2019 BMW X4 Test Drive – Drives Better than Original
Frim fastback sedans to coupe-inspired crossovers like the BMW X4, automakers have spent the last decade carving new ground with “in-between” vehicle segments.
The X4 is considered as a Sport Activity Coupe. BMW came up with this terminology when it brought the X6 for the 2018 model year. It classifies it as SUV, but does not zero in on the utility. Instead, it’s all the more about versatility that defines the new the X4.
2019 BMW X4 Greensboro NC
The immense popularity of the first generation X4 that was introduced for the 2014 model years actually prompts BMW to come up with the second generation this year. The objective is to let it compete the Mercedes Benz GLC-Couple. However, the X4 has very tight competition.
The 2019 BMW X4 is slightly longer, taller, and wider than its previous segment. BMW Greensboro promises that it would offer a bit more cabin space an actually usable rear seat. Let’s check its popularity among buyers.
Look and Feel:
Much like the original X6, the first X4 arrived with tall ride height, pronounced fenders, and slopping roof. To keep up the downsized venison of the X6, the X4 had to go way to form, and backseat headroom and cargo space suffered.
Available in either the XDrive 30i trim or the more performance oriented M40i, the X4 receives some optional packages that make it feel truly luxurious. Standard features include power-folding heated side mirrors, power rear hatch, fog lights, 19-inch wheels, panoramic moon-roof, and rain-sensing wipers.
Inside, it is offered with an audio system with 12 speakers and HD Radio, automatic climate control, 10-way power front seats, leather seats, one-touch power windows, and a large 10.20 inch iDrive touchscreen, which equips it with real time traffic information and Apple CarPlay integration.
Powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the xDrive30i generates 248 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. Moving up to the X4M40i boasts a 3.0-liter Twin-Power turbocharged 6-cylinder producing 355 horsepower and 365 pound feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to BMW’s xDrive all wheel drive system.
It receives the standard safety features including a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, impact airbags, etc. The Driving Assistance Package equips the vehicle with blind spot monitoring and lane-departure warning.
Overall the car is impressive. To ensure long life expectancy of its major and minor components, be sure to take it to the nearby BMW Greensboro NC Center.