2023 BMW X4 Review: xDrive30i, M40i, M Competition

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BMW revisited the X4 coupe SUV for the current season. So, the new 2023 BMW X4 is not going to bring too many fresh options. We might see the update in the M Performance lineup if the XD4 Alpina, based on the X4, takes the spot in the US squad. But, this is not likely to happen, since the X4M is taking that spot and has its base of fans.

Highlights of the 2023 BMW X4 will be the same as for its predecessor. The bigger update will fix most of the remaining issues. Well, the expensive price tag will always hang from BMW vehicles. But, the X4 draws attention with its cool styling. There are no too many other coupe SUVs available in the market. It has the price – lack of cargo space and headroom for passengers in the back. But, the Bavarian carmaker makes it up with a top of the range comfort and safety. If you need practicality, the X3 is a better choice.

Driving the X4 was always fun. All models are equipped with the xDrive system. The M40i costs a bit too much, but it is worth of an upgrade. Another $10k investment can bring you the X4M model with 475 horsepower, or more than 500 ponies with the Competition package.

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Entry Package: xDrive30i

The base version of the 2023 BMW X4 is available as the xDrive30i. from the nameplate, we immediately recognize that all-wheel drive is standard. The entry-level configuration also includes a four-cylinder engine and plenty of premium options.

Standard parts are 19-inch wheels, sport suspension setup, adaptive lights, power-folding mirrors, a power liftgate, and even a panoramic sunroof, which makes the X4 a step ahead of the competition. Inside, you will find a sports steering wheel, power-adjustable buckets wrapped in synthetic leather, zonal climate control, and a huge 12.3-inch screen. The infotainment system now supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The X4 also comes with parking sensors, front and back. Drivers are getting help from collision mitigation warning, blind-spot monitor system, and lane departure alert.

With all those features, there is no wonder why the 2023 BMW X4 is going to be one of the most expensive SUVs in the compact segment. But, the offer can become even more exclusive if you opt for some of the optional packages. The M Sport adds unique wheels and steering wheel. The Premium bundle comes with heated seats and steering when and the HUD. Adaptive suspension boosts the ride, as well as upgraded brakes, available with the Dynamic Handling package.

2023 BMW X4 m competition

2023 BMW X4 M40i

The M Performance team always delivers a set of special features which enhance both performance and the styling. Under the hood of the 2023 BMW X4 M40i is a six-cylinder engine with extra power. A 3.0-liter unit is paired with a mild-hybrid system and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The configuration cracks 382 hp and 370 lb-ft. For comparison, the base turbo-four delivers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Besides ten grand that you need to add, the M40i will also cost you more thanks to more frequent visits to gas stations.

The Dynamic Handling and M Sport packages are standard for the M models. Plus, the vehicle uses special brakes. Keyless entry is also added, as well as the special graphics that will make it different from the base model. The Premium set of features is still optional. The M40i offers Professional package of driver-aid equipment that includes the adaptive cruise control, lane keep system, and cross-traffic warning. Another option is the Parking Assistance package with automatic brakes, a 360-degree camera, and an automatic parking system.

Top Of the Lineup Model: 2023 BMW X4 M

The M Performance team delivers unique offers. The highlight of the 2023 BMW X4 is the powerful engine that cracks 475 horsepower. To handle such power, the company had to install an adaptive sport suspension system. Also, the M model looks better with the set of 20-inch wheels. More zones are available for climate control, the interior is all in leather, and the audio by Harman Kardon is stunning.

The bar goes up with the 2023 BMW X4 M Competition package. Again, engineers are revisiting the suspension, adding sport exhaust system, and replacing existing features with more exclusive buckets, trims, and genuine leather upholstery. The M Competition bundle also enhances a 3.0-liter I6 engine. Now, it can burst 503 hp, making the X4 one of the most powerful compact SUVs.

2023 BMW X4 Price

Pricing

The MSRP of the coupe SUV starts from $52,000. That is $8k above the entry-level X3 SUV. But, the 2023 BMW X4 offers more right from the start. For example, the xDrive is standard. The M40i costs more than $62,000, making it out of the reach for many buyers. The most expensive configuration, 2023 X4M will probably be very close to $75,000 before you continue to build it.

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