After a lifespan of only four years, the BMW X4 was dropped and replaced with an all-new model.
Unveiled just a few hours ago, the premium compact SUV has an evolutionary styling. BMW chose to keep it very simple on the outside, so for those that aren’t fans of the Bavarian car marque, the new X4 will probably fly under the radar.
However, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe challenger does get new lighting units on both ends, active air vents, a lower center of gravity, 50/50 weight distribution, and a larger overall footprint. So, expect it to be more agile around corners than the current iteration, and to offer more cabin space.
The interior is typical for BMW, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been carried over: there’s a new dashboard, a higher seating position and a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system joined by a lot of optional extras and driver assistance features.
Powering the new X4 in global markets will be different gasoline and diesel engines. North American consumers will have to settle for two models when the X4 goes on sale in July. These are the xDrive30i, with a 252hp 2.0-liter turbo, and the M40i, with a 360hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six.
Before its launch, though, BMW will have the new X4 on display at its Geneva Motor Show stand next month. If you can’t wait to take a closer look at it, then perhaps a set of official videos, including the launch film, shared below, will do the trick.