BMW X4 UK Line-Up Has no Petrol Models

Talk about a different perspective! Unlike the US line-up for the BMW X4, the UK range will not include a single petrol engine. That’s right, people! If you live on the island, you can only have your pick out of 3 diesel alternatives if you want the brand new Sport Activity Coupe.
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The major discrepancy on how different cultures look at diesel and petrol engines is, once again, emphasized by the marketing approach of big manufacturers. Whereas. in the US, oil-burners are a rarity, in the UK they’re best sellers, therefore BMW took a radically different approach.

Even so, the British customers will not be disappointed, as the 3 diesel engines that will arrive across the English channel from Germany will be powerful and refined enough.

The entry level xDrive20d, starting at £36,590 is fitted with the new 2-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine also available on the LCI X3, making 190 HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque that’s capable of sending the SAC to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8 seconds. It’s also the only car in the line-up, available with both a manual 6-speed gearbox and an automatic 8-speed, all the others being restricted to the latter option.

In case that’s not enough power there are 2 more 3-liter options out there, one with a single twin-scroll turbocharger and one with two turbos, the xDrive30d and xDrive35d models. The former has 258 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds whilst the latter does the sprint 0.6 seconds faster thanks to 313 HP and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque.

Fuel consumption is another forte of these 3 compared to their petrol alternatives, the average mpg being rated somewhere in the high 40s. Prices start at £44,890 for the xDrive30d and go up another £4,100 for the xDrive35d model that comes, as standard with the M Sport package.

Standard features include automatically opening tailgate, Variable Sport Steering, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, front and rear Park Distance Control, Performance Control and Xenon headlights, plus 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats, a Sport leather steering wheel, Heated front seats and BMW Business Media package.
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