The BMW X4 will obtain two new, extra highly effective engines when the redesigned compact crossover goes on sale in July within the U.S.
Along with the brand new engines, the second-generation X4 strikes to a brand new structure — BMW’s CLAR platform — and turns into lighter, extra environment friendly and roomier, BMW mentioned Wednesday. The modifications for the coupe-styled crossover are much like these made for its sibling mannequin, the BMW X3, final 12 months. The redesigned X4 will likely be unveiled on the Geneva auto present in early March.
Debut fashions are the 2019 X4 xDrive30i and the X4 M40i. The 30i is powered by a brand new turbocharged 2.Zero-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 248 hp, up from 240 hp for the engine within the outgoing 28i. The M40i is powered by a brand new turbocharged three.Zero-liter, six-cylinder engine producing 355 hp. That output is identical as within the outgoing M40i, however torque is up by 22 pound-feet to 365 within the redesigned mannequin.
The X4 may have sportier using dynamics due to wider tracks, a decrease heart of gravity and up to date suspension, BMW mentioned. Serving to gasoline effectivity is a 10 p.c discount in aerodynamic drag. Driver help options and connectivity applied sciences have been improved.
The redesigned fashions additionally obtain a wide selection of latest customary security options reminiscent of BMW’s Energetic Safety system. That function initiates protecting measures in an accident state of affairs reminiscent of belt tensioning and the closing of home windows and moonroof to a small hole.
Base costs are rising to $51,445, together with supply, for the brand new entry mannequin, up from $48,595 for the outgoing entry mannequin; and to $61,445 for the M40i, up from $60,245. U.S. gross sales of the X4 rose four.2 p.c to five,198 in 2017.