The world of coupe crossovers is getting more crowded every year and as one of the leaders in the segment, the X4 needs frequent updates to retain its position. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the 2022 model year came with a lot of interesting novelties. We saw various styling upgrades, which clearly indicates that the 2023 BMW X4 will come without more important updates. Moreover, we expect that the current generation will remain in the current for some more time.
Therefore, you may count on a vehicle that has a lot of great things to offer, starting from smooth, capable and refined powertrain options, athletic handling and high-quality interior. However, the coupe body style also means some compromises, particularly in terms of rear passenger space, cargo area etc.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come for the next year, we expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 BMW X4 Design
Design-wise, we definitely don’t expect to see any significant upgrades. The current generation may have been around for a while, but it received a nice update last year. That update was mostly about styling. We saw things like the new grille, headlights, bumpers etc. So, it’s pretty much for sure that the next year’s model will continue in the same way. Of course, minor updates are always possible, things like new color options etc.
The mechanical aspect of the vehicle is also pretty familiar. This SUV shares most of its parts with the X3 and rides on the same versions of BMW’s familiar CLAR platform. We like how it rides, especially in terms of handling and the overall level of athleticism. Still, keep in mind that M-badged models can be pretty firm on rough pavement.
The 2023 BMW X4 interior will also continue in the same way. What we like about it is the overall quality. We like the conservative dashboard design, which works pretty well in a combination with fine materials and good build quality.
The front seats are massive and supportive, with plenty of space for taller passengers. Also, there is a wide range of adjustability options, so it’s pretty easy to find a perfect driving position.
On the other hand, the attractive coupe body style brings a couple of compromises. Due to the sloping roof, the amount of headroom in the second row isn’t great and taller passengers may struggle with their heads. For the same reason, the cargo area is notably smaller compared to the more traditionally-designed X3. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet with these seats folded.
We might see a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment but we also have no doubt that most of the things will remain the same as in the current model. Therefore, all versions should come 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, 12-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. Additionally, you can get things like remote start, proximity keyless entry, gesture control, satellite radio, and a 16-speaker stereo.
The same thing is with safety features. All models should come standard with a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams etc. Additionally, there are upgrades like head-up display, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed traffic jam assist, parallel park assist, surround-view camera etc.
2023 BMW X4 Engines
We expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will continue with the same engine options on the offer. Therefore, base versions will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which should be enough for most drivers. Also, there is the optional 3.0-liter inline-six. This one puts out around 382 horsepower and offers notably better performance and a smoother ride. Finally, there are the M and M competition models, equipped with a twin-turbo inline-six, with 473 and 503 horsepower, respectively.
All models come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which are pretty good numbers for the segment.
2023 BMW X4 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 BMW X4 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, Infiniti QX55 etc.