The BMW X4 is the 2nd coupe style SUV from the German automobile giant after the very successful X6. Assembled along with its cousins in Chennai, the X4 is available in 3 variants – xDrive20d M Sport ₹62.40lakhs, xDrive30i M Sport ₹65.70lakhs, xDrive30d M Sport ₹68.90lakhs, all prices ex-showroom Delhi. Competing against Mercedes Benz GLC coupe, Jaguar F-pace and Land Rover Range Rover the X4 has big shoes to fill.
Both in Petrol and Diesel fuel options are available in the X4 with three different engine choices making every audience member happy. The base variant xDrive 20d M Sport gets a diesel Twin Power Turbo, 1995cc 4-cylinder engine which produces 188hp and 400nm of torque. Mid variant xDrive 30i M Sport gets a petrol Twin Power Turbo, 1998cc 4-cylinder engine which produces 248hp and 350nm torque. The diesel variant gives a mileage of 16.55km/l and the petrol variant 12.82km/l with a top speed of 213km/h. The top variant xDrive 30d M Sport gets a diesel Twin Power Turbo, 2993cc 6-cylinder engine which produces a massive 261hp and 620nm torque, results in a top speed of 235km/h, for someone who finds pure pleasure in driving performance should go for the top variant. 8-speed Steptronic gearbox comes standard along with front and rear M sport Adaptive Suspension and disc brakes.
As far as the design goes, the BMW X4 is a complete mixture of sportiness and elegance. The sloping roofline is what distinguishes the X4 from rest of the SUV’s which are, boring. 4 basic color choices – Alpine White, Phytonic Blue Metallic, Flamenco Red and Carbon Black which looks good but it would be better if more color choices were offered. 4.75m long, 1.91m wide, 1.62m height and with a wheelbase of 2.86m, adding to the SUV elements there is 3d cladding which makes the X4 bulky from the sides. Adding to the sportiness are blue brake calipers, spoiler lid and a curved edge boot lid displaying attention to detail.
The interior of the car is luxurious with bits and pieces taken from both the X3 and the X5 making the X4 very much a BMW. Dual tone beige and black dashboard which has a texture along with extendable thigh support. Not everything is positive here, the rear seat can be a problem for tall passengers due to the sloping roofline, also a BMW that costs approximately ₹70lakhs have a manual steering adjust rather and power.
BMW’s are always loaded with features making everyday life easier and that is what the buyers are always looking forward whenever a new BMW is launched. 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights with a 3d effect, big panoramic sunroof and a heads – up display. Not just the engine but BMW has differentiated the 3 variants in certain factors as well, the 20d gets 8.8-inch infotainment screen with 12 speakers whereas the 30i and 30d get 10.25-inch infotainment screen with 16 speaker Harmon and Kardon music system, only Apple Carplay comes standard which is depressing for the Android users, 30i and 30d get an extra driving mode than the 3 offered in 20d. The instrument cluster gets BMW’s live cockpit plus Analogue display.
Nowadays safety of the passengers is becoming a vital factor for car purchase by buyers, BMW acknowledges this fact and includes best in class safety features in its cars. The baby SUV coupe has 6 airbags, Hill assist/decent control and cornering brake control with ABS and EBD.
Overall the BMW X4 is a good offering with loaded features and performance, its top variant 30d has engine numbers which are able to excite enthusiasts and it is a recommendation to choose the same. With a sport looking SUV, BMW has surely maintained its image of bringing good quality cars in the market.