The 2016 BMW X4 is an entry level crossover luxury vehicle that entered into production in the year 2014. The production of the vehicle takes place in Spartanburg, South Carolina (United States) and the latest model will host a more powerful engine that will produce 60 to 80 more horses than the outgoing model. The crossover vehicle is said to be making its automotive debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.
2016 BMW X4 Engine Specs
The new 2016 BMW X4 is speculated to be receiving its power from a straight six turbocharged engine that is made for versions such as the X4 xDrive 35i. The model contains a 3.0 liter twin turbo engine that is capable of an output of upwards of 300 horsepower. In regards to the high performance X4 M model, a much more powerful engine option is expected to surface. There is a great deal of industry chatter that contends that the new X4 engine will be an inline six unit. BMW has yet to confirm the precise engine options that will outfit the new X4, but many agree that the maximum output goal will be a range between 360 and 380 horsepower.
The BMW X4 intelligently combines the all-wheel drive and elevated right height of a crossover with the striking sheet metal of a coupe. Critics proclaim that the vehicle is the worst marriage of two worlds in regards to efficiency diluting and performance diluting weight of a crossover utility vehicle with the impracticality of a coupe. But what is undeniable and universally accepted is the distinctive styling of the X4.
2016 BMW X4 Exterior and Interior Redesign
The vehicle will ride atop 18 inch alloy wheels which are able to smartly compliment the crossover’s aggressive body kit. The various trim levels of the line have options that slightly alter the vehicle’s aesthetic. The safety features for the line are quite impeccable and include the following:
- Rear and front parking sensors.
- Lane departure warning systems.
- Frontal collision warning system.
- Rear end and top view parking cameras.
- Pedestrian warning.
- Rearview cameras.
- Emergency communications system.
- Side curtain airbags.
- Traction and stability control systems.
- Dual side airbags.
The cabin of the 2016 BMW X4 seems to have simply lifted everything from the X3 and placed it inside of its own interior. The cabin does feature some convenient and useful features that include the following:
- Google point of interest search.
- Real time traffic information.
- iDrive mounted touchpad.
- iDrive knob that permits users to write out contact names, phone numbers as well as navigational destinations.
- 600 watt 16 speaker audio system.
- BMW applications that allow consumers to access: Twitter, web radio, Facebook and more.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
- Power lift gate.
- Dual zone automatic climate control USB and AUX inputs.
- Universal garage door opener.
- Satellite radio.
The interior cabin also contains a stylish and sleek panoramic sunroof. There are multiple optional feature packages available for each trim level of the vehicle. Consumers are truly given the opportunity to customize the new 2016 BMW X4.
2016 BMW X4 Release Date and Price
BMW has confirmed that the 2016 X4 will arrive within dealership showrooms shortly after it has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The official price for the crossover sport utility vehicle will be $55,000 for a base model. This is a jump in pricing from the current $10,000 price tag for the outgoing base model.