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2019 xDrive30i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe
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Price:   -  From $50,450
2019 M40i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe Price:   -  From $60,450

Overview

Fully revised for 2019, the BMW X4 builds on the previous generation’s success. The X4 a little more style-oriented than its utilitarian brethren X3, but it’s still one of the most tempting and well-built luxury crossovers on the market.

What's New for 2019

The new X4 is redesigned in almost all aspects. It’s longer and wider than the previous generation, with a lower center of gravity. Rear passengers gain an inch of legroom, and the sport seats have been redesigned. The standard moonroof is larger as well. Technology wise, all 2019 X4s boast a larger touchscreen display, an upgraded heads-up display for the driver, and a new lineup of safety tech.

BMW X4

Choosing Your BMW X4

The X4 is lavish from the get-go, as you’d expect from a luxury marque like BMW. A 10.3-inch infotainment display is standard, complete with navigation. The moonroof is standard, as are 19-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and cornering LED headlights. On the interior is an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, and various seat and climate control memory settings. BMW is also proud of its new standard safety features, which include collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, speed limit information, and various pre- and post-crash safety systems. All-wheel drive is standard on all models.

The chief difference between the X3 and X4 is in the rear, where the X4 features the sloping roof of a classic coupe shape. It’s part of the growing market for heavily styled crossovers, but it does cut into cargo capacity—there’s only 18.5 cubic feet behind the seats, and just 50.5 with the rear seats down.

BMW offers both “Tiers” and “Packages,” both of which function like regular packages do for other brands. At launch, buyers will have their choice between two X4s, each with their own choice of engine: the xDrive30i and the M40i.

BMW X4

xDrive30i

The base model is the X4 xDrive30i, which starts at $51,445 after a $995 destination fee. It houses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimates mileage at 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined.

There are three tiers available on the xDrive30i. The Convenience tier costs $1,000 and adds keyless entry, lumbar support, and a one-year subscription to XM radio. For $2,600, a Premium tier includes all Convenience features plus heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a heads-up display, and gesture control. And for $5,550, the Executive tier adds all of the above as well as surround-view cameras, automatic high beams, parking assistance, adaptive LED lighting, and a dynamic instrument display.

Packages focus on extra driver technology. A Driving Assistance package adds safety tech including lane departure warnings and additional pedestrian protection for $500. An additional $1,700 gets the Driving Assistance Plus, which includes adaptive cruise control and upgraded collision mitigation. Finally, a Parking Assistance package adds distance control warnings for $700 (though you have to upgrade to the Convenience Tier to unlock it).

Standalone options cover the rest of customization. 20-inch wheels are an option for $950, and leather seats (upgraded from BMW’s “leatherette”) will add $1,700. The heated steering wheel is available on its own for $190, as are the heated front seats for $500. Wireless charging and a WiFi hotspot come bundled for $400. An upgraded sound system adds $875, and active cruise control is $1,200.

BMW X4

M40i

BMW’s sportier trim starts at $54,445. The big-ticket item is the engine, which is a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit with 355 hp and 365 lb-ft. Mileage drops to 20/27/23, but 0-60 times drop as well. The M40i also comes with performance goodies like larger brakes, electronically adjustable suspension, and a rear-biased version of the all-wheel drive system.

The Premium tier includes the same features as it does on the xDrive30i, but here it only costs $1,600. The Executive tier sees a similar price drop to $2,850. All the tech packages remain the same in both features and price.

The M40i also opens up a couple options like fancy 20-inch wheel designs (still $950) or contrast stitching in the leather seats (still $1,700). Standalone options remain the same, with the exception of a new M-Sport exhaust system for $350.

CarsDirect Tip

The X4 comes ever-closer to bringing sports-car dynamics to a crossover package, but it’s still best in basic form. Spec the well-equipped xDrive30i with the features you need and enjoy it as a stylish alternative to more mainstream options.

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While a crossover coupe may seem like a paradox – how can a SUV share any of the same attributes as a two-door coupe? – automakers like BMW have paved the way forward for the extremely specific body style. Sitting on the same chassis as the BMW X3 and offering the same powertrains, the 2019 BMW X4 is a more stylish take on a SUV. In addition to having a more stylish design, the X4 is also more enjoyable to drive than regular crossovers and SUVs.

Best Value

Enthusiasts will naturally gravitate toward the more powerful X4 M40i with its 355-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, but the entry-level X4 xDrive30i is the option that offers the most value.

The xDrive30i comes with a lot of features that buyers look for in a luxury vehicle. Things like 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, a 10.3-inch touchscreen, 10-way power front sports seats, BMW's SensaTec upholstery, a 12-speaker audio system, three-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and a universal garage door opener are all standard.

As always, BMW continues to offer an impressive amount of optional packages and features to create the ultimate X4. If we were going to build a X4, here's how we'd spec one:

  • Model:2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output:248 hp / 258 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain:All-wheel drive
  • MPG:22 City / 29 Hwy
  • Options: Premium Tier ($2,600, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, gesture control, keyless entry, lumbar support, satellite radio), Driving Assistance Package ($500, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection), Driving Assistance Plus Package ($1,700, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane keeping assist, side collision avoidance, front cross-traffic alert, traffic jam assist, evasion aid)
  • Base Price:$51,445 (including the $995 destination fee)
  • Best Value Price:$56,245

Performance

BMW X4

The base xDrive30i utilizes BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's found in a handful of other machines. While 248 hp may not sound like a lot of power for a vehicle that weighs over 4,000 pounds, the turbocharged unit does a respectable job of getting the crossover down the road. Consumers willing to shell out an extra $10,000 on the X4 M40i model are treated to a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that generates 355 hp and 343 pound-feet of torque. The larger, more powerful engine helps the model get to 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard for both engines.

Neither engine is actually fuel efficient, but the turbo-four is the more frugal option, as it's EPA-rated to get 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined. Opting for the larger engine brings lower fuel economy figures, obviously. The EPA rates the larger six-cylinder at 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Style

Crossover coupes like the X4 put styling above all else, which could be seen as a bad thing for some. At the front, the X4 is like any other crossover, but the difference lies in the back where the sloping roofline and dramatic rear end paint a different picture. The design won't be to everyone's tastes, that's for sure, but the X4 does stand out as one of the more unique crossovers on the market.

The unique design, thankfully, doesn't carry over into the X4's cabin, which shares an overall look that's more in line with the brand's other vehicles. High-end touches and materials are found throughout the entire cabin, while the modern center stack features a slim, horizontal design. It will all look familiar to anyone that's spent some time with other BMWs. Because of the X4's unique blueprint, it loses some interior space over the X3 that it's based off of.

The Best and Worst Things

Unfortunately, the X4's exterior design is its best and worst feature. On one hand, it's the reason some consumers will choose to buy it over the X3 and other more mainstream SUVs. On the other, the polarizing design will naturally lead some into another option.

As we alluded to before, the coupe-like blueprint comes at a cost – interior space. While the X3 offers you with 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place, the X4 lags behind with 18.5 cubic feet of space. It's a similar story for maximum cargo capacity: 62.7 cubic feet for the X3 and 50.5 cubic feet in the X4. The X4 also loses an inch of rear leg room over the X3 and nearly two inches of rear head room.

Right For? Wrong For?

BMW X4

Couples that don't have children and don't spend a lot of time with a full vehicle will enjoy the sportier styling and athleticism that the X4 offers over regular SUVs. If you don't see yourself using the rear seats or needing the extra cargo capacity on a regular basis, opting for the sportier X4 is an easy sell.

If you plan to use the X4 as a family vehicle, you can forget about it. The X4's rear seat isn't exactly spacious and the tight cargo area is a no-go for those looking to haul a large amount of cargo.

The Bottom Line

No, the 2019 BMW X4 isn't the perfect crossover that'll appeal to everyone, but it's a more stylish and sportier take on the old SUV formula. If standing out in the crowd and being able to have a good time on curvy roads is high up on your list of must haves for a vehicle with some ground clearance, than the X4 fits the bill over other crossovers and sedans.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
50.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
187.5 "
Exterior Width
75.5 "
Exterior Height
63.8 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
40.7 "
Rear Legroom
35.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,147 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Vernasca Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
9 / 16 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot / Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Active Lane Keeping Assistant Lane Departure / Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Plus Automated / Active Park Distance Control Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2019 BMW X4 for Sale

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