The introduction of the X4 back in 2014 took many auto experts by surprise. It was not only expensive but also less practical unlike its larger X5 and X6 siblings. To make things even more confusing, the X4 derived its name to highlight the fact that it was crossover version of the 4 Series, the replacement for the two door 3 Series models. Most, most remarkably, the X4 has four doors. Let’s dig deeper.
Notwithstanding a market conundrum, the old X4 still managed to find consumers like hot cakes. And, to keep its successful journey. BMW introduced an all-new second generation model.
The 2019 BMW X4 appears in the form of xDrive30i with a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder. With its stellar twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder paired with eight-speed automatic transmission, the X4 gives you sheer driving pleasure at an impressive 355 horsepower, according to BMW service.
Driving BMW is a sheer fun. Acceleration is smooth and strong with very little turbo lag at low engine speeds and great pull as the as the revs climb. The paddle shifters enable you to keep the engine speeds. The four cylinder is good enough to give it run from zero to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds.
The X4 is no doubt stylish. However, sloping roofline compromises interior headroom and space. The taller kidney grille and a smaller cooling openings in the bumper form a deadly combination that define its stance.
The redesigned dashboard is more contemporary in appearance, though the new 10.25-inch infotainment screen has moved from being integrated into the centre stack to sitting on top like an add-on item. The rear seatbacks are split 40/20/40, with 525 litres of storage space available in cargo area when they are up, and 1,430 litres when they are folded, an increase of 25 and 30 litres respectively. Storage compartments in the cockpit are also larger.
Aside from the interior features and other trim options, the new BMW X4 is brimming with plenty of technology options including improved voice command, ordinary speech and gesture control, cruise control with braking or adaptive cruise, pedestrian warning and collision mitigation, as well as steering and lane-keep assist, and crossroad warning systems. Each of these features has its own unique functions.
Overall the car is impressive. To keep it in good condition, be sure to take it to the nearby BMW repair Greensboro auto shop center.