Earlier, we reported that BMW will launch the new X4 SUV in India by the first half of 2019. That apart, BMW has also confirmed that the product will be imported as a completely knocked down unit (CKD) and assembled at BMW's Chennai plant. The new BMW X4 is based on the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform that also underpins the X3, and shredded around 50kg of weight from its predecessor.
The exterior of the new X4 SUV gets a coupe like shape and features company’s signature twin-kidney grille up front, twin-pod LED headlamps and the LED fog lamps are placed on the front bumper. At the rear, it gets sleek L-shaped LED taillamps and a dual-tone bumper. The interior is closely similar to the X3 SUV and would come packed with a redesigned dashboard. In terms of features that will have the latest iDrive infotainment system with either a standard 6.5-inch display or a 10.3-inch system. The X4 has a 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. It gets features like 3-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a panoramic sunroof. Compared to its previous generation, the new model is longer and wider that would makes roomier.
Mechanically, we can expect the BMW X4 to be offered with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 249bhp with 350Nm of torque, and a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine that develops 261bhp with 620Nm of torque. In the international, the petrol version can do 0 to 100kmph in just 6.3 seconds and the same can be done with the diesel version in 5.8 seconds. Both the engine will come paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending drive to all four wheels.