The X3 and X4 now had to undergo beauty treatments during the model cycle period. We have already explored the X3 as a hybrid of plug-ins as well as the X4 as a top model with 510 hp. We have now loaded a six-cylinder diesel version for testing.
Of course, it is not new that you have been able to generate impressive sales with the SUV coupe version for a long time. BMW has already shown great economic success with the first generation X6. The younger brother is also one of the top sellers, especially in the payment segment.
The Sport Activity Coupé (SAC) tackles this in the rear with a slightly smaller dining room and a higher loading sill than the X3, but achieves increased playability because of its shape and handling.
Interior: Hyptic and ergonomic outline!
We didn’t feel good in fashion right away. This of course is due to the great ergonomics despite the high seating position. The seats provide first-class support but do not discourage comfort in terms of comfort even on long journeys.
Operation is also run like clockwork, because iDrive is probably the best infotainment solution currently available. It doesn’t matter if you get where you want to go using a rotating and push-pull controller, with a touch command or even with a very intelligent sound controller – three controls are definitely worth the applause.
The same applies to the first state of the interior, which doubles and triple the charge rate.
Sausage white thick sports volant feels first class in the hands and the operation is almost personal details.
The amount of load (550-1,600 liters) is slightly higher, and this also counts for the head room in the second column. Passengers over 1.75 meters must definitely reconsider the perm or hairstyle gel. But if you want to be beautiful, you must also suffer. Where the suffering in the case of the elevated BMW X4 is very mild, one has to be honest.
This also applies to the optional Harman Kardon sound system, which once again destroys sensitivity to a silky six-cylinder sound with very high quality acoustics.
Outside: A very strange number!
In addition to the front and rear adjustment steps, the laser light, which illuminates the road up to 650 meters, is very impressive. So driving at night almost becomes a day here – here you should also praise the top beam assistant, which works great. And with the exception of support programs: Dear BMW Engineers, please redesign the road maintenance assistant, which will require a little more attention.
But that is a very high level of murmuring. Let’s get back to the outer skin of the BMW X4 raised face. Here we are very fascinated by the background, because with the narrow back lights and a spectacular roof line, you can even see real exhaust dummies, which you would have wanted from the Swabians for a long time.
A major attraction is the wide swing gate, which gives the X4 the much-needed SAC touch.
Address: The formula for success!
In fact, you could talk for days at a time about a variety of electrical enhancements, which you can use as part of a complete electric motor, in fact, there is nothing wrong with that. But especially on long-distance routes, the compression engine proves its pioneering role, especially with six combustion chambers, even at fuel prices. Switching to the new era is masterfully implemented by BMW, because customers can decide for themselves: whether it is a plug-in mixer, a non-hybrid diesel engine, Power M or full power. True to the motto: “Live and live”.
And this is where BMW can earn a mark using the impressive technology that has been updated for decades. Because despite the sporty driving style, a lot of luggage on board and not the best weather, we were able to achieve an average consumption of only 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers for about 800 kilometers and X4 30d including standard xDrive technology. It is a kind of success formula, so to speak, that puts diesel with high potential alive and that is a good thing.
We are still talking about the internal diesel diesel and the amazing 210 kW / 286 hp and 650 Nm. This power is transmitted to all four wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.
As with the two-liter version, the 30d also has a non-powered hybrid 48V technology, which makes the so-called beach process one of the attractions, especially at long distances.
First of all, in fact, the activation of Game Mode is interesting, where the elevated BMW X4 sharpens its already straight and precise steering wheel, reacts instantly with minimal gas pedal impact and even at sharp angles (such as the switching area) there. there is almost no difference and moving movements bring about a sports driving character.
Despite its high sealing capacity of more than two tons, the 30d version of the BMW X4 runs up to 100 miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds, which means that excessive maneuver can be understood with lightning speed. High torque is already available at 1,500 rpm, below which a small hybrid system provides extra power, so that sports configuration is integrated with high efficiency.
When raising the surface, the BMW X4 could not only improve its appearance, but also improve it in terms of driving. Even before the face lift, the model provided incredible driving pleasure, but now a different version of it can be tried. We also expect a six-cylinder diesel in the new generation, which will destroy us again for long trips with high efficiency and incredible dynamics.
What we like:
A combination of remarkable development of strength and high efficiency
the usual ergonomics of BMW and emotion
Strange driving dynamics
What we can improve:
Nervous System Care Support
Options pricing policy list
Fact box: BMW X4 xDrive 30d
engine / driver
Engine: A 6-cylinder diesel engine with hybrid V 48 hybrid technology
Gasoline unit: Output kW / hp: 210 kW / 286 hp
Electrical unit: Output kW / hp: 8 kW / 11 hp
System power kW / hp: 218 kW / 297 hp
Total gasoline torque: 650 Nm between 1,500 rpm and 2,500 rpm
Drive: four wheels
Gear type: 8-speed Steptronic Sport
0-100km / hour: 5.7 seconds
Maximum V: 245km / h
consumption / environment
Factory tests – including: 7 -6.1L / 100km
Gas Junky Test – Average 7.1L / 100km
CO2 emissions / emissions rate: 183-161 g / km / WLTP
Brakes / Rims / Tires
Brakes: VA: Disk brakes with internal ventilation HA: Disk brakes are airtight
Rims / Tires: 245 / 45R20
weight and dimensions
lose weight: 2,010kg
L / W / H: 4.752m / 2.138m / 1,676m
Wheel base: 2,864m
stem volume: from 550 liters to 1,600 liters
Tank capacity: 68 liters
The BMW X4 xDrive 20i (basic model) is available from: € 60,800, –
BMW X4 xDrive 30d available from: € 71.300, –
Price test car including NoVA and VAT: € 100.159, –
Paintwork M carbon black metallic € 840, –
Leather upholstery “Vernasca” sewing with red Tacora / black ornaments € 1,050.00
M Sport Package € 2,700.
20 M inch alloy wheels with 699 M talking speakers and mixed tires € 1,305.00
Internal pieces of M “Carbon Fiber” € 715.-
Business Package Plus € 2,210.-
Heat package € 1,550.-
Front and rear heating seat € 380, –
flexible chassis € 505, –
Total remote control € 220, –
Access to comfort € 505, –
No BMW Digital Key – € 65, –
The back of the trailer and the ball head spinning electronically € 925.-
Acoustic drying € 170, –
M sport brakes, red with high gloss € 590, –
Panoramic glass roof € 1,260.-
Sunscreen drying € 505, –
Electric seat adjustment and reference € 1,010.00
Lumbar support € 210, –
Absence of passenger waist support – € 85.00
Backrest width width € 100, –
€ 335, – –
Seat belt € 250, –
Ambient Air Package € 295, –
Environmental light € 310, –
Applicable Protection € 295, –
Driving assistant € 755, –
BMW laser lamp € 840, –
Parking Assistant Plus € 505, –
BMW Head Up Display € 965, –
Harman Kardon audio system € 925, –
BMW Drive Recorder € 170, –
Shade line with high gloss and expanded scope € 210, –
(c) Photo: Sebastian Poppe