Test: BMW X4 xDrive 35i
Published at Tuesday, March 08th 2016, 04:00:32 AM by Leonard J. Martinez. BMW.
BMW continues unfolding his SUV range as it did with X5 and X6- seeking greater exclusivity and effectiveness on the asphalt. Of course with this version of X4 35i get it but what will the market right? If on September 99 he left the first X5 assembly line I had asked about the possible growth of the X line of BMW or Z Series which by then had the Z3 and Z8 my answer without certainly have been the future of the brand were the "Z".
Nothing is further from reality after fourteen years following the X5 have been coming X3 X6 X1 and more recently our hero BMW X4 while the Z4 is the only representative of what was once the line "display" brand. It is clear that the market is boss and BMW has not gone through the branches putting at stake one of the ranges of such vehicles more comprehensive and ambitious. Leaving the "off-road" skills aside (almost forgotten) and focusing on translating the sporting behavior of their sedans in taller and heavier vehicles.
And so it has been with the new BMW X4. Sharing the excellent base of X3 the new model adapts its size to have a sportier driving behavior. In short it is only 14 millimeters longer 36 millimeters but less high and the front seats are placed 20 mm lower compared with the model derived. Without forgetting that these changes create a much more stylish and elegant than the X3 line once stuck in injury there is no great difference in behavior although the car is more direct and spins up a X3 . Keep in mind that all X4 mounted a suspension called "sports setting" apart from the 'M' and other adaptive that are optional and not riding our unit. We were disappointed to try the one with the 'pack M' as the fellow who tried it in the presentation told us she wonders. Since in a more determined for example full support in a mean radius curve and sign a bit erratic driving the oscillations of the body especially the rear gave a "warning". Although possibly if we choose the latter option the compromise between effectiveness and comfort dangerously decant the first.
Todo considering this is the famous 35i second generation (with a single turbo and Valvetronic) which is responsible for moving and how! our X4. Losing 26 seconds at kilometer standing start gives an idea of the strength of the German motor. Following figures surprisingly less than 4 seconds it takes to perform a type overtaking. This that not everything is running gives an assurance that only sports cars are able to match. What is more surprising is the way it has to deliver more than 300 hp from 1200 rpm to beyond 5000 rpm have between 85 and 100 40.8 100 Nm of torque available. This translates into an impeccable smoothness and ability to lap up that becomes addictive as they pass the miles.
As an ally. We have the "archiprobada" ZF 8 speed (it's hard to find a manual in a BMW test) incident more so in the aforementioned softness and provides an extra dose of sportiness if you select the Sport + modes (also overrides the control of traction) for the engine and "S" in change.
Consumption without being outrageous moving above 10 l / 100km easily. Courses of our Technical Center made in Eco Pro mode which prioritizes the gears and starts idling change when we stop accelerating the results have been satisfactory. However the figures may rise exponentially as mutually encouraged the accelerator.
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quality and materials are high how could it be otherwise. In this case and unlike the Series 3 and 4 the multifunction display is integrated into the set and is not floating. As is standard in the brand the interior is configurable to the absolute limits mixing colors and materials to suit the client and your pocket. Not for exclusive flees ingenious solutions such as lowering the rear bench respect to X3 to offset the disadvantages of its roof coupe. Thus a passenger to be around 1.80 meters fits neatly into these places with an area of more than correct legs and knees just on a slightly higher plane nothing serious on the other. The trunk without reference boasts 450 liters and very regular shapes as it is nearly rectangular and if we is not enough the rear backrest is folded into three sections 40:20:40 leaving a virtually flat floor up front seats. But the segment is increasingly integral and better armed. The choice is yours
BMW X4 Aceleracion:
All-wheel drive leaves no one tenth on the road. At mile standing start reaches 198 km / h. Excellent.
The true benchmark smoothness efficiency and speed when he is required. It's not the most athletic but neither occasion requires.
Whether you go on Eco Pro in Sport +. Simply accelerate decision for 300 hp and do drive very fast so that the occupants or become aware of the maneuver.
Altos. But it could not be otherwise considering its weight and performance based standard. For its owner logically more than bearable.
The distance obtained is quite good not so much fatigue accuses sporty driving which claims the engine-gearbox assembly.
Not that functionality is his strong point but still more capable than expected at first by design.
Technological charge and size affect the weight which still remains in the segment average.
Our Technical Center has measured 50 liters unless stated by the brand. With very regular shapes allowing stretch well packages. Enough Luggage 4 people.
With 8-speed wheel to a vented in any situation regime besides the isolation of the cabin is very successful.
Power & Torque:
The star of the party no doubt. The torque delivery is almost flat and still does not detract one iota claw and forcefulness. The transition from a mono-turbo biturbo curiously has mellowed.
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