2019 BMW X4 Detailed Ahead Of Arrival – $77k Upwards

by under News on 09 Aug 2018 11:47:26 AM09 Aug 2018

But is it worth $10k over an X3? 

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

BMW’s local office has announced official details & specifications for the incoming X4 lineup, which is expected to land in the third-quarter of 2018. With a coupe roofline, large nostrils, and the promise of a more dynamic drive, the BMW X4 will arrive in four guises, ranging from a base xDrive20i all the way up to an M40i M-Performance.

Prices are set to begin at $76,900 for the X4 xDrive20i, which uses a 2.0-litre turbo-4 petrol engine with 135kW and 290Nm. Power goes to all-four wheels via an eight-speed auto, which contributes to the 8.3-second century sprint time. For $79,900 you could get the xDrive20d which replaces that petrol mill with a diesel one, with 140kW and 400Nm on tap. This drops the century sprint time to just 8.0-seconds, and it drops fuel consumption to… an unknown level because BMW Australia just told us it’s ‘to be confirmed.’ 

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

The 20i and 20d share kit, so both cars carry things like 19-inch M alloy wheels, LED headlights & fog lights, automatic wipers & lights, 3-zone climate control, a heads-up display, electric tailgate, a 10.25-inch iDrive infotainment screen, and digital radio.

Additionally, BMW’s specced the Driving Assistant pack as standard, so buyers will enjoy the reassurance of lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, and Parking Assistant Plus, improved by a 360º camera system. Further, you’ll find sports seats with electric adjustment for the driver, a combination of Vernasca leather & fabric upholstery, and a ‘Shadow Line’ exterior design pack.

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

Step up to the $83,900 xDrive30i, and there are a host of upgrades. For starters, the 2.0-litre petrol mill up front now produces 185kW and 350Nm, while power gets sent to all-four wheels via an eight-speed ‘sports’ automatic. The X4 xDrive30i can hit 100km/h from rest in just 6.3-seconds, representing a 2-second improvement over the entry-level model. Pretty impressive.

Inside, you’ll get things like full leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry & go, and Driving Assistant Plus (which adds adaptive cruise control, forward cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with steering intervention, and side-collision warning). Unique exterior touches include adaptive LED headlights and 20-inch M alloy wheels.

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

For $109,900 you could take home the flagship of the X4 range, the X4 M40i M Performance. For that price you get an inline-6 mill under the bonnet, with an impressive 265kW and 500Nm on offer. From a standstill you can expect to hit 100km/h in 4.8-seconds, while its top speed is limited to 200km/h.

Mercifully, there’s a lot of standard kit on offer. You’ll find the car riding on 21-inch alloys, with adaptive M-sport suspension hiding behind them. There’s an M-Sport differential to ensure power goes where it’s most effective too. Step inside and you’ll note the ‘Sensatec’ leatherette dash and ‘Poplar Grain’ wood trim, along with heated front seats & a customisable ambient lighting package. If for some reason you don’t want to hear the 6-cylinder mill on song, you can drown it out with the standard 16-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system also.

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

As with any BMW, there are a myriad of options available to buyers who want to spec-up their cars. It kicks off with the $2200 Innovations package (for 20i and 20d models) that adds keyless entry & go, wireless smartphone charging, adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam, and a fully-digital instrument cluster.

For $2800 you can add the Comfort package (available on all but the M40i), which throws in ambient interior lighting, front-row lumbar support, a 12-speaker audio system (4-cylinder cars only), heated front seats, and a “choice of woodgrain interior trims.”

But for $8700, you can add the Enhance Package to your xDrive20i or xDrive20d, ‘enhancing’ them with 20-inch alloys, full-leather, keyless entry & go, ‘Galvanic control embellishers’ (we don’t know what that means), M-Sport brakes, adaptive LED headlights, digital instrument cluster, and Driving Assistant Plus.

2018 BMW X4 xDrive30i M-Sport

However, for no extra money at all, you can specify the M-Sport X package to any variant of the X4 for no extra cost. Opting for that adds design details to the grille and side cladding in ‘Frozen grey,’ throws in the M-Sport adaptive suspension, 19- or 20-inch alloys for the 4- and 6-cylinder cars respectively, and upgrades the brakes with M-Sport versions instead.

The BMW X4 is expected to go on sale in the 3rd-quarter of the year, so stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you more updates as they come.

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