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The new BMW X4: the art of disguise

The Bavarian firm in absentia introduced the mid-size kupeobrazny crossover of the second generation. The live premiere will take place in March at the Geneva motor show.

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The new BMW X4 is larger, roomier and more practical than its predecessor, but prettier? Look at the pictures: in some angles the car had a hump in the area of junction of roof and boot door. Obviously, the designers sought to add space above the heads of rear seat passengers and made the roof less sloping, but before them was a task to keep kupeobrazny silhouette to the difference between the models X3 and X4 was obvious, otherwise it would lose meaning. When viewed from astern bulge is hardly noticeable, the car looks sleek and elegant, but in the three quarter front and side, it’s hard to shake the feeling some dissonance. However, the main thing that the customers liked.

In Russia, by the way, sales of the BMW X4 for the last year with overall brisk growth of the market has fallen dramatically: in 2017 were sold 1807 copies, while in 2016 — 2756. Affected, probably, the appearance in the sale in mid-2016 main competitor — kupeobrazny crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: last year, he found in Russia 2118 buyers.

BMW X4 second generation will try to take Mercedes revenge, for that he in principle has everything you need. His length is now 4752 mm (81 mm compared with the predecessor) and wheelbase 2864 mm (+54 mm), the claimed ground clearance of 204 mm. the Boot also became larger: it now gets from 525 to 1430 liters, the drive cover is included in the basic package.

The look of Chuck, the new X4 is almost same as the latest X3, but feed, of course, the original, with a narrow horizontal led lights (Yes, almost the same as the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe). In M Sport and M Sport X front bumper flaunts a flared air intakes and design “fangs”.

The interior is, in essence, exactly the same as X3, with the iDrive system of the latest generation, digital instrument panel, projection color display, voice and gesture control and other digital electronic “chips”, without which the unthinkable is now a premium vehicle.

Claimed gamma modification currently includes seven positions, three petrol and four diesel: xDrive20i (184 HP), xDrive30i (252 HP), M40i (360 HP) and xDrive20d (190 HP) xDrive25d (231 HP), xDrive30d (265 HP) and M40d (326 HP). Transmission of one — 8-speed hydromechanical automatic Steptronic.

It features M-specific versions in addition to design include more powerful brakes, adaptive suspension, limited-slip rear differential, menacingly growling exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels (other modifications based on the default 18-inch).

The new BMW X4 will appear next summer, with prices yet to be announced. Currently, the Russian dealers offer X4 the first generation, the most accessible version xDrive20d costs 3 140 000.

  • In the autumn of last year in Russia started selling compact kupeobrazny SUV BMW X2.
  • At the end of this year, BMW will introduce its great flagship crossover X7.

The new BMW X4: the art of disguise

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The new BMW X4: the art of disguise

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