Based on the latest X3, the X4 has a bolder and more elegant design as it adopts a stylish front fascia with a larger grille and standard LED headlights. The rest of the design is pretty familiar but model’s increased proportions have helped the X4 look better than ever. Speaking of which, the model is 81mm (3.1 inches) longer, 37mm (1.4 inches) wider and 3mm (0.1 inches) shorter with a wheelbase that grows by 54mm (2.1 inches).
Buyers looking for a unique appearance can select from three different options. xLine variants have satin aluminum window trim and Glacier Silver metallic accents, while M Sport X models have unique air intakes and side skirts as well as Frozen Grey accents. Lastly, the M Sport variant has sportier bumpers and side skirts as well as high-gloss black trim.
The interior largely carries over from the X3 but the model’s increased dimensions mean there’s an additional 27mm (1 inch) of rear seat legroom. The boot also holds 525 liters (18.5 cubic feet) of luggage but that can be increased to 1,430 liters (50.4 cubic feet) when the rear seats are folded down.
An assortment of different options will be available including heated and ventilated front seats as well as tri-zone automatic climate control system. The X4 also offers a new Ambient Air package which adds an ionizer as well as a fragrance diffuser.
In Europe, the X4 will be offered with a number of different petrol and diesel engines. On the petrol side, there’s a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder which has outputs of 184 PS (135 kW) and 290 Nm (213 lb-ft) of torque as well as 252 PS (185 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
Buyers looking for something more powerful can opt for the performance-oriented X4 M40i which has a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine developing 360 PS (265 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the all-wheel crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Diesel fans can order a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with outputs of 190 PS (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque as well as 231 PS (170 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. There’s also an X4 M40d with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder producing 326 PS (240 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. It runs from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds before topping out at 250 km/h (155 mph).
The 2019 BMW X4 will arrive in the United States in July and it will be available exclusively with the two most powerful petrol engines. Pricing starts at $50,450 and tops out at $60,450 for the X4 M40i.