BMW X4 LAUNCHED
First of the cars to be manufactured at the BMW Chennai plant
BMW is playing it rough with a no holds barred aggressive stance this year it seems. With just 20 days into the new year, the X4 has come to Indian shores, or made onthe Indian shores.
That’s’ right folks, the new BMW X4will be manufactured in India at their Chennai plant, giving the car economical advantage over others.
Ok so let’s start at the beginning, BMW has opted to give both diesel and petrol variants to the X4 in India. The diesel variant, The X4 xDrive20d M Sport X Priced at Rs 60.6 lakh (ex-showroom)is equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 190PS of maximum power and 400Nm of peak torque. This engine comes paired with BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, and the powertrain is capable enough to propel the X4 forward with enough grunt to take it past the 100kmph mark in flat 8 seconds (BMW’s claimed figure).
The petrol variant is the one which should make you going all gaga, if performance and thills are what you seek
The X4 xDrive30i M Sport X is fine tuned to a 2.0litre petrol engine that makes max power of 252PS and 350Nm of peak power. The 100 km/hr mark is breached in merely 6.3 secs(BMW’s claimed figure). It too is paired with BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission for effortless shifts.
The X4 practically borrows its persona from the new- gen X3 however is a bit sportier than the X3 in its presentation and feel. The massive kidney grille that we have come to expect of a Beemer are right there, the signature LED headlamps, a massive macho bumper makes the X4 looks like a sporty hulk of a machine.
Add to that the all black sporty interiors, the X4 is definitely a steal of a sporty XUC coupe at the price range.
List of M Sport X package (which will be featured in the X4):
BMW has recognized the fact that the SUV segment is picking up in India and has lined up this perfect sporty luxurious SUV in-between the X3 and X5. Earlier I was a bit skeptic as to the value proposition that the X4 will bring, however with the expected price range and the host of features up for grabs, the X4 is a right step and an important product from the german brand.