Facelifted BMW X4 gets sharp new look

The BMW X4 coupe-SUV gets a new look inside and out and starts at £49,010

  • Priced from £49,010
  • Three diesel and petrol units available 
  • Available in M Sport trim as standard 

Following the reveal of the facelifted BMW X3, the BMW X4 coupe-SUV has also been given a makeover for 2021 and is on sale now, with first deliveries due in September. 

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Featuring sharper and sportier styling inside and out, the X4 is only available in M Sport trim. It gets more equipment as standard and, like the X3, mild-hybrid technology has been introduced across the engine range, which consists of three diesels and one powerful petrol. 

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Similar to the X3, the BMW X4 gets a bold new front end featuring slimmer LED headlights, which are available with BMW Last Light technology as an option, and a larger mesh kidney grille finished in chrome with high gloss black slats. It also gets a restyled front apron with angular vents and vertical air intakes. The X4 comes in M Sport trim as standard, which includes distinctive gloss black exterior trim and a body kit. 

At the rear, the X4 gets a redesigned lower apron and LED lights with new signatures. The X4 sits on 19-inch alloy wheels as standard with a choice of red or blue brake calipers. An exclusive paint called Piedmont Red is also offered on the X4. 

Interior and specifications 

The cabin features a leather M Sport multifunction steering wheel and is finished in an ‘Aluminium Rhombicle’ interior trim with leather upholstery. 

As with the X3, the X4 features the sharper centre console air vents found in the latest 4 Series. The switchgear around the gear selector has also been updated and the stop/start button is now placed there, instead of on the dashboard. The look is completed by a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and identically sized central touchscreen. 

The X4 gets M Sport suspension as standard but adaptive dampers remain optional. 

Engines and performance 

The X4’s engine range is dominated by diesel power, with three diesel units and one high-performance petrol engine to choose from. 

The entry-level X4 xDrive20d is priced from £49,010 and is powered by a 187bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, which also features BMW’s new 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. It’s the only four-cylinder option in the lineup and can achieve up to 49.6mpg, despite being able to get from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. 

The xDrive30d, meanwhile, uses a larger, 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which has a power output of 282bhp. Priced from £54,410, the 0-62mph sprint takes 5.7 seconds. Fuel economy isn’t hindered too much, with a claimed 46.3mpg, and emissions are around 159g/km of CO2 depending on specification. 

The range-topping diesel is named the M40d and comes with a price tag of £61,120. It uses the same 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel unit as the xDrive30d but develops a punchier 335bhp and 700Nm. It takes 4.9 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph and has a top speed of 155mph. 

At the top of the standard X4 range is the M40i, priced from £61,910. Its petrol engine produces 355bhp and 500Nm but its performance figures are identical to the M40d.

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