The X4 competes in a highly demanding segment that requires constant updates. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the 2022 model received a mid-cycle update. This update brought a lot of novelties, so it’s pretty easy to conclude that the 2023 BMW X4 will carry on in the same way, without more important updates. We expect to see the same design, though there is always room for minor updates, such as new color options or some additions to the list of standard equipment.
All in all, the next year’s model will continue to deliver familiar pros and cons. This crossover offers a pretty impressive level of athleticism. The handling is very engaging, while the powertrain lineup is full of capable engines. Furthermore, the interior quality is great, while the list of standard equipment is long. On the other hand, we don’t like the fact that the rear-seat headroom is compromised, while the cargo area is notably smaller compared to the X3 model.
Considering that no bigger changes will come, we are pretty sure that the 2023 BMW X4 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 BMW X4 Design
We expect to see no bigger changes for the next year. Simply, the recent mid-cycle update has brought a lot of novelties. We saw the new styling, which brings a lot of new details, starting from the new grille, new headlights, new bumpers, new wheels, color options and many other things. The updated model looks very attractive and competitive, so we are pretty sure that the best the 2023 BMW X4 could bring are minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
Mechanical changes definitely won’t happen. The 2023 BMW X4 will continue to ride on a familiar CLAR platform, the same one that underpins the more conventionally designed X3. The X4 is easy to drive and offers a high level of athleticism, which can be even more impressive if you pick a model with the M badge. However, in that case, the ride can be pretty firm.
Interior changes won’t happen either. We are about to see the same cabin design, which has both positive and negative sides.
When it comes to the positive sides, the interior quality is pretty impressive. We like the materials very much, while the attention to detail is also pretty amazing. Of course, there is also a very generous amount of tech features, which makes everything look even more upscale. The front seats are spacious, massive and supportive.
On the other hand, the sloping roof design brings certain limitations. The second row of seats lacks headroom, while the cargo area is relatively small. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible but we are pretty sure that most things will remain the same as in the current model. Therefore, base models 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, a 12-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. Also, there are many available features you can get, such as proximity keyless entry, remote start, gesture control, satellite radio, and a 16-speaker stereo.
When it comes to safety, we expect that base models will come with things like a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning, automatic high beams etc. This list of optional features should include a 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
Once again, the offer will start with the X4 i30, which will continue with the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower. The M40i will be the next one on the offer, with BMW’s familiar 3.0-liter inline-six, which puts out 382 horsepower.
Of course, you may count on M and M Competition models as well. Both come with a familiar inline-six and while the former puts out around 473 horsepower, the M Competition adds 30 horses and features a max output of 503 horsepower.
All engines come in pair with a smooth-shifting 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
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. The base price should go around 53.000 dollars, while models like Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will remain key competitors.