If you walk into a BMW dealership and can’t find an upscale SUV model you like, you’re probably not trying hard enough. The X4 is one of the brand’s vast array of crossover models, introduced in 2015 as a sleeker version of the X3.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, the BMW X4 gets a mid-cycle update that brings a larger grille, new bumpers, and redesigned headlights. The M40i’s 3.0L six-cylinder engine gains a 48-volt mild-hybrid assist system, too.
The BMW X4 starts in xDrive30i trim with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine. From there, you can move up to the M40i and its newly hybridized turbo six-cylinder. An eight-speed transmission and AWD are standard with both engines.
A high-performance X4 M is covered in a separate buyer's guide entry.
The X4 xDrive30i’s niceties include remote engine start, a heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, heated/power front seats, front and rear parking sensors, automatic A/C, adaptive LED headlights and fog lights, and 12-speaker audio.
Standard safety features are lane departure/lane change warnings, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with city-speed automatic braking.
An advanced driver assist package brings all-speed automatic braking, and a traffic jam assistant.
An essential premium package adds ambient lighting, lumbar adjustments, and passive keyless entry. An enhanced version of this option gains a drive recorder, head-up display, surround-view cameras, and an upgraded stereo.
As of this writing, BMW had not published fuel consumption estimates for the updated X4. However, we expect its figures to be similar to those for the 2021 model, which are 10.2/8.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for xDrive30i models, and 11.3/8.7 L/100 km in M40i trim.
The BMW X4 competes for buyers with the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the Infiniti QX55. You could technically cross-shop it against any of the X3’s wider range of competitors, keeping in mind that the X4 sacrifices some interior space to many of those models.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed