BMW X4 2023 Review, Price and Specifications

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If you like the X3’s street style but find its boxy body a bit too basic, its swoopier sibling — the BMW X4 2023 — sports an eye-catching fastback design designed to appeal to the sophisticated crowd. The X3, and other squareback SUVs for that matter, offer more practicality, but the X4 is more about style. It’s like a pair of Gucci sneakers you wear for a dog walk: The blisters they cause are worth the pain because they look so good. The reduced rear seat headroom and less accommodating cargo area are the X4’s main compromises, as the rest of the car is identical to the generally excellent X3. Turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive are both standard, while an optional turbocharged inline-six adds to the fun. Inside, the X4’s cabin is not too flashy but still chic and premium. Plus, BMW bakes in a ton of tech features. If fashion and performance are equally important to you, consider the spicier X4 M, which we reviewed separately.

What’s New in 2023?

Keyless entry is now standard and gesture controls for the infotainment system are no longer part of the optional Premium package. Otherwise, the X4 carried over to the 2023 model year remains unchanged.

Price and Where to Buy

The M40i’s turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine is impressive, but the 30i’s base four-cylinder turbo provides plenty of power. We’d choose that model for its better fuel economy figures, and we’d add the Premium package to get comforts like heated seats and a heads-up display.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The base BMW X4 xDrive30i is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the track, this model sprints up to 60 mph in a respectable 6.2 seconds. If you want something more high-octane, the X4 M40i is a great fit. This model is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 382 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X4 M40i accelerates to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, according to our trajectory test, and its engine record is as impressive as its acceleration. Launch control is standard. Both trims are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Whichever X4 you choose, you’ll be treated to an SUV matched with sharp handling with an easy-to-use ride quality.

Real World Fuel Economy and MPG

The EPA estimates that the X4 xDrive30i achieves a mileage of 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, but in our tests we observed 33 mpg highway fuel economy. With the X4 M40i, the EPA estimated fuel economy of 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. We were able to achieve real-world fuel savings of 28 mpg on the highway during our time with that model. For more information on X4 fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

Clean modernity is the name of the game in the X4’s premium cabin. The center stack looks a bit like a superhero shield, and sits below a stylish floating touchscreen. The X4’s 35.5-inch rear legroom is less than what you get with the relatively more pragmatic X3 (36.4 inches). Plus, the X4 forces you to make some compromises when it comes to cargo space. This model provides only 19 cubic feet of cargo capacity with all seats in place and 51 cubic feet with the rear seats lowered. The X3 fares much better in these areas, providing 29 cubic feet of space for your stuff behind the second row and 63 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The base model X4 is equipped with an HD radio and a 12-speaker sound system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities are standard, allowing you to seamlessly connect your vehicle with your device. An integrated navigation system is also standard, and the infotainment system comes with a 12.3-inch display.

Safety Features and Driver Assistance

BMW offers several driver-assist features, but its most impressive technology is relegated to a select package. For more information on X4 crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key security features include:

  • Standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Standard lane departure warning with lane guard assistance
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The X4’s warranty is great when compared to the coverage offered by cheaper mainstream models, but it’s only average when it comes to the protection that its competitors in the luxury segment provide. Free scheduled maintenance is provided. Not all models in this segment offer this advantage, so that’s what the X4 is all about.

  • Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Free scheduled maintenance covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles



2022 BMW X4 xDrive30i
Vehicle Type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-seater, 4-door hatchback

Basic/As Tested: $52,795/$58,995
Options: M Sport Package, $2900; Dynamic handling plan, $1200; Premium package – heated wheels and front seats, heads-up display, lumbar support, $950; 20-in M Sport wheels and performance tires, $600; Dark Graphite metallic paint, $550

Turbocharged and DOHC 16-valve inline-4 intercooler, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 122 inches31998 cm3
Power: 248 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

Automatic 8 speed

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.7 inch ventilated disc/13.6 inch ventilated 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 inches
Length: 187.6 inches
Width: 75.5 inches
Height: 63.8 inches
Passenger Volume: 96 feet3
Cargo Volume: 24 feet3
Curb weight: 4184 lb

60 mph: 6.2 seconds
1/4-Mile: 14.7 seconds @ 94 mph
100 mph: 16.8 seconds

The above result eliminates a 1 foot 0.3 second launch.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.0 seconds
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.9 seconds
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.5 sec
Top Speed ​​(government): 128 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 157 feet
Braking, 100–0 mph: 316 feet
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-seater, 4-door hatchback

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

Inline-6 ​​24-valve DOHC turbocharged and intercooled, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

183 cu in, 2998 cc

335 hp @ 6500 rpm

365 lb-ft @ 1520 rpm

8 speed automatic with manual shift mode

Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.7-in/13.6-in ventilated disc
Tires: Bridgestone Alenza 001 RFT, F: 245/45R-20 103W R: 275/40R-20 106W

Wheelbase: 112.7 inches
Length: 187.5 inches
Width: 76.3 inches
Height: 63.8 inches
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 19 cu ft
Curb weight: 4146 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 4.2 seconds
Zero to 100 mph: 11.0 seconds
Zero to 130 mph: 21.4 seconds
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 s
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.3 s
Stand-mile: 12.9 seconds @ 107 mph
Top speed (limited governor, CD approx.): 155 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 155 feet
Road handle, 300 ft diameter skidpad: 0.90 g

75-mph highway driving: 28 mpg
Highway coverage: 480 miles

Combined/city/highway: 23/20/27 mpg

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