If you just like the street manners of the X3 however discover its boxy physique a bit of too primary, its swoopier sibling—the 2023 BMW X4—wears an eye catching fastback design that’s designed to attraction to sophisticates. The X3, and other squareback SUVs for that matter, provide extra practicality, however the X4 is extra about model. It’s just like the pair of Gucci sneakers you put on to stroll the canine: The blisters they trigger are well worth the ache as a result of they appear rattling good. Reduced rear-seat headroom and a much less accommodating cargo space are the X4’s foremost compromises, as the remainder of the automobile is an identical to the widely glorious X3. A turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive are each normal, whereas an non-obligatory turbocharged inline-six ratchets up the enjoyable. Inside, the X4’s cabin is much less flashy nevertheless it’s nonetheless stylish and premium. Plus, BMW bakes in loads of tech options. If style and efficiency are equally vital to you, contemplate the even spicier X4 M, which we evaluate individually.

What’s New for 2023?

Keyless entry is now normal and gesture controls for the infotainment system are now not a part of the non-obligatory Premium package deal. Otherwise, the X4 carries over to the 2023 mannequin 12 months unchanged.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The M40i’s turbocharged inline-six is spectacular, however the 30i’s base turbo four-cylinder offers loads of energy. We’d select that mannequin for its higher fuel-economy numbers, and we’d add the Premium package deal to get niceties resembling heated seats and a head-up show.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The base BMW X4 xDrive30i will get its motivation from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. At the monitor, this mannequin made the dash to 60 mph in a respectable 6.2 seconds. If you are within the temper for one thing extra high-octane, the X4 M40i is a perfect match. This mannequin is supplied with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces a beefy 382 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. BMW’s X4 M40i hustles to 60 mph in a scant 4.2 seconds, according to our track tests, and its engine observe is as spectacular as its acceleration. Launch management is normal. Both trims include an eight-speed automated transmission that sends energy to all 4 wheels. Regardless of which X4 you select, you will be handled to an SUV that matches eager dealing with with a trip high quality that is straightforward to stay with.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates that the X4 xDrive30i achieves mileage of 21 mpg metropolis and 28 mpg freeway, however in our exams, we noticed freeway gas financial system of 33 mpg. With the X4 M40i, estimated EPA gas financial system stands at 21 mpg metropolis and 26 mpg freeway. We have been in a position to obtain real-world gas financial system of 28 mpg on the freeway throughout our time with that mannequin. For extra details about the X4’s gas financial system, go to the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Clean modernity is the secret throughout the X4’s premium cabin. The heart stack seems to be a bit just like the protect of a superhero, and it sits beneath a trendy floating touchscreen. The X4’s 35.5 inches of rear legroom is lower than you will get with its extra pragmatic relative, the X3 (36.4 inches). Also, the X4 forces you to make some compromises in terms of cargo house. This mannequin offers simply 19 cubic ft of cargo capability with all seats in place and 51 cubic ft with the rear seats lowered. The X3 fares a lot better on this space, offering 29 cubic ft of room on your belongings behind the second row and 63 cubic ft with the rear seats folded.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The base-model X4 comes with HD radio and a 12-speaker sound system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality are normal, which let you seamlessly join the automobile together with your gadget. An built-in navigation system can be normal, and the infotainment system comes with a 12.3-inch show display.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

BMW gives a number of driver-assistance options, however its most spectacular know-how is relegated to choice packages. For extra details about the X4’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embrace:

  • Standard forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping help
  • Available adaptive cruise management

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The X4’s guarantee is nice in comparison with the protection supplied by cheaper mainstream fashions, nevertheless it’s merely common when considered subsequent to the safety offered by its rivals within the luxurious phase. Complimentary scheduled upkeep is offered. Not all fashions on this phase provide this perk, in order that’s a feather within the X4’s cap.

  • Limited guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary scheduled upkeep coated for 3 years or 36,000 miles



2022 BMW X4 xDrive30i

Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback


Base/As Tested: $52,795/$58,995

Options: M Sport package deal, $2900; Dynamic dealing with package deal, $1200; Premium package deal – heated wheel and entrance seats, head-up show, lumbar assist, $950; M Sport 20-in wheels and efficiency tires, $600; Dark Graphite metallic paint, $550


Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct gas injection

Displacement: 122 in3, 1998 cm3

Power: 248 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm


8-speed automated


Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 13.7-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc

Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Runflat

F: 245/45R-20 103W Extra Load RSC ★

R: 275/40R-20 106W Extra Load RSC ★


Wheelbase: 112.8 in

Length: 187.6 in

Width: 75.5 in

Height: 63.8 in

Passenger Volume: 96 ft3

Cargo Volume: 24 ft3

Curb Weight: 4184 lb


60 mph: 6.2 sec

1/4-Mile: 14.7 sec @ 94 mph

100 mph: 16.8 sec

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.0 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.9 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.5 sec

Top Speed (gov): 128 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 157 ft

Braking, 100–0 mph: 316 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.88 g


Observed: 24 mpg


Combined/City/Highway: 24/21/28 mpg


2019 BMW X4 M40i


front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback


$69,170 (Base Price: $61,445)


turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct gas injection


183 cu in, 2998 cc


335 hp @ 6500 rpm


365 lb-ft @ 1520 rpm


8-speed automated with handbook shifting mode


Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink

Brakes (F/R): 13.7-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc

Tires: Bridgestone Alenza 001 RFT, F: 245/45R-20 103W ★ R: 275/40R-20 106W ★ 


Wheelbase: 112.7 in

Length: 187.5 in

Width: 76.3 in

Height: 63.8 in

Passenger quantity: 96 cu ft

Cargo quantity: 19 cu ft

Curb weight: 4146 lb


Zero to 60 mph: 4.2 sec

Zero to 100 mph: 11.0 sec

Zero to 130 mph: 21.4 sec

Rolling begin, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec

Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 sec

Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.3 sec

Standing ¼-mile: 12.9 sec @ 107 mph

Top velocity (governor restricted, C/D est): 155 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 155 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g


75-mph freeway driving: 28 mpg

Highway vary: 480 miles


Combined/metropolis/freeway: 23/20/27 mpg 

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