BMW M has a new boss, Franciscus van Meel, and he recently shared his first public statements with Auto Express on some topics regarding BMW M.
Van Meel, the former head of Audi Quattro GmbH, is of course well versed with all-wheel drive, and he seems to be favoring the use of all-wheel drive in future M5 and M6 models.
“If we continue the power increases in the future – especially regarding torque and also horsepower – then probably the next generation M5 and M6 … CONTINUED
BMW recently announced M Performance Parts for the X4 [details] and is now displaying an X4 outfitted with these parts at the 2014 Essen Motor Show.
Munich. BMW is expanding its line-up of M Performance Parts from the Original BMW Accessories range in time for the Essen Motor Show 2014 (29.11–07.12. 2014). The new BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW X3 and BMW X4, BMW M3, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible lend these models an even sharper sporting edge. As well as attractive design upgrades for the interior and exterior, the range also includes functional accessories which boost the performance of classical BMW models, for example, and … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer has introduced their BMW X4 program.
The ACS aero kit includes the usual suspects – front lip spoiler, rear diffuser, carbon fiber mirrors
Performance wise, the xDrive20i gets a bump to 245 HP, the xDrive28i to 294 HP and the xDrive35i gets cranked up to 360 HP. The X4 also receives an ACS exhaust system and suspension.
The upcoming X4 M40i has now been spotted without camouflage. While not a full blown M model, this X4 has been tweaked by BMW M just like the M135i, M235i, X5 M50d, and M550d “M Performance Automobiles.”
And like the other M Performance Automobiles, the X4 M40i will receive the full M Sport treatment (aero kit, wheels, brakes, interior) along with a sportier suspension and chassis.
But, the X4 M40i is particularly important because our upcoming models info shows that it will be powered by a … CONTINUED
It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED
A look at the X4, 5GT and 3GT side by side. Too close in design or enough differences to warrant separate models?
Hamann has released a few pictures of its classic wheels fit onto the new X4.
While we are all probably just focused on the aesthetics of this car, as the wheels really make the X4 perfect, don’t forget that Hamann also offers a range of ECU tuning options as follows:
xDrive20i: 208 HP and 315 Nm of torque
xDrive20d: 231 HP and 464 Nm of torque
xDrive28i: 272 HP and 392 Nm of torque
xDrive30d: 295 HP and 605 Nm of torque
xDrive35i: 348 HP and 449 Nm of … CONTINUED
Australian outlet Car Advice compares the BMW X4 vs the Posche Macan.
A video look at the BMW X4 xDrive35i M Sport exterior, interior and acceleration with launch control.
Autocar pits the BMW X4 against the Porsche Macan. Can the new upstart really rival the Porsche Macan, which has been received as one of the best compact SUVs ever? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.
This customized BMW X4 gets larger wheels and a quad exhaust system.
Congratulations to BIMMERPOST member SimonRostin for being the first member to report their BMW X4 delivery — a x4 3.0d xDrive M Sport in Melbourne Red. He has kindly shared some details, photos and video inside.
Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.
The BMW X4 has begun arriving at dealerships, such as this M Sport model.
Be one of the first to see the premiere of the BMW X4 commercial.
It shows a world that is constantly changing (e.g. the city moves like waves), inviting exploration. The new BMW X4 stays true to its X genes and takes on any challenge. It conquers the new, the unknown, the X.
BMW X4: The baby X6
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
May 22, 2014
While others, such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz, are busy bringing their first generation of SUV-based coupes to market, BMW is launching the second round. Just a few months before the next generation of the X6 will be unveiled, the BMW X4 comes to market – as a sporty derivative of the X3.
Ever since the X4 concept was launched at the Shanghai auto show last year, it was clear what the Bavarians were up … CONTINUED