Does it ride how we expect?
Driving the new BMW is more and more precious, fine and easier. At least until you have 40i or 40d. But the point is that, when you shut down all electronic systems, would you still have fun exactly like you want? The compromise between comfort and sport is not easy to achieve, and in my opinion the Bavarian have made that, mainly right (except the new X1). That is that factor which decides if you chose Audi, Mercedes or BMW. Depends on your taste.
The interior in the G-series is a completely new standard. The materials are much more modern and with new design looks really good.
Same as 5 Series and X3, G02 will be given Driving Assistant Plus, which keeps the distance, line and brakes itself when you make mistakes. Today the car without that systems is not more complete for me. Your safety, and your wallet safety is always good reason to invest into that option.
More about new BMW Interior standards, from 5 Series ride:
The manual gearbox is not available. Finally. If you have the grandchildren, you can start to teach them what the manual gearbox was…
If I would buy the SUV from BMW it would be that car. Stylish, big enough and at the same time not unwieldy.
That smells like the new big player and really complete car, if you want to take it on some adventure.
Update: Sitting position and first feeling:
The sitting position is slightly different then in X3. BMW makes the same trick as at first generation: The same seat from X3, but different seat positioning. And the X4 is much more my style then X3. I’ve tried sport seat and my feeling was better from the beginning. You are sitting not to high and with right angle, really comfortable, immediately ready to next hundreds of kilometres.
Sitting position at the second row is limited by the roof height. The limit lay at 175 cm passenger height, and there is enough space for knees when the driver is 180 cm. The second-row seat is comfortable and available with an angle regulation at the small range. Seat belts are also the best-known safety and comfort level.
The interior is known from the X3, and again leaved me with a good taste. Especially the wood implementation, is definitely high trim.
I have heard that X4 is more likely Mercedes than BMW now… In some way yes, it is unbelievably comfortable, but from the other hand it is still BMW DNA. Mainly with iDrive, hopefully the driving will be also typical, little bit aggressive.
I will leave you with some photos now: