The first time you see the 2019 BMW X4 (G02), you wouldn’t notice that much of a difference compared to the outgoing model when it comes to the exterior. However, the German automaker actually gave it the latest technology so it can still be among the best models in its highly competitive segment. This model will go on sale in the United States in July 2018.
When looking at it from the outside, the X4 now gets a larger grille. Though its body does not look like it has grown perceptibly in size, the model’s measurements actually grew by 3 inches (76.2 millimeters) in length, 2.1 inches (53.3 mm) in wheelbase, and 1.4 inches (35.6 mm) wide. The ride height then lowers by 0.1 inch (2.54 mm). There’s good news for passengers as the legroom has been expanded by an additional inch (25.4 mm). Despite it being larger, aerodynamic drag has decreased to 10 percent.
The 2019 model year has been equipped with plenty of standard equipment including LED headlights. Inside, there’s a 10.25 inch infotainment display on top of the center stack that features navigation. There are safety assist systems like front collision warning, collision mitigation and braking, plus pedestrian detection. Extra features include a panoramic moonroof and three zone climate control.
On the exterior, the X4 gets a Glacier Silver metallic trim around the body. While inside, there’s dark oak wood trim and pearl finish chrome to give it a more high-end touch. Inside, there is a set of sports seats.
The base 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder version delivers 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and 258 pound feet (350 Newton metres) of torque and is paired to an eight speed automatic that routes through an all wheel drive system. In just 6 seconds, this can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kph). Customers can get this trim from $50,450 plus destination charge.
To get a variant that’s more performance-driven, you can opt for the M40i with a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline flat six. This trim can be had for $60,450. Overall, it carries out 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) and 365 pound feet (495 Newton metres) of torque. This all wheel drive has the same transmission as the base model too, but it can definitely perform better, hitting 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds.
With all those features, BMW decided not to give everything away. Therefore, customers could still add plenty of options available. These include features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Traffic Jam Assist. You can also get the 360 degree camera if you wish. It features top, panorama, and 3D view options that will make parking in small spaces much easier.