BMW X4

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BMW X4
'15 BMW X4.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production March 28, 2014–
Assembly BMW US Manufacturing Company (Greer, South Carolina, USA)
Designer Christopher Weil
Body and chassis
Class Compact luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Related BMW X3, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series
Powertrain
Engine
  • 2.0L turbo I4 (petrol & diesel)
  • 3.0L turbo I6 (petrol & diesel)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Length 4,671 mm (183.9 in)
Width 2,089 mm (82.2 in) (inc. mirrors)
Height 1,624 mm (63.9 in)
Kerb weight 1,805–1,935 kg (3,979–4,266 lb)

The BMW X4 is a compact luxury crossover SUV introduced in 2014, manufactured by the German automaker BMW at its United States factory in South Carolina.

It was initially announced in 2013 as a concept car and was formally launched at the 2014 New York International Auto Show with sales starting in Spring 2014.

The X4 shares powertrains with the X3, including a variety of four and six-cylinder engines in both petrol and diesel format. It will be slightly larger than the X3 but smaller than the X5.

BMW Concept X4 (2013)[edit]

It is a concept vehicle under the Sports Activity Coupe category, with full-LED headlights, coupe-style roofline, full-sized inner element replicates the signature BMW “L” shape in three-dimensional form.[1][2]

The vehicle was unveiled very glamarously in Auto Shanghai 2013.[1]

BMW X4 (2014-)[edit]

BMW X4 Rear

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 New York International Auto Show and is expected to arrive at BMW dealers in the spring of 2014.,[3][4] followed by 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014,[5] 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.[6] The BMW X4 can go from 0-62 mph in 5.8 seconds and has a total top speed of 145 mph.[7]

Early models included xDrive20i, xDrive28i, xDrive35i, xDrive20d, xDrive30d, xDrive35d.[8][9]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Engine type/code Power, torque@rpm
xDrive20i 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5200-6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250-4500
xDrive28i 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000-6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4800
xDrive35i 2014- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800-6400, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
Diesel engines
Model Years Engine type/code Power, torque@rpm
xDrive20d 2014- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1750-2500
xDrive30d 2014- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@1500-3000
xDrive35d 2014- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30TOP) 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)@4400, 630 N·m (465 lb·ft)@1500-2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
xDrive20i 2014- 8-speed Steptronic
xDrive28i 2014- 8-speed Steptronic
xDrive35i 2014- 8-speed Steptronic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
xDrive20d 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed Steptronic
xDrive30d 2014- 8-speed Steptronic
xDrive35d 2014- 8-speed Steptronic

Production[edit]

Production of the vehicle will be in BMW's $900 million Spartanburg plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States where BMW has committed to a further $900 million investment through 2014.[10] As a result, the X4 will increase plant production capacity from 300,000 to 350,000 units per year, according to the company's development chief Herbert Diess.[11]

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