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Revealed: 2018 BMW X4

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Three years after its launch, the BMW X4 gets an update. The German manufacturer will unveil the 2018 X4 at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Like the bigger brother, X6, the X4 features a coupe-like roofline and is aimed at lads who wish to have a bit of sportiness with the practicality of an SUV.

The front end of the car shares a resemblance with its other stablemates. We are getting used to this, manufacturers designing their car which are hard to differentiate. The new X4 has active air vents at the front, new LED foglamps, dual LED headlamps and the signature BMW kidney grille.

BMW says that the 2018 X4 is more aerodynamic and 50kg lighter than its predecessor. The new X4 is now 81mm longer and 37mm wider than the previous model, which means it’ll more spacious. Inside, the upcoming X4 gets a new 12-inch instrument cluster, a head-up display, a voice recognition system, three-zone climate control, heated seats and a 10.25-inch display with multimedia capabilities.

BMW is offering a broad range of engine options with power output ranges from 184bhp to 360bhp. The 8-speed auto ’box and all-wheel-drive system are offered as standard across the range. What about the performance version of the X4? Isn’t there an ‘M’ variant of it? Well, there are two ‘M’ badged X4s, one churns out 360bhp and 500Nm of torque and the other produces 326bhp and 680Nm of torque.

If you are under the ‘lazy-ass’ category, then BMW has a small trick up its sleeve, you don’t have to pay extra for the automatic tailgate – it comes as a standard in the new X4. Available in four colours phytonic blue, sparkling storm, flamenco red and sunstone metallic, the upcoming X4 will be unveiled during the Geneva Auto Expo. There is still no word from BMW about its India launch.

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