The 2019 BMW X4 Isn't Your Dad's BMW Sports Coupe

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The X4 has received a more premium feel for the 2019 model year.

The range of options has been extended, and now includes a huge two-pieces panoramic glass roof with electric sun-blind, electrically adjustable and heatable seats with active ventilation, three-zone climate control, an Ambient Air package that ionises the air and perfumes it with your choice of eight fragrances.

Set to enter production in August 2018, the most powerful petrol engine will be the 3.0-litre, six-cylinder in the M40i model. BMW fits the vehicle with iDrive Touch Controller, intelligent voice control, and an optional 75% larger HUD. The new BMW also receives Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist systems, as standard.

Prices for the latest X4 start from £42,900 - an increase of more than £4000 on the outgoing vehicle.

The M40d, priced from £55,315, offers 326hp, gets from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, has official combined fuel economy of 44.1mpg, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 170g/km. That equates to more space inside, particularly for rear passengers, while the boot has also grown to 525 litres, meaning it should be practical enough for most families.

It's also got it where it counts, with the Performance Model rocking an inline six-cylinder engine.

The all-new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.0 - 5.4 l/100 km; Carbon dioxide emissions combined: 209 - 142 g/km) makes its mark by delivering individuality, dynamism and innovation in far greater doses.

However, BMW has made a decision to forward the second-generation X4 quite prematurely probably due to the state of the competition. A large, free-standing 10.25-inch infotainment screen is standard and dominates the center stack. The figure rises to £55,315 for the range-topping X4 M40d trim. That means prices starting just below the £40,000 mark and climbing to £50,000 and above for sportier M models. 20-inch wheels are standard fit, with 21s on the typically vast options list. The navigation comes with a few extra goodies, including an on-street parking information system that will show colors indicating the probability of finding parking in select areas.

Apple and Android phones are fully supported, as are their respective smart watches, along with Amazon Alexa and Google Home personal assistants; BMW suggests that a route could be planned via any of these methods before being transferred to your auto, based on calendar entries and other information.

The four-wheel-drive system operates in conjunction with a standard Performance Control function (which provides torque-vectoring) and BMW's Driving Experience Control system (which allows the driver choose between Sport, Comfort and Eco-Pro drive modes).