BMW Malaysia introduces the all-new X4 xDrive30i M Sport, estimated price at RM380k

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Alongside the new X5 and X2 M35i, BMW Malaysia have also introduced the All-New BMW X4 to the premium automaker’s extensive portfolio of Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). The second-generation BMW X4 will be locally assembled in the country, further demonstrating BMW Group Malaysia’s commitment to growing its investments in Malaysia.

Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The BMW X4 broke new ground when it was first introduced in 2014 as a Sports Activity Coupe. Its forward-thinking design challenged the status quo with strength and versatility capable of conquering every terrain. With powerful new proportions and increased agility, the All-New BMW X4 will continue to break boundaries and deliver the thrills of driving a BMW.”

He added that globally, the BMW Group successfully delivered over 200,000 units of the BMW X4 since it was unveiled in 2014 and Malaysia had the opportunity to assemble the BMW X4 at the BMW Assembly Facilities at the Inokom Corporation Plant in Kulim, Kedah.

A leader in the Sports Activity Coupe portfolio, the All-New BMW X4 stands out with its coupe-like roofline, athletic curves and distinct M Sport characteristics. Muscular, flared wheel housings accentuate the character of a vehicle that seeks routes off the beaten path. With the distinctive M Sport aerodynamic optics, 20” M Double-spoke wheels, and M Sport Brakes, this Sports Activity Coupe is set to make a sporting and dynamic statement wherever it goes.

The eye-catching athlete.

The exterior design of the All-New BMW X4 is a case study in muscular dynamics and commanding presence. The three-dimensional design of the larger BMW kidney grille conveys a stronger presence than before. Equipped with adaptive LED headlights and high beam assistant, the All-New BWW X4 also features a long bonnet, low windscreen with acoustic glass fitted to reduce wind noise, and a coupe-style roofline for a sporty, dynamic appearance.

The All-New BMW X4 features sportier proportions with an increased length of 4,752mm (+81mm) and width of 1,918mm (+37mm). Its wheelbase is now 2,864mm (+54mm) but with a lower roofline of 1,621mm (-3mm). The rear aspect is especially distinctive. Its character is defined by an extremely athletic shoulder area as well as the slim, wrap-around taillights with their three-dimensional styling. The second-generation sports activity coupe also features the M Sport brake and 20” M light alloy Double-spoke rims in style 699M with mixed tyres.

Captivating dynamism, incredible versatility.

Powering the All-New BMW X4 is a formidable 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 185 kW / 252 hp with a peak torque output of 350 Nm. It has a top speed of 240 km/h and can do the century sprint in just 6.3 seconds. All of these are achieved with a combined fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 km of travel and a combined CO2 emission of 178g/km. The engine is complemented by an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that enables faster gear changes and comes with shift paddles on the steering wheel along with a Launch Control function.

The remarkably modified chassis provides even better agility. The higher percentage of light-weight aluminium and high-strength steel components has reduced the vehicle’s weight by up to 50 kilograms, offering the best-in-class Cd value of 0.30. Its centre of gravity is now even lower than before. Benefiting from an almost perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, the All-New BMW X4 presents superior steering precision, more agile handling and significantly improved ride comfort.

Standard equipment for the vehicle includes xDrive all-wheel drive, Adaptive Suspension, Variable Sport Steering, electronic differential lock, Hill-Start Assistant, Hill Descent Control along with Performance Control that distributes engine and braking control to the individual wheels when turning.

Sporting character with a modern, premium feel.

Inside, the All-New BMW X4 exudes opulence with electroplated trim details for the controls and a larger free-standing 10.25-inch Navigation System Professional with Touch Sensitive Control Display, complete with BMW ConnectedDrive. The all-new SAC is also equipped with a full-colour Head-Up Display. In addition to that is a high-resolution 12.3-inch Multifunctional Instrument Display with Black-Panel Technology. The advanced Voice Control system has also been improved to follow instructions phrased in natural language.

The All-New BMW X4 is now furnished with features previously showcased in luxury sedans only. These include the exquisite Vernasca Leather upholstery in Tacora Red and a three-zone air conditioning system with separate controls for the rear seats. The most anticipated interior highlight of the vehicle is the large Panorama Glass Roof that makes the cabin appear brighter and more spacious for a luxurious ambience while on the road. Drivers can enjoy music served by the Harman Kardon 16-Speaker Surround Sound System.

The 4+1-seater’s cockpit is oriented towards the driver; the slightly raised seating position and low instrument panel enable clear visibility of the road. The newly designed sports seats with pronounced side bolsters create a sporty ambience for the front occupants, as do the knee pads on the centre console. With the widened wheelbase, space for the rear passengers has increased by 27 mm, providing ample legroom and knee room. Luggage capacity has also increased by 25 litres to 525 litres and can be expanded up to 1,430 litres by folding down the 40/20/40-split rear seat backrests completely.

Colour offerings for the All-New BMW X4 include Alpine White, Carbon Black, Flamenco Red and Phytonic Blue. Black Vernasca leather upholstery is available for all exterior offerings while the new Tacora Red Vernasca leather upholstery is exclusive to Alpine White and Carbon Black. The All-New BMW X4 will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from Saturday, 1st June 2019.

The estimated retail price (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) for the All-New BMW X4 is RM380,000.

BMW X4 M35i M Sport — RM380,000 (estimated)
– 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder
– 252 hp (5,200 – 6,500 rpm)
– 350 Nm (1,450 – 4,800 rpm)
– 8-speed Steptronic Sport Transmission
– 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds
– Vmax 250 km/h

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From supercar spotting on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Won has moved onto the realms of motoring journalism since 2011. He has a keen eye for automotive photography, a penchant for fast cars, and the occasional hunger for munching corners.

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