Based on the same platform as the X3, the 2019 BMW X4 new SUV is 14 millimeters longer. Interesting, it is even 36 millimeters lower than its sibling. That ranks X4 above X3, but still under X5 in size classification. Visually, fans can immediately notice a far greater resemblance to the large SUV in the range. These two are very similar right from the 2014 and the first edition of the X4.
The interior of the 2019 BMW X4 doesn’t bring anything new. The design and ergonomics of all X-Class crossovers are fairly uniform in terms of the interior. However, due to a different concept in relation to the X3, the X4 sits noticeably lower and closer to the asphalt.
2019 BMW X4 Features and Equipment
The 2019 BMW X4 will come with a more robust equipment than the X3. Some of these are xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and sport variable steering. Larger SUV carries 18-inch wheels, comfort gets a boost from heated front seats, and automatic opening of the tailgate is making a life easier. Finally, the “M” equipment, with 19-inch wheels, sports suspension, characteristic “M” details, and, of course, sports seats will also be offered once again.
The M40i model of the 2019 BMW X4 is definitely the most interesting crossover in the lineup. It doesn’t change only the engine, but also interior. If you thought that cabin of this luxurious SUV can’t be more elegant and comfortable, the M40i is there to prove everyone wrong. Leather upholstery with at least 6 color combinations for seats and stitching would be enough for some. Even dashboard comes in 4 different trims. Finally, the 2019 X4 M40i will have optional 20-inch wheels for more aggressive appearance.
2019 BMW X4 Engines
When we talk about engines, the 2019 BMW X4 will initially offer six different powertrain units. Three of them are turbo-diesel mills. Other three are petrol engines. Two of them come with a turbocharger. The diesel lineup starts with 190 hp and 295lb-ft rated xDrive20d. The xDrive30d comes with 260 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Top of the diesel range is the xDrive35d engine that produces 315 horses and even 470 pound-feet of twisting power.
On the gasoline end, the base model is going to be the xDrive20i, with 184 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the other two will come with a turbocharger. The xDrive28i is capable to burst 250 horses and 260 lb-ft, and the strongest xDrive35i can crunch 310 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque.
Converted to performance, even the weakest diesel unit will reach 60 mph in 8 seconds. The company declares the fuel economy rating of 45 mpg. However, in real life, this number will much lower. The 2019 BMW X4 is faster with the strongest petrol unit. It needs only 5 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph. However, it increases fuel consumption. Owners of previous editions couldn’t achieve over 33 mpg on the highway. The least fuel-friendly drivetrain is xDrive35i with fuel economy under 25 mpg.
The 2019 X4 is going to use a 6-speed automatic transmission. BMW is developing the new one, but we will rather like to see the old one. This box is praised for its smooth work, and it also boosts overall fuel economy. On the other hand, the new transmission will take some time to show all advantages and weaknesses.
2019 BMW X4 Release Date and Price
The 2019 BMW X4 will debut probably in New York. Five years ago, spectators saw it for the first time at the same place. However, Auto Show in Big Apple will draw the attention of fans all over the world. The base units of the upcoming X4 crossover will cost around $50,000. It is a $2,000 compared to current vehicle. On the other hand, the M40i trim will cost no less than $60,000. With so many options, it is not hard to tune the X4 crossover and get a much higher price. For example, the M Sport package for the base models costs $1,700. Also, buyers can add cold weather package or features for easier parking. Of course, there are upper trims of these packages, as well as the Premium one with lumbar support and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Definitely, the German carmakers don’t spare each other wherever they compete for more buyers. It is a matter of prestige. So, the 2019 BMW X4 will face Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC coupe as its main rivals. Also, in luxurious class, we can find Land Rover Range Rover and Infiniti QX50 being more popular in recent years.