The upcoming BMW X4 was recently spotted testing in India without any camouflage and with all of its badging and logos intact. The new-gen X4 Coupe SUV or as BMW likes to call it, Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), is now in its second-generation and India is expected to get it sometime in early 2019. The new BMW X4 will be a niche offering in India, positioned above the X3 and is likely to be offered in only one or maybe two engine options, only in top-end trims. While we aren't able to clearly see the variant badging on this test mule, the most-likely choice for India will be the X4 M40d.
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The BMW X4 is the second Coupe SUV from the Bavarian automaker which practically invented this body style with the X6. Like the previous-gen model, the smaller X4 is based on the new-gen BMW X3 SUV and was unveiled only early this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Visually, the rear section of the X4, which is visible in these spy images, comes with sleek wraparound taillamps, a sculpted boot, and a beefy rear bumper with a lot of cladded elements, a diffuser, and dual exhaust ports.
While we don't get to see the front section of the new BMW X4 in these images, we have already seen it before, and it looks very much like the new X3. The overall styling is more elegant though, with a larger grille and standard LED headlights, while the X4's proportions have also increased and the coupe SUV is now 81 mm longer, 37 mm wider and 3 mm shorter than the previous-gen version. The wheelbase has been increased by 54 mm, which means more legroom for the rear passengers, but a sloping roofline translates to limited headroom for second-row passengers.
The cabin of the new BMW X4 too borrows heavily from the new generation X3. Major upgrades over the older version include a new 6.5-inch display that comes as standard for the infotainment system or the optional 10.3-inch unit. The X4 also offers a new Ambient Air package which adds an ionizer as well as a fragrance diffuser, along with tri-zone climate control and ventilated front seats.
Globally, the 2019 BMW X4 will be available in a range of engine options including the 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol in different states of tune, along with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel as well. BMW will also offer 3.0-litre straight six petrol and diesel engines on the top variants, which is possibly the one we'll get. Transmission duties will be handled by an 8-speed unit on all trims, while xDrive AWD will be offered on selected versions.
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