The X4 is a completely new car added to the BMW line-up.

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The X4's grille features strongly-defined louvers and the M Sport package adds the aggressive intakes seen here.

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An available camera system includes a front-mounted camera with a 180-degree view.

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LED headlights are a new high-tech option in BMW's arsenal.

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The roofline, with its sharp rake towards the rear, is the signature design piece of the X4.

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BMW considers the X4 a dynamic performance vehicle compared to the more utilitarian X3 SUV.

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Available 20-inch wheels give the X4 an impressive stance.

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The X4 models sold in the US will come standard with all-wheel drive.

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The X4 looks a little bulky towards the rear.

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Despite the sloping hatchback, the cargo area appears ample.

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There is quite a lot of technology available for the X4, such as a head-up display and adaptive cruise control.

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BMW calls the seating 4+1, as a third passenger in the rear seat would not be very comfortable.

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BMW has standardized much of its technology, so most of what you can get in the X3 or 4-series is also available in the X4.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only choice in the X4.

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