The India-bound BMW X4 was showcased at the recently held Thai Motor Expo 2018. The more flamboyant sibling of the X3 is available in Thailand for THB 39,70,000 (INR 86,101,70).
Speaking on the design of the second-gen BMW X4, Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, said -
The second-generation BMW X4 brings together a distinctive, dynamic silhouette with a clear, pared-back use of forms.
Compared to its predecessor, the BMW X4 is 81 mm longer, 37 mm wider and 3 mm lower. This translates into an overall length of 4,572 mm, a width of 1,918 mm, and a height of 1,621 mm. The wheelbase, at 2,864 mm, sees an increment of 54 mm.
The interior of the new X4 mimics that of the 2018 BMW X3 to a great extent. The highlights of the equipment list include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster, full-colour head-up display with 70% higher projection area, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control feature, and three-zone automatic climate control.
A Vernasca leather upholstery option, which is exclusive to the X4, is available with the Tacora Red colour option, as well as in Black for the M Sport variants. Additionally, the M Sport trim features M leather steering wheel, sports seats, a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite, and exclusive interior trim strips in Aluminium Rhombicle Dark with Pearl-effect Chrome accent strips.
Powering the BMW X4 xDrive20d is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 190 hp at 4,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The motor comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels.
Compared to the earlier generation, the second-gen SAC costs mostly the same. That said, unlike the previous iteration (Codename - F26), which was available with a petrol engine option for the entry-level model, the new version (Codename - G02) is on sale only in the xDrive 20d engine variant.
Rivals of the BMW X4 in the Thai car market include Mercedes GLC250d Coupe AMG Plus (THB 3.99 million) and the Range Rover Evoque TD4 SE Plus (THB 3.799 million - 4.299 million). Expect to see the X4 in Indian dealer showrooms in early 2019.