BMW X4 is all-new, but you probably can't tell

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Whether or not you agree with BMW's "sports activity coupe" nomenclature, the truth is, weirdo swoopy crossovers are a hit around the globe.

The all-new model is longer, wider and lighter than its predecessor, with more interior space thanks to a longer wheelbase. All of these elements come together to give it dynamically stretched proportions which are claimed to emphasise 50:50 weight distribution. BMW says the new X4's front and rear tracks are both wider, and the aerodynamics have been improved, resulting in a very slippery drag coefficient of 0.30.

The 2019 BMW X4 has grown up a bit, probably to make room for the smaller X2 in BMW's SUV coupe lineup.

Debut models are the 2019 X4 xDrive30i and the X4 M40i.

Slotting between the X3 and X5 SUVs in the BMW line-up, the X4 will rival the Range Rover Evoque when it comes to India. The xDrive30i packs a 2.0-liter turbo four that produces 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, allowing the coupe crossover to do 0-62 time in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 149 miles per hour.

The M40d, priced from £55,315, offers 326hp, gets from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, has official combined fuel economy of 44.1mpg, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 170g/km. These seats can be split 40:20:40 (using buttons in the boot) as standard; doing so will increase the car's 525-litre boot to 1,430 litres.

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Sporty new seats, a larger navi display, a bigger HUD and a standard panoramic roof.

There will be a few models available at launch, with the usual suspects of powertrain options as well as a new one. This has been made possible by using BMW's latest platform, also employed under the X3.

It goes from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. Add the optional "Driving Assistant Plus" safety pack and the X4 will benefit from active steering systems that can keep the auto in lane at up to 130mph, along with various cross-traffic and cross-wind warning systems. A set of standard, gray 19-inch wheels round out the M40i's visual upgrades. If you want more performance, the range-topping M40i performance model packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 360 hp and 369 lb-ft, resulting in a brisker 0-62 miles per hour time of 4.8 seconds and a 155-mph top speed. The iDrive system can be accessed through the standard 6.5ins touchscreen. Adaptive suspension is on the options list, as are more powerful M Sport brakes. Both will be paired with the ubiquitous ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic and xDrive all-wheel drive.

Standard safety equipment has also expanded to now include forward autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and speed limit information.

The new X4 adopts the new X3's basic aesthetic penned by BMW designer Calvin Luk.

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