Originally expected to make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 2015 BMW X4 has instead been unveiled online and will actually debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.
The German automaker is billing the X4 as a Sports Activity Coupe, much like it does its X6 model, and will be offered in two trim levels for the North American market: X4 xDrive28i and X4 xDrive35i. The X4 xDrive28i model will be powered by the brand’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque while the more powerful X4 xDrive35i will feature 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque from a 3.0-liter powerplant. Both engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive, the automaker’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.
Compared to the X3, the X4 is 0.6 inches longer but 1.5 inches lower with a more aggressive design that more resembles the X6 model. Naturally, BMW will offer the X4 with a sportier M Aerodynamics package with sporty suspension and a choice of 19- or 20-inch wheels to go along with the more aggressive styling.
Inside, the X4 boasts 17.7 to 49.4 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to its 40:20:40 split rear bench. Standard is a power tailgate that can be had with Smart Opener, allowing it to be opened with a movement of the foot. The BMW X4 also receives the new iDrive Controller with touchpad. Optional on the BMW X4 is a full-color Head-Up Display that projects important driving information and assistance systems onto the windshield.
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The 2015 BMW X4 xDrive28i will be priced from $45,625 including destination while the X4 xDrive35i will start at $48,925.
Production of the 2015 BMW X4 will begin this spring in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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