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New BMW X4 breaks cover

BMW will begin taking orders for its second-generation X4 coupe-SUV tomorrow, replacing a model which has sold 200,000 units since it launched in 2014.

BMW X4

The new BMW X4

The X4 launches with two diesel engines; the 188bhp 20d, which is the likely big-seller in the UK offering CO2 emissions of 142g/km and 52.3mpg fuel economy, priced from £42,900.

An M Performance diesel, the M40d, will also be available, producing 322bhp and reaching 62mph in 4.9 seconds, while returning 44.1mpg with 170g/km CO2 emissions. The 30d diesel and M40i performance petrol will arrive later this year.

Like its sibling, the new X3, the X4 is longer and wider than the car it replaces. It now features three full-size seats across the rear bench – instead of the narrow centre seat in the outgoing model – and the rear bench angle is adjustable, and folds in three sections. BMW is offering the same driver assistance and connectivity functions available in the X3.

The announcement comes as the 200,000th first-generation car leaves the production line in Spartanburg, in the United States; a white xDrive20d built for a customer in Asia, the manufacturer said.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.