The BMW X3-based, coupe-style X4 crossover SUV trades some of the interior practicality and headroom for a more stylish appearance while delivering strong performance and agile handling like every BMW. The cabin of the model comes with high-quality materials and equipped with top-notch tech and safety features. The all-new BMW X4 arrived for the 2019 model year while the high-performance X4 M and Competition versions are on sale as the 2020 models. The 2021 BMW X4 will go on sale with no significant changes.
The next BMW X4 returns with the same powertrain range while there will be some regrouping in the equipment availability. The model should also get new color and wheel options.
The BMW X3 should, however, come with the updated staying and equipment but there will also be the all-electric iX3 version. The X4 should follow with similar upgrades for the 2022 model year.
2021 BMW X4: Performance
The next 2021 BMW X4 returns with the same performance levels as the actual model. The engine range includes turbo-4 and turbo-6 units.
The entry-level BMW X4 xDrive30i gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 248 hp and torque of 258 lb-ft. An 8-speed automatic transmission routes the power to the standard all-wheel drive. The base BMW X4 needs 6 seconds to hit 60 mph while earned 23 mpg city and 28 highways at the EPA testing.
The next-level performance will provide the X4 M40i equipped with the 3.0-liter turbo-6 engine mixed again with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 382 hp and torque of 369 lb-ft which is enough to hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The mid-range X4 will manage 21 mpg city and 27 highways.
BMW X4 M and Competition:
The BMW X4 with the M treatment relies on the 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 engine combined with the chassis, suspension and braking system upgrades to back up a new level of performance. The X4 M has 473 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque at disposal. The Competition version helped by the revised exhaust system and re-tuned engine control unit drains 503 horsepower from the inline-6 engine.
These models can hit 60 mph in about 4 seconds. The fuel economy drops to 14/19 mpg city/highway on the M-badged models.
2021 BMW X4: Design
The second-generation BMW X4 shares the CLAR platform and design language with the BMW X3 while draws more attention with the coupe-style profile.
The 2021 BMW X4 returns in the same styling form while there will be new color and wheel options. The model uses a big twin-kidney grille mixed with the wide air intakes and creased hood.
The model looks more attractive from the profile than the BMW X3 thanks to the fast-sloping roofline. A sharp character line and sporty rear contribute also to the model’s appearance.
The M-badged versions come with more imposing styling thanks to the M-specific touches. These models get sportier bumpers combined with attractive trim inserts and larger wheels. The quad exhaust setup is also a part of the deal in this case. The base X4 starts with the 19-inch wheels while the M division models get 21-inch units.
The cabin of the next 2021 BMW X4 will repeat the same interior form. There will be firm and supportive seats with multiple adjustments mixed with high-quality synthetic or real leather padding. The model comes also with modern tech and safety features.
The X4 offers 35.5 inches of the rear-seat legroom with 17 cubes for the cargo behind the third row which is similar to the mid-size sedans.
The model will start with a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Playa and navigation. The standard safety gear will include a forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking while additional driver aids should again be available in optional packages. The packages will add adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and surround-view monitor, etc. Additional comfort and tech features will also be available including heated and cooled seats, a head-up display, wireless charger, etc.
2021 BMW X4: Release, Price
The 2021 BMW X4 should go on sale by the end of the year. The price could be slightly increased despite the lack of significant upgrades. The current model begins from $51, 100 while the M-badged version is available from $73,400.