- The new 2015 BMW X4 xDrive28i premium crossover starts at $45,625.
- The top-of-the-line 2015 BMW X4 xDrive35i starts at $48,925.
- The 2015 BMW X4 will make its world debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show and arrive at U.S. dealerships in the spring.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The new 2015 BMW X4 xDrive28i premium crossover starts at $45,625, including a $925 destination charge, BMW announced on Wednesday.
The top-of-the-line 2015 BMW X4 xDrive35i starts at $48,925, including shipping.
The 2015 BMW X4 will make its world debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show and arrive at U.S. dealerships in the spring.
In the U.S., the X4 will be offered with a choice of two TwinPower turbo engines. The X4 xDrive28i is equipped with a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the X4 xDrive35i will feature the 300-hp 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Both engines are linked to an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission.
The EPA has not announced fuel economy numbers on the X4.
The X4 is another example of BMW striving to make inroads into new segments. The sporty fastback four-door model is a blend of SUV, crossover and sports car. While there are no head-to-head competitors on the market, car shoppers may want to compare the X4 to high-style crossovers, including the 2014 Audi Q5, 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and 2015 Volvo XC60.
The five-passenger X4 is longer and lower than the 2014 BMW X3. BMW said the passengers sit lower, "creating the feeling of a classic sports coupe."
Standard features include a leather steering wheel with shift paddles, variable sport steering and rear Park Distance Control. The power tailgate can be upgraded with the optional Smart Opener, which allows the tailgate to be opened with the movement of a foot.
All X4s include BMW's iDrive controller and central display. Buyers who opt for the navigation system get the new iDrive Controller with touchpad, which allows users to write letters for text inputs with their fingers.
The X4 can be customized with an M Aerodynamics package, along with special exterior paint, including Melbourne Red metallic, and 19- or 20-inch M light-alloy wheels. An optional full-color head-up display is also available.
Edmunds says: With a starting price well under $50,000, the 2015 BMW X4 is bound to appeal to lots of car shoppers looking for something a little different.