Video: BMW X4 Generations Compared Side to Side

BMW X4, Videos | March 16th, 2018 by 4
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The second generation BMW X4 was revealed to the public this year, on Valentine’s Day of all days. It brings forward a completely new design that was inspired by the first gen model and takes things to a whole new level. At the same time, the new X4 comes with brand new engines and a new interior to mention, just a few of the novelties. However, BMW decided to put together a video showcasing the two models side by side, to thoroughly explain the differences between them.

The original was sold in over 200,000 units over its production span and it can be called a success considering it’s a niche product to begin with. The new X4 comes to fill those big shoes and the design will most likely help it achieve that goal. There’s an increase in length (+81 mm), width (+37 mm) and wheelbase length (+54 mm) compared with the outgoing model. With extravagantly styled and dynamically stretched lines, the new Sports Activity Coupe adds an eye-catching athlete to the BMW X model family.

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Inside the cabin you’ll find a modern, premium feel. There’s an interesting, trademark blend of robustness and high-class elegance. The cockpit is designed clearly around the driver, in typical BMW fashion with redesigned sports seats and knee pads.
The three new lines available – xLine, M Sport X and M Sport – enable effective personalization. The BMW X4 is available for the first time with exclusive options from the BMW Individual portfolio, allowing a vehicle configuration closely tailored to the customer’s personal style.

Leaving the looks aside, there’s a claimed improvement in terms of performance as well hiding underneath the sheet metal of the second generation model. First-class chassis systems are now fitted as standard or available as options: Variable Sport Steering, Performance Control, Adaptive M suspension, M Sport differential and M Sport brakes. The vehicle weight was lowered by up to 50 kilograms compared to the predecessor model and the BMW X4 now has the most efficient aerodynamics in its segment with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.30. All of this and more is detailed in the video below.

4 responses to “Video: BMW X4 Generations Compared Side to Side”

  1. mod9 says:

    There are some design elements that I like from the new X4 but I feel that the old one looks better overall.

  2. Dustin says:

    That picture of the front says it all. The new headlights are narrower. The kidneys are taller and narrower. The lower opening is higher up. All of these are the wrong direction. The first generation had it right – all the details are lower and wider. That’s the design a BMW should always aim for.

  3. DM says:

    Comparing and contrasting, the new design is in many ways, a caricature of the traditional BMW front end. Beady eyes, pig-like flared nostrils and a sheepish ‘grin’ via the lower air intake – it altogether results in a remarkably less coherent design execution. Though appearance and design are a subjective matter, it is safe to say that when a design comes along that ticks off all the right elements in the right proportions, you’re looking at a success. For the Concept M8 Gran Coupe, they’ve achieved this success. Unfortunately, the new SAV/crossover design language is missing the mark – they’re trying desperately to incite emotion, but in this case it’s a sense of humor.

  4. jason bourne says:

    Ugh, what is the motivation to keep making the kidneys larger and larger?

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