Continuing the success story

The all-new BMW X4 is here to write the next chapter in the success story of the first ever Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class. Approximately 200,000 units have been sold around the world since the first-generation X4 was launched in 2014.

The new generation underscores its individual character with significantly enhanced driving dynamics, standout exterior design accentuating the car’s sporting instincts, a further refined premium ambience in the interior, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and leading-edge connectivity technologies. Added to which, the dynamic and extravagant aura of the Sports Activity Coupe is further highlighted by the addition of two BMW M Performance models to the line-up.

The exterior design is a case study in muscular dynamics and commanding presence. Clean surfacing and high-class, modern accents headline this updated interpretation of the unmistakable X4 aesthetic.

An increase of 81 millimetres in exterior length to 4,752 millimetres, 54 millimetres added to the wheelbase (now 2,864 millimetres) and an extra 37 millimetres of width (1,918 millimetres) lend to stretched proportions as well as to more space for the passengers. In the centre of the front end stands a large brand-specific kidney grille in three-dimensional look. Twin LED headlights with dynamic contours as well as horizontal fog lamps form a new interpretation of the familiar six-eyed face espoused by BMW X models.

The shoulderline – which takes in the door openers en route to the rear lights – and the character line between the wheel arches break up the surfaces of the car’s flanks. This creates clearly defined haunches, which are additionally emphasised by the drawn-in glasshouse at the rear. The coupe-style roofline slides into the rear window before dipping down more steeply to the rear. Horizontal lines, the LED rear lights that project out from the car’s body with their three-dimensional shaping, and the twin exhaust tailpipes (shared by all engine variants) magnify the width of the rear end.

Standalone design features and model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels are part of the specification for the M Sport X and M Sport model variants, which allow the design of the exterior and interior to be tailored to reflect personal tastes. And BMW X4 customers can now also choose from the BMW Individual range of options.

Customers will currently be able to choose from two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The line-up is spearheaded by a duo of BMW M Performance models. The six-cylinder in-line petrol engine under the bonnet musters up maximum output of 265 kW was by far the version we enjoyed most while driving the scenic routes of KZN at the South African media launch.
Priced at R1 132 800 this engine version is R289 000 more expensive than the other two options (R843 000).

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