The comprehensive list includes long-term partners like ZF, TyhssenKrupp, Mahle, Harman, Johnson Electric or Takata.
The X4 is based on the same underpinnings as the X3, just as the larger X6 shares its underpinnings with the X5, and it is being manufactured at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
At 4671mm in length, 1881mm in width and 1624mm in height, the X4 is 14mm longer, the same width and 36mm lower than the X3. The two BMW SUVs share the same 2810mm wheelbase, but the X4′s track widths are up by 24mm and 22mm respectively at 1616mm up front and 1632mm at the rear over those of the X3, which in combination with a lower ride height gives it a more hunkered down stance.
In the US, the X4 will be offered with a choice of two TwinPower Turbo engines. The X4 xDrive28i, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $45,625 (including destination and handling), will feature the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder engine while the top-of-line X4 xDrive35i, with an MSRP of $48,925 (including destination and handling) will output 306 hp.
The X4 xDrive35i runs from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.5 seconds.