By on March 7, 2014

BMW X4 05

Ahead of its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, BMW has revealed photos and specs of their X4 crossover.

Automotive News reports the X4, underpinned by a slightly longer and lower X3 architecture — will be sold in the United States with the automaker’s xDrive AWD system mated to two turbocharged options: the xDrive28i 2-liter four pushing 240 horsepower, and the xDrive35i 3-liter six driving 300 horses. Both will be paired with an eight-speed automatic accessed via flappy paddles.

Standard features revealed include variable sport steering — with matching sports leather steering wheel — performance control and rear parking assist.

The X4s will exit the BMW factory in Spartanburg, S.C. this spring with a price of $45,625 for the 28i, $48,925 for the 35i

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25 Comments on “New York 2014: BMW X4 Photos, Specs Revealed...”


  • avatar
    Lie2me

    Ok BMW, we get it. Quit trying to prove how easy it is to take $50K from an idiot, you should be ashamed of yourself… (snicker)

    • 0 avatar
      This Is Dawg

      I dunno, without any cupholders at all (really? Still BMW?) this car may lack the one thing idiots will notice…

      • 0 avatar
        krhodes1

        I assume the cupholder is the slideout thing ahead of the shifter. It’s a bin with it retracted, slide it out and you get two cupholders. Clever, really.

        @Lie2Me – why would the buyer of this be an idiot? *I* certainly have no use for a swoopy-coupey CUV, but if someone thinks it is sexy and wants one, why not? The price is in line with its competition, and being a BMW it should be at least decent to drive.

  • avatar
    GiddyHitch

    The X6-haters’ heads are about to explode.

    I understand that the Germans’ mentality is that they have to fight for market share on every (niche) front, but cars like the 5-series GT and this thing have got to be money-losing propositions. Oh wait, I forgot about China.

    • 0 avatar
      Vega

      No they don’t. They share an awful lot of basic technology across different models. Modular production technology keeps the cost for additional variants very low. If these products weren’t profitable, BMW would not offer them.

      Given these variants demand a price premium and are only offered in higher trim levels I believe they get better margins than the standard models.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      You mean the niche that the Crosstour and ZDX were so successful at cultivating? If that’s the case I can’t wait for the convertible, can’t let the Nissan Crosscabriolet dominate that segment

      • 0 avatar
        Vega

        Don’t forget, BMW sells over 40,000 of the highly profitable X6 every year. Just because it didn’t work for the Japanese doesn’t mean it won’t work at all…

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          40K on a world scale is not a lot, half being, IMO, badge whores.

          • 0 avatar
            Vega

            It is a lot for a car that is probably going for 80k on average and, being based on the X5, needs only little R&D cost and capital investment. That’s 3.2bn in revenue!

            Also, a sale is a sale. I believe Honda would have been happy to sell crosstours to ‘badge whores’ (what does that even mean?).

      • 0 avatar
        sportyaccordy

        What car do you suggest BMW build that you want but can’t afford anyway?

    • 0 avatar
      Zykotec

      As an X6 hater, I disagree. Making an X6 copy in ‘car size’ instead of ‘Hummer size’ helps it a lot.Now it’s a sligthly tall hatchback (like the many Ford Sierras I used to own, which you also could have as a4x4, in 1985…) Ground clearance also looks pretty nomal for an 80′s car. If it didn’t have a the extremely expensive kidneys and roundel at the front, and the laughable history for reliability, I would seriously consider gettign one of these as a used car in 5-10 years…

  • avatar
    Carfan94

    Just what the world needs! Another useless, ugly BMW. It’s cars like this that give crossovers a bad rap. It’s amazing to think that someone would pay more for this than a V60, XC90, RX350, MDX or any other Luxury Wagon/Crossover thats infinitely better.

    • 0 avatar
      Vega

      OK, I’ll bite. How are these other cars ‘infinitely better’?

      • 0 avatar
        Lie2me

        They have room for your head, for one

        • 0 avatar
          Vega

          That’s awfully subjective, isn’t it? There are many wealthy young families around where I live. They have 1 or 2 little kids, like a more sporty look and don’t want to be seen driving around a small Minivan.

          If the wive has a lot to say in these families, they get an X6 (and now an X4), if not they go for four door coupes like a 3GT/5GT or A7/A5 Sportback.

          Also, if the lack of rear headroom really is a dealbreaker for you, just get an X3. BMW won’t mind.

          Just because this specific compromise of look and utility doesn’t appeal to you doesn’t mean it’s a worse car.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            OK, why would someone want a X4 over say an Audi Q5. More horsepower, more torque, more features and better looking without sacrificing useable space and it’s $5K less

          • 0 avatar
            Carfan94

            I have an XC90 i KNOW it’s infinitely better i’m 6’4 and i can sit comfortably in the backseat of my car and i have room for my dog in the back. I also live in an area where many young wealthy families live and, they LOVE their XC90s, RXs, GXs, MDXs, and Q7s and, they would never put thier kids in this hideous contraption. I like crossovers but this is taking it to the extremes.

          • 0 avatar
            Vega

            @Lie2me: Wrong. The entry 4cyl for the Q5 has 220hp, the BMW 28i has 240hp. Torque is the same.

            If the price is so important to you and you think the X4 is ugly, why not compare it with an X3 instead. It’s the direct competitor.

            None of you guys have answered the question why the X4 is objectively infinitely worse, just because it doesn’t meet your aesthetic and practical preferences…

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            @Vega No, I had included the optional 3.0 272Hp 295lb-ft torque when I priced it $5K below the X4

          • 0 avatar
            thesilence

            @Lie2me – Why would anyone want one over a Q5? My wife wanted a Q5 for at least a year, until everyone in our Westchester County neighborhood bought one. Now she wants a BMW just so she doesn’t see her car everywhere she goes. And she (nor I) want a station wagon, so it’s X5 or bust, and since we currently have an EX35 the X4 doesn’t seem like a bad option if it’s the same size. Especially since the EX35 has very little legroom in the back, so the only way I can see us going is up.

  • avatar
    Dirk Stigler

    You know, if BMW “stanced” this thing it would make a much better-looking 3 GT. I think they might finally be coming up with a reasonable-looking coupe/crossover combo.

  • avatar
    redav

    Yuck.

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    I think this is actually a good idea. It doesn’t cost BMW much to alter the architecture and body for this car. The X6 has gone over really well styling-wise, and this car brings that styling to a lower segment. It would probably compete for the same buyers that the Range Rover Evoque does.

  • avatar

    I’m grateful for the choices.

  • avatar
    VCplayer

    The pattern on the black plastic up front made me think this was a three wheeler when I first saw the photo. The profile reminds me most of a Dodge Caliber, and the dash swoop makes the interior look like a Pontiac with fewer buttons. None of that is a good thing.


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