SUV has arrived in Australia, standing in as the interim performance flagship until the X4 M40i arrives.
Wearing the xDrive35d nametag, the new model features a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine that out-grunts the existing xDrive35i petrol version.
Power is rated at 230kW, 5kW above the petrol version, while torque peaks at a massive 630Nm, some 230Nm beyond its petrol counterpart.
Power is channeled to all four wheels via BMW’s eight speed automatic. the 0-100km/h spint takes a brisk 5.2 seconds - making it 0.3 secnds quicker than the 35i
To make way for the new xDrive35d model, the previous diesel range topper, the less powerful xDrive30d will be retired from the range.
Pricing is set at $89,900 making the new model $2000 more expensive than the xDrive35i and putting it $5700 above the retiring xDrive30d.
To help offset the difference compared to the 30d, the 35d matches the 35i’s level of equipment and comes standard with the M Sport package as standard, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels, comfort access proximity key and boot opening, DAB+ digital radio, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, internet access, and BMW’s ConnectedDrive Freedom suite of remote services.
Other standard features include cruise control with braking function, front and rear park sensors, 360-degree camera, satellite navigation, leather seat trim, dynamic damper control, and bi-Xenon headlights.
“With substantial increases in performance and specification, the BMW X4 xDrive35d is a welcome addition to the brand’s model line-up,” BMW Australia’s head of product and market planning, Shawn Ticehurst, said.
“Since its launch last year, the X4 has enjoyed great success, confirming the strength of our X range of sports activity vehicles, which was recently bolstered by the arrival of the new BMW X1.”
The xDrive35d will be available in Australian BMW showrooms from this month.
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