BMW just announced the all-new, second generation 2019 BMW X4. Of course, this new rendition of BMW’s crossover (or “Sports Activity Coupe”, as they call it) comes with some styling changes, as well as a few technological updates. This vehicle aims to please in both handling and utility. BMW say that they have significantly improved both of these areas with the 2019 model.
To improve handling, BMW have drastically changed the proportions of the X4. The wheelbase is 2.1 inches longer, with overall length increasing by 3 inches. Further, the X4 has been widened an extra 1.4 inches. BMW have also lowered the height of the car by 0.1 inches, all in hopes to lower the center of gravity and improve driving dynamics. Such dynamics are sort of BMW’s thing, and they claim the new X4 actually has perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
Power is supplied by a couple different engine choices. First is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo that makes 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels thanks to an 8-speed automatic transmission. According to BMW, this setup is enough to get you to 60 MPH in 6.0 seconds flat.
If you should need more power, there is an M Performance model available. Under the hood is a 3.0L straight-six that makes 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The M Performance model still has the same 8-speed automatic transmission. However, 0-60 is over with in a rapid 4.6 seconds.
Inside, the most notable change is a significantly larger optional infotainment screen. The new unit is 10.25 inches in total, following the industry trend towards large touchscreen displays.
You may be wondering how much money this new 2019 BMW X4 is going to cost. $50,450 is the base price for the X4 430i (four-cylinder), while the M Performance starts at $60,450. BMW says the new X4 will hit showroom floors in July of this year.