2019 BMW X4 coupe-SUV spotted testing in India, launch early next year
The BMW X4 has been spotted testing in India without any camouflage ahead of its launch by the first half of next year. It is unclear from this sole image which variant this is but X4 20d seems to be our best guess. This engine is already available on the X3 in India and makes 190PS and 400Nm, mated to the 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission. The 30d could also be sold here with 265PS and 620Nm.
The BMW X4, when launched, should be priced around the Rs 55 to 60 lakh mark and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Range Rover Evoque. BMW India will be bringing in the X4 via the CKD route and assembling it at its plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from next year. More details will become available closer to the launch date. The X3 and X4 are both based on the BMW Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform and hence have much in common.
The exterior of the BMW X4 also takes design cues from the X3. The front is very similar to the more upright car but the front bumper is more aggressive with wider air intakes. The roofline is highly raked after the B-pillar and falls sharply into the boot. The car, in general, looks like a shrunken X6 and is very similar in profile. The rear design is unique and has wide LED taillamps which run into the boot lid. While the X4 shares its wheelbase with the X3, it is 44mm longer, 27mm wider and 55mm lower.
The interior of the X4 is also heavily influenced by the X3 and gets most of the features seen on that car. This includes the 10.25-inch floating infotainment display on the centre console and the 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster. Other features that might make its way to the X4 are the full-colour heads-up display, three-zone climate control, 600W Harman Kardon sound system, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and 8 airbags.
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