QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, the sole importer of BMWs in Brunei Darussalam, recently introduced the BMW X3 xDrive20i xLine and the BMW X4 xDrive28i xLine at the BMW Xpo in October 2014.
“The response on the previous BMW X3 xLine and BMW X4 xDrive28i was so overwhelming that we even sold a few units straightaway at the BMW Xpo this year. Since then, sales on the new X model were on the incline so we have decided to introduce a new line for the BMW X3 and a 2.0 petrol engine for the BMW X4 for the market,” said Pg Shahrulzaman, Head of Operations for QAF Auto.
The new BMW X3
The new BMW X3 (fuel consumption combined: 8.3–4.7* l/100 km [34.0–60.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193–124* g/km) is set to build inexorably on its segment leadership.
The exterior and interior design of the new BMW X3 reveal stylistic revisions and also add further depth to the car’s practicality with detail solutions responding to customer requirements.
The new BMW X3 cuts a visually more powerful figure with its new, modified twin circular headlights (LED headlights are optional), a more eye-catching kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators – shining an even brighter spotlight on signature BMW X model design features.
A high level of perceived quality and exclusivity also defines the interior of the new BMW X3. Chrome applications, a centre console with optional automatic climate control system in high-gloss black-panel look, and new cupholders with a sliding cover for the centre console underline the car’s premium appearance.
New exterior colours, upholstery designs, interior trim strips and light-alloy wheels enable even more refined individualisation.
The Smart Opener for the automatic tailgate and storage package (both optional) further enhance the already impressive functionality of the BMW X3.
The state-of-the-art units with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology guarantee outstanding performance combined with low fuel consumption, and all meet the EU6 exhaust gas standard.
The output of the BMW X3 xDrive20i is 135 kW/184 hp/5000-6500 rpm. While the combined fuel consumption is 7.4-7.95 [6.9-7.35]; CO2 emissions combined: 173-1835 [161-1715].
The trailblazing BMW Efficient Dynamics package of technology brings the Auto Start Stop function, coasting function, Brake Energy Regeneration and on-demand operation of ancillary units to the new BMW X3, resulting in the lowest fuel consumption and emissions in the segment.
In addition, fourth-generation low-rolling-resistance tyres make a significant contribution to the excellent environmental performance of the new BMW X3 by reducing CO2 emissions by 7 g/km.
The new BMW X4
The new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 8.3–5.0* l/100 km [34.0–54.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193–130* g/km) blends the hallmark features of the successful BMW X family with the sporting elegance of a classical coupé, and introduces the unique Sports Activity Coupé concept to the premium mid-size segment.
Its dynamic pedigree is underlined by a wide range of cutting-edge high-performance engines, the xDrive all-wheeldrive system and an exclusive spread of standard equipment features such as variable sport steering, Performance Control and a sports leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles.
The new BMW X4 is based on the technical blueprint of the BMW X3, but displays a sporting character very much its own and takes dynamics to another new level. That much is clear when you view the new model head-on.
The large air intakes positioned on the outer edges of the front end and the character lines in the front apron allow the BMW X4 – with its signature BMW twin headlights and front fog lamps (both optionally with LED technology) – to maximise its visual presence on the road.
The roofline reaches its highest point above the driver and then swoops down smoothly to the trailing edge of the tailgate, mimicking the design language of a classical sporting coupé.
The signature swage line running along the flanks of BMW models is split into two on the X4.
The first section rises dynamically from the front wheel arches to the rear door handles, while the second part draws the eye to the muscular sculpting of the rear wings.
The rear end, complete with L-shaped LED lights in exclusive X4 design and diffuser-look styling, likewise highlights the outstanding dynamic ability of the new BMW X4 – even before it turns a wheel.
The driver and front passenger sit 20 millimetres lower than in the BMW X3. In conjunction with the two-seat look of the rear, this accentuates the coupé character of the new BMW in the classy and exclusive interior as well.
At the same time, the X4 offers generous levels of space for up to five people and – thanks to the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest – impressive variability.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology of the state-of-the-art engines offers a promise of superb performance married with exceptionally low fuel consumption.
The BMW X4 xDrive20i has a combined fuel consumption of 7.2 litres per 100km; CO2 emissions combined: 168g per km, developing an outstanding 135 kW/184 hp and peak torque of 270 Nm.
The BMW X4 xDrive20i requires just 8.1 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km/h. The unparalleled BMW EfficientDynamics technology package also minimises the fuel consumption and emissions of the new BMW X4.
Included are features such as the Auto Start Stop function and coasting function, Brake Energy Regeneration and on demand operation of ancillary units, ensuring an admirable degree of environmental compatibility to go with maximum driving pleasure.
Also available as an option to add further efficiency to the mix are fourth-generation reduced-rolling-resistance tyres, which reduce the CO2 emissions of selected variants of the BMW X4 by another 7 g/km.
For more information on these models, the public can contact 2453377 ext 604/605.