The Company is on an overdrive to revamp its portfolio with the new model 2018 BMW X4. It is particularly keen on revamping and expanding the X series lineup. The BMW X4 is kind of a coupé version of sibling X3. It competes with Porsche Macan and Range Rover Evoque. The X4 is also included in this lineup and it will get a moderate revamp, as per industry news. It will get changes in exterior styling, cabin, and powertrain.
2018 BMW X4 – Lightweight Construction:
The 2018 BMW X4 is going to be developed on a new flexible modular architecture and it will be RWD enabled. The new lightweight construction is going to result in the creation of a vehicle that is lighter than the existing model. The new model will also have more cabin space and seating system will also be made more flexible. There will be 2 trims- xDrive28i and M40i but BMW may add more for 2018. It is likely that the next version of X4 will still have the coupe style slanting roof, resulting in reduced rear-seat headroom and cargo space. The four-door, five-passenger setup will remain. The cabin material quality is absolutely top notch.
The 2018 BMW X4 is likely to be also loaded with advanced safety features. The expected safety features are antilock disc brakes, stability control, airbags, rear parking sensors, and BMW Assist eCall. The company’s Driver Assistance package brings in rearview camera and front parking sensors. There is a Driver Assistance Plus package which adds active blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and also an adaptive cruise control.
The base trim is likely to get features like 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED taillights, automatic adaptive xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, 2 zones automatic climate control, sunroof, premium vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel. It will also get enhanced version of BMW Assist emergency telematics and HD radio. It will have several package options like M Sports package and Premium package. The M40i gets, even more, features and better audio system. Buyers can opt for the Cold Weather package and Technology package. The iDrive infotainment system of BMW is a joy to use and it comes with several useful features.
2018 BMW X4 – Turbocharged Engine:
The 2018 BMW X4 may have the same engines used in its predecessor. The base trim may get a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the M40i may get a 3.0-liter turbocharged unit. But for 2018, both unit’s output may be enhanced. They are likely to be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. If the models are equipped with optional electronic damper control, the ride quality is really enhanced.
2018 BMW X4 – Rumors Date and Expected Price:
The new model will be released in late 2017. The pricing will start at $46,000 while the M40i price may be close to $60,000.
Summing it up:
The 2018 BMW X4 is a nice coupe-styled SUV that is not exactly aimed for hardcore off-roading. The styling changes are welcome and engines are quite powerful. Apart from the lack of cargo space and cramped rear seats, it scores well on every front.