German luxury automaker BMW is all set to launch the next- gen X4 in the Indian market in 2019. Though, the official launch date is still not confirmed, as it’s too early to talk about that, but the automaker has confirmed the launch to happen sometime in 2019 in the Indian market. The new BMW X4 was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and BMW will ship in the X4 as a CKD model in India that will be locally assembled at BMW’s Chennai plant.
Essentially the coupe version of the BMW X3 SUV and being termed as a SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle-as BMW likes to call it, the upcoming second– generation X4 follows the footsteps of its elder sibling BMW X6 and has officially put the foundation for BMW for a whole new niche segment. The upcoming BMW X4 gets underpinned by the same Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform as the X3, shedding the weight of 50 kg. In terms of dimension, the midsize SUV-coupe will be 81mm longer, 37mm wider and is both longer and wider than the X3.
At the exterior, the 2019 BMW X4 will offer larger air intakes and new fog lamps at the front, while the rear will get taillights and the C-pillar that have been taken from the new 4-series Gran Coupe. However, the major highlight at the exterior will be the coupe-like roofline, which runs from the front seats and down to the tail lamps.
Talking about the interior, the next- gen X4 will offer the latest iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display as standard or a 10.3-inch unit available as an option, which also gets voice and gesture control as standard. All the standard controls and switchgear that one would expect to see in a BMW along with centre console finished in high-gloss black and aluminum strips as well as the cabin done in dual- tone interior will be on offer. The centre console sports standard BMW features such as the audio controls, the large LCD screen, and Climate Control among others.
Under the hood, the upcoming BMW X4 will be offered with two engine options. While, the X4 xDrive30i will get a 2.0litre, four-cylinder petrol that makes 252hp and 350 Nm of torque, the xDrive30d will come powered by 3.0 litre, six-cylinder diesel producing 265hp and 620 Nm of torque. Also, the 30i gets a claimed 0-100 kmph time of 6.3 seconds, while the 30d is claimed to do the same in just 5.8 seconds. All the engines will come mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with all-wheel-drive as standard. Also, BMW’s Driving Experience Control system, which allows the driver choose between Sport, Comfort and Eco-Pro drive modes will also be on offer.
When launched, the BMW X4 will take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the Range Rover Evoque in the Indian market. Price for the 2019 BMW X4 is expected to start from Rs 50 lakh, ex-showroom. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further details on the upcoming BMW X4 in India.