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2023 BMW X4

2023 BMW X4
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Fuel Efficiency7.7 - 10.6 / 100km
ANCAP RatingNot tested
Warranty5 years
Fuel Efficiency7.7 - 10.6 / 100km
ANCAP RatingNot tested
Warranty5 years

About the BMW X4

Today's flock of so-called coupe SUVs follow the classic coupe formula – take a generally practical vehicle, give it a swoopier body style that removes some of that practicality, and then give it a higher price.

To our eyes, the BMW X4 isn't as classically handsome as a conventional BMW coupe like the 4 Series, but if you like the X3 but want something a little more striking, this might suit you.


Our expert's shortest summary

Excellent handling

Quality interior

Fiery M Competition variant has the goods


No plug-in hybrid or electric variants like in the X3

Some safety features are optional that should be standard

Costs thousands more than the equivalent X3



All the latest BMW X4 news

BMW X4 Range Guide

Which variant of the BMW X4 range is best for you?

The BMW X4 xDrive20i features:

  • M Sport package
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Parking Assistant Plus with surround-view camera, semi-autonomous parking assist
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Power tailgate
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Wireless charging
  • Connected Package Professional
  • DAB digital radio
  • Driving Assistant
  • Ambient lighting
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Power front seats with driver memory
  • Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Comfort Access
  • Sensatec (perforated) leatherette trim

The BMW X4 xDrive30i adds the following:

  • Backrest width adjust, driver
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Vernasca leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • 12-speaker HiFi loudspeaker audio system
  • Driving Assistant Professional^

^Driving Assistant temporarily replaces Driving Assistant Professional due to the current semiconductor supply shortage. A $2500 reduction is applied to the listed RRP in light of the change

The BMW X4 M40i adds the following:

  • 21-inch M Sport alloy wheels
  • M Sport differential
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Sensatec-wrapped instrument panel
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Lumbar support for driver
  • harman/kardon 16-speaker surround sound system
  • BMW Laserlight
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Head-up display

The BMW X4 M Competition includes BMW's M xDrive system.


Photos and Images of the BMW X4 Interior

If the X4 isn’t the prettiest car on the outside, then it makes up for that on the inside.

We’d say that this is a better cabin than that of the facelifted Audi Q5, and it’ll be familiar to anybody who has driven a new 3 Series or, naturally, an X3.

New to the X4 for 2022 is the centre console between the front seats, which now has a smaller, chunkier gear selector for the standard-fit eight-speed automatic gearbox, along with buttons for the engine stop-start, driving mode selection and the round click-wheel controller for the iDrive system.

The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is well-sized, though it runs on iDrive version 7.0 unlike the iDrive 8-equipped iX and i4.

Tied into the software you’ll find apps such as Amazon Alexa and Spotify, as well as closer integration with the BMW phone app. The latter allows you to do things like send navigation instructions to the car from your phone, as well as use your phone as an electronic key.

You can use gesture control, but it’s still just a gimmick, and if you like having shouting arguments with your dashboard, the ‘Hey, BMW’ digital voice assistant can now do more things, such as opening or closing the windows or changing the air conditioning or driving modes.

In front of the driver is BMW’s large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, which features neat graphics and the ability to view maps.

The available head-up display is excellent, able to show full mapping instructions for the navigation, as well as sports displays when you dial up the racier driving modes.

There’s no shortage of connections for electronics in the X4’s cabin, with plenty of USB ports front and rear.


Photos and Images of the BMW X4 Exterior

Even the base xDrive20i has the sporty-looking M Sport package plus 19-inch alloy wheels.

The xDrive30i wears 20-inch alloys, while the M40i and M Competition upgrade to 21-inch alloys.

BMW X4 Colours

What colours are available for the BMW X4?

Alpine White is the standard paint colour, with the following metallic finishes optional on the core X4 range:

  • M Carbon Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
  • Piemont Red
  • Phytonic Blue
  • M Brooklyn Grey
  • BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue

The palette is slightly different on the M Competition, with the following finishes a no-cost option:

  • Alpine White
  • Sao Paulo Yellow
  • M Carbon Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
  • M Marina Bay Blue
  • M Toronto Red
  • M Brooklyn Grey

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a BMW X4?

Servicing can be taken care of as you go or through a pre-paid service plan.

The Basic five-year, 80,000km plan in the core X4 line-up costs $2010 while the Plus plan costs $5500.

How it Drives

Our expert take on BMW X4 drivability?

The X4 drives like the X3 it's based on, which is no bad thing given the mid-sized Bimmer is one of the more athletic vehicles in this class.

Even with the 21-inch alloy wheels of the M40i and M Competition, the X4 boasts comfortable ride quality.

The ZF-sourced eight-speed torque-converter automatic shifts smoothly, and is almost as rapid between ratios on the move as a DCT.

The X4’s best aspect might just be its steering, which manages a good balance between high-speed stability and low-speed response.

There’s surprisingly good feel and feedback for a relatively large SUV with electric power steering, and a meaty weight at the wheel rim that feels reassuring.

With standard xDrive four-wheel drive, you’re not going to run out of traction in anything but the most demanding conditions.

Performance varies markedly – the xDrive20i takes 8.3 seconds to do the 0-100km/h sprint, while the M Competition does the sprint in just 3.8 seconds.

BMW X4 Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The BMW X4 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP on the related X3 in 2017.

Additional side impact and oblique tests were carried out on the X4 to confirm results based on the differences in side structures between the two vehicles.

Category scores included 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for pedestrian detection and 58 per cent for safety assist.

It’s worth noting these scores only apply to xDrive20d and xDrive30i variants, with the former no longer on sale in Australia.

Dual frontal, side chest, side curtain and driver’s knee airbags are standard.

The BMW X4 xDrive20i gets the basic Driving Assistant package, which features the following:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Cruise control with downhill braking function
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition

Opting for the xDrive30i^, M40i and M Competition brings the Driving Assistant Professional suite, which adds:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Steering and Lane Control Assistant (semi-autonomous mode)
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Evasion aid

^Driving Assistant temporarily replaces Driving Assistant Professional due to the current semiconductor supply shortage. A $2500 reduction is applied to the listed RRP in light of the change.

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BMW X4 Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated BMW X4?
56% lifecycle
September 2018

The current generation BMW X4 was launched in September 2018 and is currently 56 percent through its lifecycle. The last update was a limited edition release that was launched in April 2022 with the next model expected in 2028.

BMW X4 Options

Options list for the BMW X4

The following option packages are available:

Visibility Package (xDrive20i, xDrive30i)

  • Metallic paint
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • BMW Laserlight headlights

Comfort Package (xDrive20i, xDrive30i)

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Drive lumbar support

Rear Seat Comfort Package (X4 M)

  • Sun protection glazing
  • Heated seats, front and second row
  • Luggage compartment net

Innovations Package (X4 M)

  • Remote Engine Start
  • Gesture Control
  • BMW Driver Recorder

M Carbon Package (X4 M)

  • M Carbon precision strut
  • M Carbon mirror caps
  • M Carbon rear spoiler

There's also an Executive Package available across the range, which varies in equipment and price depending on the variant. The full complement of features includes:

  • Remote start
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Sun protection glazing
  • Gesture control
  • BMW Drive Recorder
  • Heated steering wheel (M40i, X4 M)
  • Ventilated front seats (X4 M)
  • Heated front and rear seats (xDrive30i, M40i)
  • Sensatec-wrapped instrument panel (xDrive20i, xDrive30i)
  • Harmon Kardon sound system (xDrive30i)
  • 12-speaker sound system (xDrive20i)

BMW X4 Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the BMW X4?

BMW Australia covers its line-up with a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

BMW X4 Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the BMW X4?

Boot space is rated at 525L with the second row upright, expanding to 1430L with them folded.

BMW X4 Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the BMW X4 use and what are its emissions?

On the combined cycle, the base xDrive20i uses 7.7L/100km, the xDrive30i uses 7.9L/100km, the M40i uses 8.9L/100km, and the M Competition uses 10.7L/100km.

All bar the M Competition will run on 95 RON premium unleaded fuel, with the flagship X4 requiring 98 RON.

Depending on the variant, view the 2023 BMW X4 fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?

BMW X4 Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW X4

The X4 measures 4751mm long, 1918mm wide (2138mm including the mirrors) and 1621mm tall on a 2864mm wheelbase.

The M Competition is slightly longer (4754mm), wider (1927mm) and lower (1620mm).

Depending on the variant, the 2023 BMW X4 measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
xDRIVE20i M SPORTG02 LCI5D COUPE4751191816212864
xDRIVE30i M SPORTG02 LCI5D COUPE4751191816212864
M40iG02 LCI5D COUPE4752193816212864
M COMPETITIONF985D COUPE4754192716182864

The 2023 BMW X4 has a braked towing capacity from 2000kg to 2400kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

BMW X4 Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The BMW X4 is categorised as a Medium SUV and has a price range of $95,700 to $185,200. There are currently 4 other options in the Medium SUV segment, those that fit within a similar price range include:

BMW X4 Sales Data

How well has the BMW X4 been selling?

In 2021, BMW sold 984 X4s, narrowly ahead of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (771) but far behind the more practical GLC wagon (3435) and BMW X3 (4242).

Should you buy the BMW X4

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

You pay thousands more for a BMW X4 than the related X3, but you get less in the way of practicality.

You'd have to be in love with the X4's looks to want to shell out the extra coin, but at least if you do you you'll enjoy all the basic goodness of the X3.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

With the recent introduction of the Audi Q5 Sportback, each German luxury brand offers a mid-sized 'coupe SUV'. The Audi is arguably the least sporty in both looks and drive, but it's certainly a pleasant entrant into the segment.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is at the end of its lifecycle, with a new generation set to launch in 2023, though it still has a lot to offer. It can also go toe-to-toe with the mighty M Competition in performance in GLC 63 AMG guise with its twin-turbo V8, though its successor is expected to move to a turbocharged plug-in hybrid four-cylinder.

Though less overtly coupe-like in appearance, there's also the Alfa Romeo Stelvio – again, it's a credible alternative to the X4 M Competition in twin-turbo V6 Quadrifoglio guise. Other performance-focused SUVs in this segment include the Porsche Macan, another SUV toward the end of its lifecycle.

BMW X4 Interesting Facts

Did you know?

BMW invented the modern 'coupe SUV' with the X5-based X6 in 2008, though it took six years to follow it up with the X3-based X4.

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