Compared to its predecessor, the new X4 is bigger and more spacious, yet weighs 110 lbs (50 kg) less. It’s also packed full of BMW’s latest gadgetry and boasts a redesigned cabin.
Aesthetically, the 2019 X4 is more muscular, with a much larger front grille, adaptive LED headlights and sharper taillights with a 3D surface design. Its rear end still sort of reminds us of the Mercedes GLC Coupe, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This particular car, on display at BMW’s Abu Dhabi showroom, is an xDrive30i M Sport model finished in what looks like Sophisto Grey. It also has a really nice red leather interior with lots of contrast stitching and wood trim.
Unlike the first X4, this new one has a more driver focused cabin, with a lower instrument panel and a higher seating position. There’s also more legroom in the back, a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture and voice-control functions, plus a wide array of active safety systems.
The X4 xDrive30i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot with 252 PS (248 HP) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and maxes out at 149 mph (240 km/h).