New BMW 4 promises to deliver the X Factor

The BMW X4

The BMW X4

BMW has revealed the first images of what it describes as one of the world’s most recognisable sports activity coupés: the X4.

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the new BMW X4 will arrive in Ireland this summer with a starting price of €67,190 OTR (on the road ) for the 190hp, 2.0 diesel, whose torque peaks at 400Nm.

This version accelerates in eight seconds flat from zero to 100km/h and returns a claimed provisional average consumption of 5.6 to 5.4 l/100km (52.3 combined mpg ) and CO2 emissions of 142g/km.

Interestingly, the provisional fuel consumption and emissions figures as per the EU test cycle may vary depending on the tyre format specified.

The other mainline option is the X4 M40d (326hp ), whose torque peaks at 680Nm. It carries a price tag of €90,675 and it will take you from standstill to 100kmh in just 4.9 seconds.

It brings together the hallmark features of a BMW X model with the sporting elegance of a coupé. And it is hard to argue with a formula that saw its predecessor achieve more than 200,000 global sales since its debut in 2014.

BMW says the new X4 gains enhanced driving dynamics, more refinement, along with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and connectivity.

The range will also be enhanced by the addition of two new M Performance models: the BMW X4 M40i and M40d. BMW says these additions are to further underscore the high performance of the vehicle and to cater to customer tastes.

The new X4 is 81mm longer than its predecessor, with 54mm added to the wheelbase and 37mm extra width. It is also lower by 3mm. BMW says that all of these elements come together to give it dynamically stretched proportions that emphasise its perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

Two optional M Sport and M Sport X model variants allow drivers to tailor the appearance of the all-new BMW X4 to reflect their personal tastes. Each comes with standalone design features as well as model-specific 19-inch light-alloy wheels.

Colm Quinn BMW can be contacted on (090 ) 6465888 or by visiting www.colmquinnbmw.ie

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