Can the 2015 BMW X4 carve out the next niche of the compact to midsize crossover market? BMW calls is the Sport Activity Coupe. It sits tall, has a sloping coupe-like roof-line, and is currently the only X class BMW that is solely available in xDrive all-wheel-drive flavor. It’s the fifth X class vehicle, but the rest of its siblings can now be had in rear-wheel-drive sDrive as well.
This is the xDrive35i model with BMW’s ubiquitous and stellar 3.0L turbocharged straight-six with 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. BMW is continuing to refine the motor, and (if you can believe it) they say the maximum 300 lb-ft of twist are available between 1,200 – 5,000 rpm. That is one wide and flat torque curve. You get full push right off idle. This is very impressive. It also won’t kill you at the pump with a rating of 19 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.
The base price for the X4 xDrive28i is $44,700. That is a 240 horsepower four-cylinder version that gets 28 MPG on the highway. The xDrive35i starts at $48,000, and as with any BMW can be optioned to over $61,000. Naturally, you can get all the bells and whistles: all LED headlights, premium leather, adaptive cruise control, cold weather package, heads up display, and much more.
Check out this TFLcar Top 3 Likes and Dislikes video on the all-new 2015 X4. What do you think? Is there more to like or dislike about this latest Sport Activity Coupe?