The second generation of the 2018 BMW X4 model was recently spied being in Europe. The next BMW X4 resembles the third-gen X3 edition that was spotted earlier this year. It has a more aggressive front fascia that features a separate set of LED driving lights. Both BMW X3 and X4 editions share similar drivetrains and dimensions, but the latter has a sleeker roofline that gives a more dramatic profile. Overall, the 2018 BMW X4 is a mid-size couple SUV offering a modernized design. At the front, we find redesigned kidney grilles used in tandem with reshaped headlights. The prominent kinks and curves that run down the side of the incumbent edition got scrapped. We also find a new tailgate showcasing the BMW badge in the middle.
2018 BMW X4 – Use of Lightweight Material
We have reliable reports suggesting that the redesigned 2018 BMW X4 comes with the new lightweight rear-wheel-drive platform. It is 220 pounds lighter than the one incorporated in the previous edition. Also, it is a little longer to provide more passenger space. Regardless of the car’s rakish profile, we are likely to find admirable traits that wow its enthusiasts.
Along the sides, the 2018 BMW X4 displays a more curvaceous roofline that gives it a liftback-style rear. It comes equipped with different door pressings that comprise bulkier detailing near the sills. The next-gen BMW X4 employs BMW’s CLAR architecture under the skin.
Just like all modern-day architectures, it makes heavy use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and high-strength steel.
The refurbished BMW X4 comes with comfortable seats that accommodate up to four adult passengers in comfort. It also leaves a small section or space between the two well-bolstered outboard positions. This area acts as an occasional spot for an adult or child on a short trip. The cargo space in the 2018 BMW X4 stands at around 17.7 cubic feet. The rear seats also offer up to 49.4 cubic feet of space in full-on cargo mode. All BMW X4 editions encompass a power hatch mechanism, but the Comfort Access package features the Smart Opener that provides the hands-free opening by waving a foot beneath the rear bumper.
Engine and Transmission
We cannot tell exactly what engine option is used in the 2018 BMW X4. The automaker has said nothing regarding the engine options, but we have compiled different reports and rumors circulating on the internet. That said, we are likely to find a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood. It churns out approximately 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The supposed engine gets hooked to either a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic gearbox. The rear-wheel drive stays in place for standard trims, but all-wheel drive becomes the optional choice.
Launch Date and Cost
The 2018 BMW X4 is probably close to production, and it would not be surprising if the new crossover is launched at the end of this year. Some insiders say the crossover will be released at the Los Angeles Auto Show and deliveries would follow a few months later. The average cost of the redesigned BMW X4 is likely to be in the region of $46,000. The higher trims could peak at around $59,250.