BMW X4
BMW X4
BMW X4

2021 BMW X4

Pros: Nicely finished cabin; fine balance of ride comfort and handling; good fuel economy in 30i

Cons: Compromised cargo space and rear-seat headroom; some complicated infotainment controls

CG Says: The 2021 BMW X4 adds standard Active Driving Assistant (forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning), satellite radio, and Android Auto functionality. The M40i model gains wireless cellphone charging and a WiFi hotspot. The X4 M Competition model has been replaced by a Competition Package for the X4 M. The X4 is a fastback-roofed version of BMW’s X3 compact SUV and was redesigned for 2019. The base xDrive 30i has a 248-horsepower turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the M40i has a 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder. The X4 M has a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that develops 473 hp or 503 hp with Competition Package. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard. In addition to stronger engines, the M40i and M models get sport suspension and special trim inside and out. Available features include forward-collision warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, blind-spot alert, active lane-keep assist, park assist, ventilated front seats, and panoramic sunroof. The X4’s swoopy, sloped-roofline body emphasizes style over the rear headroom and cargo space of the X3’s traditional wagon body. The X4’s slick styling may appeal to some buyers, but we prefer the X3’s superior cargo capacity, rear-seat passenger room, and lower sticker prices.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices AWD xDrive 30i: $52,595
AWD xDrive M40i: $62,695
AWD M: $74,395

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (30i)
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M40i)
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M, M w/Competition Pkg.)
Horsepower
473 (503 M w/Competition Pkg.)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

BMW X4 M Competition
2021 BMW X4 M Competition
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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