Sleek, feminine and athletic The BMW X4 doesn’t possess the functionality of an ordinary SUV. It does however have distinct design, impressive engine options and a comfortable interior that is well-built and comfortable.
Imagine this 2022 BMW X4 as a BMW X3 that has a sleek and feminine fastback design. It does not have the cargo space or interior space that the X3 However, it has the all-wheel drive sport-sedan performance and the performance we’ve come accustomed to from BMW’s range of SUVs. It’s a great choice for families. BMW X4 is exceptionally rewarding to drive and its interior is beautifully made and beautifully completed. In terms of dimension the X4 is around 4 inches larger than its closest rival which is that of Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe. In comparison, the Audi Q5 is a tad shorter, whereas it is a bit longer. Land Rover Range Rover Velar and the brand new Genesis GV70 are a bit bigger. If you’re looking for a car with an agile and responsive driving experience with a higher seat and greater storage space than the typical sports car the BMW X4 is the tailor-made solution.
Trims and Pricing
In 2022, the BMW X4 is available in two versions of 30-i as well as M40-i. There’s also a higher-performance BMW X4 M model covered in another review. The most affordable 30i is the most well-known model, however, we suggest the M40i. We’ll discuss the reasons the reason.
The X4 30i is priced at $52,795 (including the $995 cost for destination). It also is equipped with a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an all-wheel drive 19-inch alloy wheels that have run-flat tires that are all-season and a leather-wrapped steering column with power-adjustable front seats as well as a 40/20/40 split back seat that can be adjusted to the seat backs. Other options are an inbuilt navigation system with dual-zone climate controls, parking assistance and a panoramic sunroof.
The M40i X4 ($63,395) boosts the already outstanding performance to a different level. The most significant modification is the addition of the turbocharged 382-horsepower inline six-cylinder engine. There is also the 48-volt mild hybrid system that boosts fuel efficiency and performance. The M40i comes with special 19 inch alloy wheels. They also have M sports brakes that have blue calipers, adaptive suspension and an enhanced top speed in it’s electronic limiter. Although the M40i is more than $11,000 costly than the 30i we believe the performance benefits it offers all around are the best value.
Engine and Performance
The X4 30i is powered turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 248 horsepower. It’s enough for the majority of buyers. BMW claims that the 30i can be able to go from 0-60 speed in only 6.0 minutes. The acceleration is strong, and with the X4’s supple with a responsive and smooth handling make it more enjoyable driving than Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe. The base engine of the new Genesis GV70 packs 300 hp that gives it more power on the straights and when driving along the main roads. The X4 M40i features Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder, which produces 382 horsepower. Both engines are teamed with an eight-speed Sport Steptronic automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and all X4s employ BMW’s excellent xDrive all-wheel-drive system. BMW claims that the M40i can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, which makes it among the fastest in its class.
One of the most impressive aspects in this BMW X4 is its well-designed interior. It’s exquisitely completed. Seats in the front are extremely comfortable and well-padded for serious driving. Its driving posture is superb and the instrumentation displayed on the 12.3-inch digital display look attractive. The infotainment screen is placed at a high level on the dashboard and tilted towards the driver to make it easier to comprehend and reach. The second row seats are divided 40/20/40. This gives the driver more flexibility. The seats can recline separately. The back seat is comfortable. The ambient lighting option can add modern vibes in the cabin. Despite the X4’s sporty performance it’s a comfortable ride and the cabin is quiet when on the highway.
The BMW X4 has 18.5 cubic feet of space for luggage in the rear of its second row which is in line similar to Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe. When the second row seats are folded down the X4 provides 50.5 cubic yards of storage space. It’s plenty for most buyers , but considerably smaller than the slightly larger Land Rover Range Rover Velar that offers 70.1 cubic yards of storage space for cargo.
Connectivity and Infotainment
The default infotainment system that comes with the X4 is the amazing BMW Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7. Don’t let the complicated name frighten you. It’s simple to use, with intuitive menus as well as an impressive 12.3-inch touchscreen that is mounted on the dash. It supports wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto along with Amazon Alexa are all supported by the iDrive 7 system, but the addition of a few USB ports are great. The My BMW application (available on the iOS or Android operating systems) allows remote access features that include the location of your vehicle in addition to locking and unlocking doors, as well as recording the car’s surroundings. Addresses for destinations can be transmitted directly from your phone to the car’s navigation system. The X4’s audio system base comes with a digital amplifier of 205 watts with 12 loudspeakers. An impressive 600-watt speaker Harman Kardon audio system is an option, and it is awe-inspiring. A head-up display is also an alternative.