No, it’s not an SUV. But it is a BMW.
The BMW X4, along with the rest of the X series, breaks the mold. When BMW branched into crossover territory, they didn’t build just another – in a long line, we might add – sports utility vehicle. They invented the Sports Activity Vehicle, thus “fusing ample space with dynamic power and sleek design.” The result: a stunning coupe that’s fully-equipped to make your next adventure not only possible, but unforgettable.
X Marks the Spot
It’s like a crossover. It’s like a sports car. You might expect the BMW X4 to have an identity crisis – until you get to know it. Yes, it does have the ample cargo capacity and profile of a crossover. And yes, it does have the gutsy performance of a sport-oriented vehicle. But no, there’s no identity crisis here: it’s a BMW from bumper to bumper.
Let’s take a look at some vital statistics so you can get a sense of how the X4 performs:
|Engine||2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder|
|0-60 Acceleration||6.0 seconds|
|Top Speed||130 mph|
|Transmission||8-speed Sport Automatic with Sport and Manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters|
|Fuel Economy||20 city / 28 highway|
|Cargo Capacity||17.7–49.4 cubic feet|
(Specifications given for the X4 xDrive28i. The performance model, X4 M40i boosts the horsepower, torque, and top speeds for a sports-oriented experience.)
The X4 has the power and handling capabiltiy you need to tackle any road. The inline 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine releases 240 horses and generates 260 lb-ft of torque. It is gutsy right out of the gate, and the thrust will get your own heart racing. Thanks to BMW innovations such as High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic and Double VANOS technologies, the engine is smooth, quiet, and lightweight (that last quality helps boost fuel efficiency as well).
With an 8-speed STEPTRONIC transmission, you’ll be able to acheive incredibly nuanced driving and ultimate control- all with seamless, quick transitions. The ability to operate the X4 as a manual adds yet another layer of enjoyment to every ride, especially with the sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
BMW pours a host of other performance-enhancing feature into this Sports Activity Coupe, including:
- xDrive. This is the brand’s “intelligent” all-wheel drive system. It continually monitors road conditions. If it detects slippage, it diverts power to the wheel with the best traction for added stability and control even in less-than-ideal situations.
- Performance Control. While all-wheel, you can still enjoy the sporty character of BMW’s classic rear-wheel design. Performance Control distributes power between the rear wheels. This boosts agility and handling capability. Find the twistiest road you can, and you’ll see the difference that this makes.
- Variable Sport Steering. This feature adjusts the steering ratio and force to adapt to various driving conditions. For example, if you are racing along that winding road, it allows for more agility. If you’re pulling into a parking lot, you have increased flexibility to fit into your spot.
These systems, as well as BMW’s array of advanced safety and technological features, combine to create a unique sports coupe that is ready to go when you are and willing to take you places other cars fear to tread. And do so in exemplary style!
Aesthetic Appeal of BMW M4
When it comes to appearance, the BMW X4 is in a class by itself. It features a coupe-inspired roofline, an agressive front bumper, and a lowered center of gravity. The muscular vehicle simply looks powerful. Given the engine it’s packing and the platform on which it is built, this is one time that you can accurately “judge a book by its cover.”
Designers were inspired by the sporty exterior and created a cabin that features low seating positions, 8-way power adjustable seats or optional 10-way power adjustable front Sport seats (M Sport), a high gloss black instrument panel, burl walnut wood trim with pearl gloss chrome accent, comfortable SensaTec upholstery, a 3-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with paddle shifters and controls for cruise, audio, and Bluetooth wireless for hands-free communication.
All of this lends to the feeling that you are in the cockpit of a racecar. From the sleek instrument panel to the high-tech gadgets (such as iDrive, BMW’s industry-leading infotainment system), you experience driving at its finest.
Learn more about the X4 from a trusted BMW dealer in Florida. One test drive, and you’ll be convinced: this Sports Activity Coupe is a mold-breaking vehicle. It’s time to break a few molds of your own. Explore new places, stop letting weather sidetrack your plans, seek adventure – and find it.