The 2016 BMW X4, which is to the X3 just what the X6 is to the X5: a less sensible and a lot more expensive derivative with an aggressive, coupe-like roofline. Called by former BMW main designer Chris Bangle “a spectacular declaration of elegance and energy,” the X6 has actually created just happiness for the Bavarians’ bean counters. Shown in the thinnest disguise as the X4 concept at the Shanghai auto show this previous April, the X4 will certainly share the X3’s 110.6-inch wheelbase.
Aesthetically, the X4 will certainly be a more attractive vehicle than the strangely upright X3, however with 4 doors and a massive trunk, it will certainly offer sufficient functionality to serve as an alternative to its more buttoned-down stablemate. From what we’ve seen, the X4 also appears much more aesthetically appealing compared to the 3-series Gran Turismo. The downside, naturally, is that it will amount to greater than both.
The X4 will strengthen the brand’s leadership in the crossover-coupe-SUV section, having been in the game for more than half a many years now. In that span of time, the staff in Munich has actually developed a second such design while Audi and Mercedes-Benz are still clambering to obtain their very first providings off the ground. That says crucial aspects of the willingness of BMW to take dangers.
The BMW X4 will certainly share its system with the X3, and that architecture is related to what underpins the 3-series. Electronic elements will be shared with BMW model lines up to the 7-series. The X4 will certainly be an all-wheel-drive car, but it’s feasible that the Bavarian brand will provide a more effective and lighter rear-wheel-drive variation, also.
The entry-level model in the U.S. most likely will be the X4 xDrive28i, which will use a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four; that will be complemented by the X4 xDrive35i, powered by a 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six. It is feasible, although not likely, that BMW will certainly offer a detuned 2.0-liter four-cylinder with less than 200 horsepower, or a diesel version. These versions will be supplied in various other markets, however the focus in the U.S., for now, is energy.
Competitors: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.
2016 BMW X4 Approximated Arrival and Price
The X4 will involve market following year as a 2015 version. We expect a significant fee over the X3’s base sticker of $39,775. Don’t be surprised to see beginning prices edging near the $50,000 mark.