The previous-gen car was not sold in India but this one is expected to arrive in the country, late this year. The X4 will launch post the X3’s launch in May 2018 with which it shares a lot in terms of powertrain, chassis and equipment. It will debut at the Geneva motor show and the company has worked a lot on this car’s handling and driving dynamics.
There will be a range of petrol and diesel engines – a 2.0-litre petrol in 184hp and 252hp states of tune, a 2.0-litre diesel in 190hp and 231hp tunes, a 360hp, 3.0-litre petrol mill and a 326hp, 3.0-litre diesel motor. In India though, it will share engines with the X3, so it could be powered by the 252hp, xDrive30i four-cylinder petrol, the 190hp, xDrive20d four-cylinder diesel and the 265hp, xDrive30d six-cylinder diesel. They will be mated to an eight-speed gearbox.
On the inside, once again, it will share bits with the third-gen X3, including its latest iDrive infotainment system (that comes with either a 6.5-inch display as standard or an optional 10.3-inch one). This unit offers voice and gesture control, as standard. Paddle shifters are also available as standard fitment for higher-spec trims. All models of the X4 come with standard M Sport suspension and speed-sensitive electro-mechanical Servotronic steering.
When BMW does bring the New X4 to India, it will rival the Land Rover Evoque.