BMW X4 Review
Standing high as one of the “German Big 3”, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world, the German carmaker BMW has been successful to fetch itself an outstanding glory. Adding to its glory another successor of the company is the BMW X4, which is a compact luxury crossover introduced by the German giant in the year 2014 in the New York International Auto Show. The crossover shares powertrains with the X3 sibling and is slightly larger than it but smaller than the X5 version. The company has designed the car with a coupe-style roof line and expects to find a business with a particular section of buyers craving an ultra-stylish and elegant crossover.
Engine, mileage and variants
The exclusively designed SUV comes in 5 faces for the Philippines markets, namely – the xDrive20i, xDrive28i and the xDrive 35i petrol variants, with this the xDrive20d and xDrive30d diesel variants. The most ferocious xDrive35i petrol variant of the SUV is pumped-in life by the 2979cc TwinPower Turbo petrol engines with TwinScroll turbocharger, Valvetronic, double Vanos and High Precision Injection, which pours out a maximum power of 306 hp between 5800 to 6400 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque between 1200 to 5000 rpm. Mated to this efficient powerplant is the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission which allows you to establish a speed of 100km/h from naught in just 5.5 seconds. While, for the efficiency seekers the most efficient xDrive20d diesel variant of the car is powered by the 2.0-litre 4 cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel engine, which buys a stretch of 100km for 5.0 to 5.4 litres of fuel.
The urge for the car is a great factor of its exterior design, owing to this fact the exterior designers of the car have perfectly shown their polished skills while designing an distinctive exterior for the car. The car features one of the most aerodynamically and artistically crafted exteriors in the SUV range. The ravishing front look of the car is characterised by the solemnly expressive double kidney grille, the integrated double-round headlights extending from the kidney grille with full LED option, muscular front bumper design with large air-inlets and the robust shoulder details which extends to the rear. The car features an exclusive and impressive coupe-style roofline, trendy and tough light alloy wheels, detailed side edges that adds the air of dynamics and the particularly sporty rear lights. This distinctive wide and elongated look of the enchanting SUV is a conduct of its calculated exterior dimensions, reading – 4671 mm x 1881 mm x 1624 mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2810 mm. The car hints its dynamic off-road capabilities in its high ground clearance of 204 mm.
Owing to the impeccable efforts of the interior designers the car features a luxurious amount of comfort in its interiors. The 'touch and feel' luxury and the convenient technology incorporated in the car's interior is worth cherishing. The driver is gifted with a purely ergonomically designed cockpit integrated with features like the soul intuitive infotainment system with touchscreen integrated BMW Navigation System Professional and iDrive touch controller, BMW head-up display, sporty leather steering wheel and exclusively designed gear selector. The features adding comfort to the car includes the large and comfortable leather seats with plenty of headroom and legroom and elevated seat position offering a perfect view to all the occupants, the Harmon Kardon surround-sound audio system with 16 speakers and efficient air conditioning system. The car with this allows you to extend your cargo space from the capacious 500 litres to the ultra-spacious 1400 litres with the standard feature of 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
The comfortable and delightful interiors of the luxury compact SUV are safe too, thanks to the engineers for installing an extensive list of required safety features along with the safety assists. This list includes the variable sport steering, ABS (Antilock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Lane-Departure warning, Front Collision warning, Pedestrian warning and City Collision mitigation, parking assists and front, side and curtain airbags. The required retardation produced on the wheels is a product of the efficient braking system consisting of disc brakes on all four wheels.
The stylish and commanding exterior body of the car with the BMW logo embossed on the head of the car clearly gives you an assurance of a luxuriously comfortable and ultra-safe interiors. The SUV is undoubtedly designed for sports and will surely please the sports loving devil in you. However, the not so competitive price of the car may trouble you a little bit.