BMW X4

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The BMW X4 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by BMW since 2014. It is marketed as a sports activity coupé (SAC),[1] the second model from BMW marketed as such after the X6, and features styling elements and the roofline of a traditional two-door coupé.[2] The X4 is widely considered as a "coupé" version of the X3, trading its practicality with a sloping rear roof which offers a sportier styling.[3][4]

BMW X4
2018 BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport Automatic 2.0.jpg
BMW X4 (G02)
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door coupé SUV
LayoutFront-engine, all-wheel-drive (xDrive)
RelatedBMW X3

First generation (F26; 2014)Edit

First generation (F26)
 
2015 BMW X4 xDrive35d M Sport Package
Overview
ProductionJuly 2014 – March 2018
Assembly
DesignerChristopher Weil
Body and chassis
RelatedBMW X3 (F25)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Length4,671 mm (183.9 in)
Width1,881 mm (74.1 in)
Height1,624 mm (63.9 in)
Kerb weight1,735–1,860 kg (3,825–4,101 lb)

The first-generation X4 was unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show,[8][9] followed by the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014,[10] and at the 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.[11] Early models included xDrive20i, xDrive28i, xDrive35i, xDrive20d, xDrive30d, and xDrive35d.[12][13]

The M Performance M40i model was announced in 2015.[14] It was officially revealed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show,[15] and produces 265 kW (355 hp) and 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft) from its turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. It has a 0–100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds. It went on sale from February 2016.[16][17]

Development and launchEdit

The F26 X4 is previewed by the BMW Concept X4 that was unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2013.[18] The production model was later unveiled in 2014 at the New York International Auto Show.[19] The X4 shares its powertrains with the X3, including a variety of four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.[20] The X4 is slotted above the X3 but below the X5 in the model range,[21] and is 23 mm (1 in) longer and 37 mm (1 in) taller than the F25 X3 it is based on.[22]

A total of $900 million was invested in the BMW Spartanburg plant in preparation for the production of X models, including the F26 X4.[23]

EquipmentEdit

Models are offered in a standard, xLine, or M Sport trim.[24] All feature BMW EfficientDynamics program that includes an engine start stop system and brake energy regeneration.[25] Available equipment includes 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, iDrive, a head-up display, and real-time traffic information.[26] M40i models feature 19-inch alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system, a stiffer suspension setup, and M Sport styling.[27]

All models are only available with all-wheel drive (xDrive), and meet Euro 6 emission regulations.[28]

ModelsEdit

Petrol enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
xDrive20i 2014–2018 N20B20 2.0 L I4 turbo 135 kW (181 hp) at 5,000–6,250 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,500 rpm 8.1 s
xDrive28i 180 kW (241 hp) at 5,000–6,500 rpm 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,250–4,800 rpm 6.2 s
xDrive35i N55B30M0 3.0 L I6 turbo 225 kW (302 hp) at 5,800–6,400 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,200–5,000 rpm 5.1 s
M40i 2015–2018 N55B30T0 3.0 L I6 turbo 265 kW (355 hp) at 5,800–6,000 rpm 465 N⋅m (343 lb⋅ft) at 1,350–5,250 rpm 4.9 s
M40i 2020– 3.0 L I6 twin turbo 285 kW (382 hp) at 5,800–6,000 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,850–5,000 rpm 4.2 s

Diesel enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
xDrive20d 2014–2018 B47D20 2.0 L I4 turbo 140 kW (188 hp) at 4,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–2,250 rpm 8.0 s
xDrive30d N57D30 3.0 L I6 turbo 190 kW (255 hp) at 4,000 rpm 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 1,500–3,000 rpm 5.8 s
xDrive35d N57D30TOP3.0 L I6 twin turbo 230 kW (308 hp) at 4,400 rpm 630 N⋅m (465 lb⋅ft) at 1,500–2,500 rpm 5.2 s

Second generation (G02; 2018)Edit

Second generation (G02)
 
2018 BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport
Overview
ProductionJuly 2018 – present
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformBMW CLAR platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,864 mm (112.8 in)
Length4,752 mm (187.1 in)
Width1,918–1,938 mm (75.5–76.3 in)
Height1,621 mm (63.8 in)
Kerb weight1,715–1,895 kg (3,781–4,178 lb)

The second-generation was revealed online in February 2018 as the successor to the F26 X4, with sales commenced in July 2018.[31] It shares its platform and basic styling elements with the third-generation BMW X3. Available variants include xDrive30i, xDrive20d, xDrive30d, xDriveM40i, and xDriveM40d.

In North America, the 2019 BMW X4 went on sale in the second quarter of 2018 as an early 2019 model year vehicle. It is available in either xDrive30i or M40i variants.[32]

Development and launchEdit

The G02 X4 was developed alongside the G01 X3, on which it is based on.[33] The X4 features dual ball joint front axle and five-link rear axle suspension, and uses BMW's Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform that incorporates aluminium and high strength steel.[34] Compared to its predecessor, the X4 is 50 kg (110 lb) lighter and is 52 mm (2.0 in) taller, 81 mm (3.2 in) longer, and 37 mm (1.5 in) wider.[35]

EquipmentEdit

Standard equipment consists of bi-LED headlights, an automatic tailgate, 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, and iDrive 6.0.[36] Models are offered in xLine, M Sport, and M Sport X trim.[37] xLine trim models feature underbody protection, 19-inch alloy wheels and sports seats, while M Sport models include M Sport styling, and M Sport suspension and brakes.[38] M Sport X models include the same features, as well as anthracite headliner and Frozen Grey exterior trim elements.[39] The M40i and M40d also gain a rear M Sport Differential—a single-clutch electromechanical rear differential which emulates the behavior of a conventional LSD.[40] Optional ConnectedDrive features also enable Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant integration.[41]

All 20-40 models can be fitted with M Performance Parts. These include carbon fibre mirrors.

Full M models can be fitted with full M specific M Performance Parts. These include a splitter, spoiler, sport steering wheel, carbon fibre vents and kidney grilles.

ModelsEdit

Petrol enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)
xDrive20i 2018– B48B20 2.0 L I4 turbo 135 kW (181 hp) at 5,000-6,500 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1,350-4,600 rpm 8.3 s
xDrive30i 185 kW (248 hp) at 5,200–6,500 rpm 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,450–4,800 rpm 6.3 s
M40i B58B30M0 3.0 L I6 turbo 265 kW (355 hp) at 5,500-6,500 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,520–4,800 rpm 4.8 s
M 2019– S58 3.0 L I6 turbo 353 kW (473 hp) at 6,250 rpm 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) at 2,600–5,200 rpm 4.2 s
M Competition 375 kW (503 hp) at 6,250 rpm 4.0 s

Diesel enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)
xDrive20d 2018– B47D20 2.0 L I4 turbo 140 kW (188 hp) at 4,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–2,500 rpm 8.0 s
xDrive25d B47D20 2.0 L I4 twin turbo 170 kW (228 hp) at 4,400 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 6.8 s
xDrive30d B57D30 3.0 L I6 turbo 195 kW (261 hp) at 4,000 rpm 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–2,500 rpm 5.8 s
M40d 240 kW (322 hp) at 4,400 rpm 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–2,750 rpm 4.9 s

Alpina XD4Edit

 
Alpina XD4 at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The Alpina XD4 debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.[42] It is fitted with a modified version of the B57 diesel engine with four turbochargers,[43] and outputs 285 kW (382 hp) and 770 Nm.[44][45] The XD4 is the fastest accelerating diesel-powered production SUV, and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 4.6 s and has a top speed of 268 km/h (167 mph).[46] It is available in left-hand drive markets only.[47]

Production and salesEdit

Year Production Sales
Europe[48] U.S.[49]
2014 21,688[50] 10,845 2,653
2015 55,050[51] 23,380 6,429
2016 58,055[52] 24,840 4,989
2017 52,167[5] 21,881 5,198
2018 66,792[53] 17,943 4,323
2019 61,569[54] 26,434 8,758
2020 55,237[55] 16,981 7,677

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