You can’t blame BMW for capitalizing on the current coupe crossover craze.
Four years after the German automaker jumped on the coupe-style SUV bandwagon with the first-generation model, BMW recently unveiled the new second-generation X4 to capitalize on the current coupe crossover craze. Essentially a larger version of the X3 that’s lighter and more hi-tech than its predecessor, the all-new X4 has now made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, where it was on display finished in Flamenco Red and Sophisto Grey.
The latter, which you can see taking a bow at Geneva in our live shots, is fitted with an M Sport X Package with aggressive air intakes and side skirts that enhances the SUV’s stylish looks. Compared to the outgoing model, BMW’s new stylish SUV is 76.2 millimeters longer and 35.6 mm wider, and rides on a 53.3 mm longer wheelbase. Thanks to increase use of aluminium in the car’s construction, the new X4 is also 110 pounds lighter than its predecessor. As standard, you get LED headlights and a raft of safety assists including front collision warning, city collision mitigation and braking, and pedestrian detection.
Inside, every model features a high resolution 10.25-inch infotainment display with touchscreen navigation. Electrically adjustable and heated seats are also available, as is active seat ventilation and three-zone climate control, and a larger panoramic glass roof. In the US, the xDrive30i version of the X4 packs a 2.0-liter turbo four that produces 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, allowing the coupe crossover to clock 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 149 mph. The more potent M40i performance model packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 360 hp and 369 lb-ft, resulting in a brisker 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a 155-mph top speed.
The 2019 BMW X4 will arrive in US dealers this July with prices starting at $50,450 for the xDrive30i. Add another $10,000 to that if you want the M40i.