BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) which is a German multinational company that currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945 has done it again.
BMW fans in Nigeria now have another reason to smile as a new baby has just been added to the line up of Bimmers they can use to portray the “Ultimate Driving Machine” image. It’s the 2019 BMW X4 which gives a sportier drive due to wider tracks, a lower center of gravity, better aerodynamics and the latest generation suspension.
This second generation BMW X4 arrives after BMW sold more than 200,000 units of the first generation X4 worldwide since it was launched in 2014.
It comes in standard xLine and M performance model variants. The four-cylinder unit in the xDrive30i generates 248 hp and peak torque of 258 lb-ft. This enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds.
The BMW M Performance model comes with an inline six-cylinder engine which gets maximum output of 355 hp and peak torque of 365 lb-ft accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Both model variants direct their engine’s power to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive as standard, resulting in effortless progress wherever you go.
An increase of approximately 3 inches in exterior length to 187.5 inches, 2.1 inches added to the wheelbase (now 112.7 inches), an extra 1.4 inches of width (75 inches) and an approximately 0.1 inch drop in height (to 63.8 inches) give to the all-new BMW X4’s dynamically stretched proportions. Short overhangs and powerfully formed, subtly hexagonal wheel arches emphasize the nearly perfectly balanced 50:50 distribution of weight between the front and rear axle.
When it comes to driver assistance and semi-automated driving, all the systems currently offered by BMW are available, such as the latest generation of Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go, whose capabilities include braking the car to a halt in stop-and-go traffic and automatically restarting to drive. The Driving Assistance Package includes Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collison Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert rear, and Speed Limit Information.
The options list likewise includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to ten mobile devices. Apple CarPlay Compatibility is alsoincluded. Standard Navigation comes with a large 10.25 inch display and offers drivers multiple ways to interact including touchscreen, iDrive Touch Controller, as well as a cloud powered intelligent voice control, the optional 75 percent larger color Head-Up Display provides drivers the option of viewing navigation directions just under the direct line of vision.
The car’s impressively sporty and well footed handling characteristics are enhanced by the powerful lightweight braking system and the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, whose wealth of features includes the Antilock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Start-Off Assistant and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
The price of the 2019 BMW X4 will start at N36m for the 30i and N43m for the M40i after shipping to and paying import duty in Nigeria.
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