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BMW X4 is all-new, but you probably can't tell

15 February 2018, 01:00 | Violet Powell

2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension


Makes sense, then, that following the X3's updo for 2018, the X4 is receiving a similar freshening for the 2019 model year.

Apple and Android phones are fully supported, as are their respective smart watches, along with Amazon Alexa and Google Home personal assistants; BMW suggests that a route could be planned via any of these methods before being transferred to your vehicle, based on calendar entries and other information.

The Blue Propeller Boykies say they've made it longer (81mm overall on a 54mm longer wheelbase), sleeker (37mm wider and 3mm lower) and sportier, reducing its weight by 50kg and its drag coefficient to 0.30. BMW says that the 2019 X4 is the second gen Sports Activity Coupe (but we know an SUV when we see it).

The interior, BMW suggests, is roomier and more premium in feel than the outgoing X4.

In addition to the BMW X4, the models BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 are produced for the world market at this plant. The now sole petrol option is also the most powerful, the M40i with 360hp and a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds.However two more mainstream units are expected to join the range with 186 and 255hp respectively. Boot space is rated at 525 litres with the rear seats up or 1430 litres with the seats down.

The range of options has been extended, and now includes a huge two-pieces panoramic glass roof with electric sun-blind, electrically adjustable and heatable seats with active ventilation, three-zone climate control, an Ambient Air package that ionises the air and perfumes it with your choice of eight fragrances.

There's also a Driving Assistant Plus safety package available with features including steering and lane control assistant at speeds between 0 and 130mph, lane-keeping assist with active side collision protection, and crossing traffic warning and crossroads warning systems. All are connected to BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system and the range is topped with the aforementioned M Performance models. The 2018 BMW X4 is also longer and wider than before in a bid to boost practicality.

2019 BMW X4 gets the all-new look inside and out, as well fresh engine and M Performance models. A 10.25-inch touchscreen that sits atop the dash is standard. That auto will get from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds.

There will be a few models available at launch, with the usual suspects of powertrain options as well as a new one.

The M40i also includes an adaptive suspension, a sport exhaust, M Sport brakes, and a rear-biased torque split.

Standard equipment on the X4 includes cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Order books open on Thursday 15 February.

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