In the world of crossovers, the X4 is a model that’d designed to replace traditional sports coupes, with its aggressive styling and engaging handling. After the recent update, we expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will come without more important changes. We expect to see a familiar design, though there is always a chance to see minor updates, particularly in terms of additions to the list of standard equipment.
The overall layout will remain the same. Therefore, you may count on an SUV that has so many great things to offer, starting from an attractive design and luxurious cabin. We also like the handling very much, while the powertrain lineup includes some pretty capable options. Finally, the list of standard and available equipment is pretty generous. On the other hand, the main complaint goes to the limited cargo area and rear-seat headroom.
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 BMW X4 Design
After the recent update, it’s hard to expect more important updates for the 2023 BMW X4. We expect to see the same design, which has recently brought a lot of new things. Of course, the recent refresh was mostly about styling. We saw novelties in areas like the grille, headlights, bumpers etc. We also saw new wheel designs and new color options, so it’s hard to believe that the next year’s model could bring anything more than a couple of minor updates, such as a new color option or something like that.
Of course, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain the same. We are about to see the same setup, as well as the same ride quality. This SUV offers pretty engaging handling and that is its main advantage over rivals like the GLC Coupe, which is more oriented to comfort than athleticism.
The recent update also brought a few tweaks to the interior, so we expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will come with the same design and features. That’s definitely not a bad thing, considering that the current model already features one of the nicest cabins in the class, characterized by super fine materials, great build quality and lots of tech goodies.
When it comes to the passenger space, the front seats are very generous. They are also massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent. The second row provides plenty of legroom but the coupe-like roof line provides slightly less headroom compared to the more conventional X3.
For the same reason, the cargo area is smaller than in the conventional sibling. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet of the total volume, which is below average for the segment.
We don’t expect to see bigger changes in this aspect, though there is always a chance to see a few novelties on the list of standard features. Still, things will largely remain the same as in the current model, which currently comes standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, a 12-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic moonroof.
We presume that some of the current options could become standard in the next year. Those could be features like proximity keyless entry, remote start, gesture control, satellite radio, and a 16-speaker stereo, which are currently available as upgrades.
2023 BMW X4 Engines
The engine lineup will remain the same, so you may count on three options on the offer. Base models will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower and offers pretty decent performance. Although most drivers will be satisfied with the turbo-four, we feel that the company’s super-smooth and very capable 3.0-liter turbo inline-six is the best choice for the X3. We are talking about the M40i model, which puts out around 382 horsepower.
For those who look for ultimate performance, there is also the M version, which comes with a twin-turbo inline-six, with a max output of 473 horsepower. You can also get the M Competition version, which comes with an additional 30 horsepower and a few more upgrades.
All engines come coupled with a smooth-shifting 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
2023 BMW X4 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 BMW X4 sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 52.000 dollars.