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Sporty new BMWs packed with technology

Adib Noor

BMW Asia and QAF Auto officially announced the all new BMW X3 and BMW X4 in Brunei packed with an all-new look and features.

The X3 features a redesigned front end and revised rear section which emphasises its robust off-road look and sporty appearance.

It’s coupè counterpart – the X4 – however has adopted a new front end adding its own accentuation with the BMW mesh kidney grille and offers a more dynamic rear end.

The new X3 and X4 are both fitted with an all-wheel drive system making the BMW xDrive as standard. The BMW xDrive all-wheel drive makes a significant contribution to the versatile sporty flair of the BMW X3 and BMW X4. Its precise electronic control ensures sporty power distribution that is typical of the brand. Its rear wheel orientation makes dynamic cornering in particular an especially intense experience. In addition, BMW xDrive optimises both driving stability and traction over rough terrain.

Other key feature of the refreshed models is its BMW’s modern driver assistance systems, which comes standard and is designed to enhance both comfort and safety. The system offers front collision warning, lane departure warning and lane change warning. There is also parking assistant plus which now includes the reversing assistant, which helps retrace a completed line (50 metres) in reverse.

There is also the BMW intelligent personal assistant available in both the new BMW X3 and BMW X4. The personal assistant creates a more intensive bond between driver and vehicle, with the digital companion, naturally spoken instructions can now be used to regulate the air conditioning, open and close the windows or change the driving experience by switching modes at an instant.

Interior wise the BMW X3 and BMW X4 adopt the centre console of the current BMW 4 series. The free-standing, central control display with touch function now offers a screen diagonal of 10.26 inches as standard in all vehicles. A 12.3-inch version of the touch display is available as an option. The significantly improved standard equipment now also includes Vernasca leather sports seats, as well as an automatic climate control with three zone control. In addition to the cupholder and a model-specific emblem, the centre console accommodates the newly designed control island with the gear selector lever with buttons for the start/stop system, electric parking brake, hill decent control and various experience functions as well as the BMW controller.

There is also new electroplated trim elements featured on the air vents adding a touch of elegance while emphasising the horizontal lines in the interior. There is also ambient lights which comes as standard providing contour lighting above at the decorative trim in the dashboard, creating a particularly high-quality atmosphere in the interior.

ABOVE & BELOW: The new BMW X3; and X4. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

ABOVE & BELOW: The interiors of BMW X3; and X4

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