Fifteen years ago the automotive landscape changed when BMW introduced the Sports Activity Vehicle with the launch of the X5 in 1999. What started as a single model has spawned an entire X range comprising the BMW X1, X3, X5, X5 M, X6 and X6 M variants; and now these successful models will be joined by the all new BMW X4.
During its launch at the Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive’s BMW showroom, the first-ever BMW X4’s character was unleashed at the BMW X display area in the presence of distinguished members of the media who were invited to the event.
“We are extremely proud to present another pioneering concept and design from the BMW X family,” said Yousuf Al Qatami, General Manager of Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive.
“The new BMW X4 stands out from the crowd with its striking design that makes a statement. We are indeed thrilled to be able to bring to the Kuwaiti market the all new BMW X4 which will add to our X model success story.”
“As the new BMW X4 fuses the quintessential power of an X model with the aesthetics of a classic coupé, and its dynamic contours and coupé-style silhouette transforming every road into a stage on which it is the undisputed star of the show, we are extremely confident that it won’t be for long before the X4 becomes another undisputed market leader in Kuwait,” he added.
Visually, the new BMW X4 combines impressive sports car performance and Sports Activity Vehicle versatility with the elegance of a coupé.
From the front, the car is immediately recognisable as a member of the BMW X family: The large air intakes positioned on the outer edges of the front end and the precise character lines in the front apron lend the X4 a more muscular and agile appearance. And the car’s wide track, visually low centre of gravity, long wheelbase and pronounced wheel arches emphasise its good road holding.
The coupé-like roofline of the BMW X4 reaches its highest point over the front seats, reflecting the traditional driver focus of BMW cars, before dropping gently down towards the trailing edge of the tailgate. These stretched lines underline the sporting coupé character of the X4 particularly effectively. The standalone design of the BMW X4 is further reinforced by the fresh interpretation of the signature swage line running along the sides of models.
The generously sized interior of the new BMW X4 combines sportiness and exclusivity with high-level functionality. Every control element is angled towards the driver, for optimal ergonomics. Occupants in the new model enjoy an elevated seating position, with the front and rear seats. Equally impressive is the load capacity available (500–1,400 litres), which can be used in a wide variety of ways thanks to the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat bench. Everyday usability is further enhanced by the standard-fitted automatically opening tailgate. This can be further specified with the Comfort Access Option for extra convenience, which allows it to be opened with a movement of the foot.
The BMW X4 is equipped with BMW ConnectedDrive features that comprise a plethora of Driver Assistance systems that provide the driver with safety, convenience and infotainment at an unmatched level. Some of these include high-resolution, full-colour Head-Up Display, which projects all important driving information and the assistance systems displays into the driver’s field of view. What’s more, the latest-generation Navigation System Professional with ECO PRO route guidance now teams up with the iDrive Touch Controller whose touchpad allows texts e.g. a navigation destination – to be easily inputted by using a finger.
Safety and convenience can be further enhanced by optional premium features like the anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant, Driving Assistant Plus including Pedestrian and Collision Warning, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Lane Departure Warning. Available as options are Lane Change Warning, Surround View and the Parking Assistant, which steers the car autonomously into parking spaces parallel to the road.
The BMW X4 will be available with two powerful engines, all with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Topping the range is the BMW X4 xDrive35i with a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine delivering a maximum output of 225 kW/306 hp and propelling the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. In addition, the xDrive28i has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivering 180 kW/245 hp and goes from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.
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