Rumors that the group intends to create a Bavarian BMW X4, appeared in 2008. However, the final decision on the new model was adopted only in 2010. Now it became known that the crossover will get “charged” version of M, which should appear in 2015, and to compete with Porsche Macan Turbo.
Details about the car is not so much. We only know that the first car to come down the pipeline in the U.S. in 2014. BMW X4 is executed in full compliance with the new style of corporate brands, which are sustained and new-generation X3, X5 and X6. Looks great with the lights and grille and front bumper, and especially the roof line, reminiscent of the X6. Rounding out the image of the huge size of the wheels.
It is known that BMW X4 will be built on the same platform with the X3. From its nearest relative novelty will get the engine lineup, which includes both gasoline and diesel power units with capacity from 184 to 313 liters. a. Torque is transmitted to the wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight, “the machine”.
As for the “charged” version of the BMW X4 M, then the unconfirmed reports, the crossover will get a six-cylinder engine of the new generation, which will debut on the new BMW M3. This powerplant develops 450 hp power. a. In addition, the crossover will get a full drive and robotic gearbox with dual clutch M-DCT transmission. Of course, the Bavarians’ dressed »BMW X4 M in a model specially designed for sports kit.
In the Porsche already know that to oppose the Bavarian novelty. This Macan, a concept which was formerly called Cajun. The crossover is almost an exact copy of his older “brother» Porsche Cayenne. Macan have exactly the same design of the front of the two lamps in the style of the Porsche 911, a similar window-sill line and gently sloping roof. Even if the taillights borrowed from Cayenne. Behind the eye catch two spaced pipe exhaust system and developed a spoiler on the tailgate.
Most likely, the basic version of the Porsche Macan receive a 2-liter gasoline turbo with 220 hp A more powerful version of the Porsche Macan S will be equipped with atmospheric petrol engine V6 of 3.6 liters, His power – 295 hp
According to unconfirmed information, the compact SUV from Porsche and others will receive powertrains. In particular there are two 2-liter turbodiesel (190 hp) and a 3-liter engine V6 power of 245 hp In addition, approximately one year after the premiere, you should see the most extreme option – Porsche Macan Turbo. He will receive a 3-liter gasoline turbo engine capacity of 370 hp (Peak torque – 400 Nm).
Production of Porsche Macan will begin in late 2013, and it will appear at dealers until early 2014.
Porsche Macan and BMW X4 to compete with the popular Range Rover Evoque. British glamor crossover was shown in 2010 at the Paris International Motor Show. A vehicle with a revolutionary design has opened a new chapter in the history of the British manufacturer.
In February 2012 Range Rover showed sketches of the public version of the open three-door crossover Evoque, which turned out to be extremely beautiful and harmonious. Convertible will be heavier than the crossover to 75 kg – body will be further strengthened. All power units and transmissions for the same gig as a crossover. This means that the car could be available as a full and front drive. Under the hood – or one of the two turbo diesel with 150 hp and 190 or 2-liter petrol “turbo four” 240 hp
The British manufacturer is not going to stop creating Convertible – the company plans to build a sport version of the Range Rover Evoque. “Eighty percent of buyers first Evoque buy cars manufactured by Land Rover. Therefore, we need the widest possible audience reach “- said in an interview with British magazine AutoExpress director of Land Rover design Gerii McGovern.
No technical details about the Range Rover Evoque Sport unavailable. But we know that the power of a 2-liter turbo engine (240 hp), which is now installed on Evoque, with virtually no loss of life can be raised to 296 hp For example, this is the power unit installs on your supercar company SR3 Radical.
Interestingly, the variant is not excluded, and the emergence of Evoque Sport turbodiesel engine. Power 190-strong powertrain SD4 only with the help of chip-tuning can be raised to 210 hp With the three-door version of it Evoque gaining 100 km / h slightly more than seven seconds.