The 2022 BMW X4 is coming with a plethora of changes. Despite that the current generation hasn’t been around for too long, it receives a mid-cycle refresh, in order to remain competitive on the market, where some of the key rivals are models like Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Audi Q5. The new version gets an updated styling, more features and also comes with big changes under the hood.
Without any doubt, the new model is even better than before. It comes with new front and rear ends, which not looks more aggressive and more modern. The dashboard design includes a few revisions as well, while the infotainment system is also new. Still, the most important updates are those under the hood, as the six-cylinder engine now gets help from a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
We expect that the refreshed 2022 BMW X4 will hit the market this fall.
2022 BMW X4 Redesign
This facelift brings a lot of novelties and of course, the most notable are those in terms of styling. You can see the new front and rear ends, which will certainly keep this model competitive in the following years. At the front, the biggest novelty is the new grille design, which includes bigger and sharper kidneys than before. Furthermore, there is also a new bumper, while headlights have been slightly revised as well. On the other end, new taillights are the biggest change, with a more aggressive design than before. Of course, you may also count on new wheels, new color options etc.
On the other hand, the overall layout remains the same, despite the update. The new version will continue with the same mechanics, based on the CLAR platform, with most parts shared with the X3. Typically for BMW models, the ride is really sporty and we particularly like the handling response.
A few changes are coming on the inside as well. This particularly refers to the dashboard, which receives a few modifications. The climate and audio controls have been reworked, while you may also count on an updated infotainment system, which includes improved navigation, graphics, media content etc. Despite the update, the infotainment screen remains the same size. You may count on a standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen, as well as on a 12.3-inch instrument cluster.
Other than these subtle changes, the cabin design remains the same. We really like BMW’s approach regarding dashboard design, which remains clean, not overdigitalized, like it’s the case with rivals. There is still a fair amount of physical controls, which makes our lives easier. The materials are really nice, while the build quality is pretty impressive.
Besides great overall quality, this cabin also offers a decent amount of passenger space. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent. The second row is also spacious, though taller passengers may have trouble with headroom, due to the sloping roof design. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 24 cubic feet behind the second row and 50.5 cubic feet of the total volume.
As we already mentioned, one of the updates is a new version of BMW’s infotainment system, called iDrive 7. It brings sharper graphics, more intuitive controls, an improved navigation system etc. Also, there are few updates regarding safety systems. For example, the lane-keeping system is now able to recognize necessary lane changes. Furthermore, the automated parking system has been improved as well.
2022 BMW X4 Engines
The base 2022 BMW X4 will continue with the same 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It seems enough powerful to satisfy most drivers. Also, this engine offers a pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The M40i comes with a big update. We are talking about the version with a 3.0-liter inline-six, which not gets help from a mild-hybrid system that improves throttle response and fuel economy. The max output remains the same and goes around 362 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there are M and M Competition models, which use the same but upgrades inline-six engine. The former is good for about 473 horsepower, while the competition gets 30 additional horses and counts up to 503 hp.
All engines come in pair with the excellent 8-speed automatic transmission.
2022 BMW X4 Release Date and Price
The 2022 BMW X4 should hit the market this fall. From what we know so far, the base price will go around 52.000 dollars.