Vehicle Profile: 2017 BMW X4
January 2017
Vehicle Profile: 2017 BMW X4
Taking the coupe to new places

The 2017 BMW X4 underscores the brand’s mastery of the Sports Activity Coupe®, the vehicles that blend high capability with driving enjoyment, wrapped in a stylish but practical coupe-inspired form.

Premium auto customers have increasingly gravitated toward Sports Activity Vehicles® in recent years, mainly for the versatile aspects. BMW customers, however, don’t accept anything less than the Ultimate Driving Machine® in any vehicle from the brand, regardless of how much more versatility it offers. It must still be a performer. The 2017 BMW X4 can exceed even those lofty expectations.

BMW continues to hone its dominance of the Sports Activity Coupe concept with the 2017 X4. The 2017 model comes in two versions, the X4 xDrive28i and the high-performance X4 M40i. With either, you get a vehicle that, first and foremost, drives like a BMW should, with an emphasis on power, agility and refinement.

BMW made a few changes to the 2017 X4 models, updating the available Navigation system to iDrive 5.0 for improved functionality, and adding Wireless Charging with Wi-Fi Hotspot as available equipment.

With a rakish roofline and profile, the BMW X4 easily fills out the Coupe part of its Sports Activity Coupe® descriptor. The “Sports” part is a given; this is BMW after all, with all the driving excitement the brand stands for. In the X4, “Sports” and “Activity” come together at the intersection of practicality, exemplified in the kind of utility you don’t get from a conventional coupe.

The BMW X4 is the go-anywhere Sports Activity Coupe® that doesn’t require rear seat passengers to simply ride along. In fact, there’s ample room front and rear, along with a cargo area offering 17.7 cubic feet of space with the rear seats in use. That’s bigger than most midsize sedan trunks, even though the X4 fits into a smaller parking space than such cars.

Folding the rear seatbacks opens up 49.4 cubic feet of cargo space, and you can get to it just by sweeping your foot under the rear bumper with the available Comfort Access feature. You can be pretty sure that there are numerous skiers working at BMW, because the 40:20:40 seatback split means you can carry two passengers in the outboard seats and still fold down the center section and carry other items inside the vehicle.

The BMW X4 can accommodate the activities you and your family or friends enjoy, so load up the baseball, soccer, or hockey equipment, or enjoy a weekend of antique hunting. 

Regardless of the activity, you’ll certainly enjoy getting there. The X4 gives you the higher driving position of a Sports Activity Coupe® for a commanding view of the road, but with the curve-hugging driving feel of a sports coupe.

Command of the road also applies to performance. The 2017 BMW X4 xDrive28i derives its sport-infused personality from the brand’s renowned 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine. This 240 hp powerhouse matches up perfectly with the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission with shift paddles to deliver exhilarating performance. Its zero-to-60 mph shot in six seconds offers one indicator of how responsive the X4 xDrive28i can be in everyday driving. The standard xDrive all-wheel drive system gives you added grip and agility whether the road is perfectly dry or if you’re dealing with wet and slippery surfaces.

The BMW X4 M40i wears its “M” badge with honor, thanks to a 3.0-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine good for 355 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. The “M” persona comes through in the 4.7-second zero-to-60 sprint and incredible agility infused by the Performance Control rear-axle torque vectoring system and an xDrive system with more power routed to the rear wheels, along with Dynamic Damper Control variable dampers for the suspension and Variable Sport Steering tuned to M Performance specifications.

The X4 M40i offers a driving experience that greatly transcends the sum of its amazing parts. This is the Sports Activity Coupe® you’ve always promised yourself, combined with the versatility your lifestyle demands. It’s also the premium vehicle that pampers you with standard Nevada leather upholstery, 14-way power adjustable front sport seats, power moonroof, power tailgate, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon® Surround Sound System and Park Distance Control.

Raise your expectations of what a coupe can be and come in to test-drive a 2017 BMW X4.

This article is presented by BMW of Honolulu, Hawaii.


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