BMW has announced the specification details and pricing for the 5th model in its bourgeoning SUV family – the all-new X4. Expected to hit showrooms this July, the X4 will be offered in four different trim levels in Australia and priced from $69,990 plus on-road costs, positioning it in between its X3 and X5 siblings. The coupe-like X4 looks like a smaller version of X6 but borrowing heavily from the X3 platform. In terms of pricing, the crossover carries roughly a $10,000 premium over the X3.
The base X4 xDrive20i is available for the price of $69,990 and is propelled by a 4-cylinder 2.0 liter petrol turbocharged engine that’s rated at 135kW of power with 270 newton meters of torque. Fuel use is rated at 7.2L/100km and 100km/h from rest is achieved in a claimed 8.1 seconds. The xDrive20d is the 2nd tier offering, priced from $73,400 plus on-road costs, and fitted with a 4-cylinder 2.0 liter diesel turbocharged engine returning 140kW of power with 400 newton meters of torque. Fuel use is rated at 5.2L/100km, while the 0-100km/h time is dispatched in a claimed 8.0 seconds.
The $83,900 xDrive30d assumes the penultimate rung. It is motivated by a 6-cylinder 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine churning out 190kW of power with 560 newton meters of torque. Fuel use is rated at 5.9L/100km, while the 0-100km/h performance time is claimed at 5.8 seconds. The top-of-the-line xDrive35i completes the lineup at $87,900 and gets a 6-cylinder 3.0 liter turbocharged petrol powerplant with 225kW of power and 400 newton meters of torque. Zero to 100km/h is achieved in a spritely 5.5 seconds, while fuel use is rated at 8.3L/100km.
All X4 trims feature a four-wheel drive system, which drives four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission, complete with steering column mounted shift paddles. The top-tier xDrive35i and xDrive30d feature a sports transmission. In Australia, all trim levels will be available with variable sports steering and performance control, enabling different settings for comfort-oriented or performance driving.
Other standard features include dual-zone air conditioning with rear air vents, 19 inch wheels, automatic tailgate, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime lights and leather upholstered sports seats with electric adjustment and lumbar support for the front seats. The xDrive30d adds a 360-degree camera, dynamic damper control, 9-speaker stereo, dual exhaust pipes and anti-dazzle rear view mirrors.
The flagship xDrive35i receives an M Sport package bringing dynamic damper control with sport suspension settings, 20-inch wheels, anthracite roof liner, a Harman Kardon 16-speaker surround sound audio system and M aerodynamics package. Across all model the entertainment interface takes form in 20GB hard drive for audio files and an 8.8-inch screen, operated through an iDrive rotary controller, and comes complete with Bluetooth with audio streaming.
Standard safety features include rear and front parking sensors, rearview camera and cruise control with braking function. The automaker says the BMW X4 boasts strong functionality in spite of its sporty proportions. Every model comes equipped with 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, extending the luggage compartment capacity from 500 litres to 1400 litres.
BMW X4 Australian Pricing:
X4 xDrive20i – $69,900
X4 xDrive20d – $73,400
X4 xDrive30d – $83,900
X4 xDrive35i – $87,900