2019 BMW X4

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2019 MODEL
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The 2019 BMW X4 can be thought as fastback version of the X3 SUV. It comes with a slanted roof which accounts for tighter cabin and low cargo capacity. The X4 is more athletic than the X3 with adjustable suspension and a stiffer chassis. Inside the X4 comfortable with supportive seats and a user-friendly infotainment system.


 

8.7/10
Engine

 
 

7.4/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

The X4 is surprisingly quick with a choice of different turbocharged engines. The X4 xDrive30i offers a turbo-4 that makes 240 horsepower and a turbo –6 that puts out 335 hp. It sprints from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds which is quicker than most of the cars on the road. It faces stiff competition from homeland and rivals with Audi SQ5, Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG, and Porsche Macan Turbo. All of the vehicles are a souped up variant of standard SUV’s.

2019 BMW X4 Features

The 2019 BMW X4 is available in two trim levels: the Xdrive30iand the M40i. The X4 xDrive30i carries a base price of $50,450. It features a 248-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive.The X4 M40i starts at $60,450. This performance-oriented model comes with a 355-horsepower, turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It also comes standard with satellite radio. Beyond that, it features the same standard and available features as the xDrive30i.

Trim

Xdrive30i

X4 M40i

MSRP

$50,450

$60,000

Key Features

248 hp turbocharged four cylinder

355 hp turbocharged 6 cylinder

 

19-inch alloy wheels

Adaptive suspension

 

Automatic adaptive xenon headlights, LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, heated and power-folding exterior mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors,

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, selectable drive modes and cruise control.

Premium Harman Kardon audio system with satellite radio.

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

M Sports package that includes unique aerodynamic exterior touches, black exterior trim, a sport-tuned suspension, an increased top speed, sporty seats, and a sporty steering wheel.

 

M Sports package that includes unique aerodynamic exterior touches, black exterior driver memory functions, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

Cold Weather package

 

BMW Assist emergency telematics, BMW's iDrive infotainment system

 
 

Rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, and a nine-speaker CD player with HD radio and USB-auxiliary input.

 


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The X4 can be had with two engine options which is the only difference between them. Either way, you're getting an all-wheel-drive SUV that's one of the most dynamic performers in the class. The M40i with its 6 cylinder complements the aggressive design and best suited for spirited driving.

2019 BMW X4 Engine

8.7/10

"BMW's SUVs (or whatever you want to call them) have always differentiated themselves with their 'BMW-ness' (or whatever you want to call it). That is, they do a good job imitating a sports sedan while offering the practicality of an SUV. The X4 shifts even more toward the sports sedan, with both trims offering quick acceleration and spry handling." -- Kelley Blue Book

The xDrive30i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque .The M40i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder producing 355 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. Both of the engines are awe-inspiring and produces enough grunt for city driving. The six-cylinder engine is well suited for who want more excitement behind the steering wheel and comes with wonderful exhaust note. Just slam the gas pedal and feast you with liberal amounts of torque and aural excitement.

Both of the power plant come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The ZF sourced standard eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and ensures that you always have power on tap when you need it. There are cracks and bubbles during upshifts and downshifts.

Models

BMW X4 M40i

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Porsche Macan Turbo

MSRP

$61,445

$54,345

$58,200

$77,200

Engine

3.0L i6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.6L Twin Turbo V6

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

7 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

355 hp@ 5500 rpm

375 hp@ 6000 rpm

354 hp@ 5400rpm

400 hp

Torque

365 ft-lbs.@ 1520 rpm

350 ft-lbs@ 2250 rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1370rpm

406 lb-ft

The Porsche Macan have got highest amount of hp with its twin turbo V6 but it comes with a hefty price tag. Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG and Audi SQ5 have similar performance as the BMW X4 .

Ride and Handling

Many will like the smooth power from the standard 4 cylinder in the xDrive30i but the rapid surge of acceleration in the M40i’s 6 cylinder is hard to ignore. The smooth shifting 8 speed automatic is tuned for perfection. Handling responses are sharp regardless of the trim level. All-wheel drive comes standard and the X4 is quiet and comfortable on the road.

There are four selectable driving modes (Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+) that alter driving dynamics. The ride is on the softer side in the Comfort setting, stepping up the firmness and throttle response in Sport mode. The ride is composed, with a moderate amount of body roll. In Comfort, the chassis soaks up the pavement, though the drive route in North and South Carolina provided smooth asphalt. Sport mode drops the ride quality significantly and is hardly worth using unless you plan to carve corners on your commute.

Acceleration

The BMW X4 with its four cylinder engine can sprint to 60 mph from standstill in just 6.0 seconds. The 6 banger is quicker than most of the cars on road and it only takes 4.8 seconds to dash 60 mph from nothing.

Models

BMW X4 M40i

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Porsche Macan Turbo

0-60 MPH

4.8 sec

4.3 sec

5.1 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

13.4 sec

14.8 sec

13.1 sec

12.9 sec

Engine

3.0L i6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Porsche Macan Turbo

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

7.3

8.4

8.2

All of the rivals have similar 0 to 60 time but the Audi SQ5 is little bit slower as compared to rivals.

Braking

The M40i has standard M Sport brakes with a larger master cylinder and blue-painted calipers. With a small pedal travel the brakes feel firm and can be easily modulated, much appreciated in off road driving. The car have minimal body lean on corners and maintains composure while enthusiastic driving.

Model

BMW X4 M40i

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Porsche Macan Turbo

Brake Front (in.)

13.7

13.8

13.8

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

13.5

13

13

14.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4323

3457

4398

4244

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

128

123

127

The GLA 45 AMG have the shortest stopping distance due to its lower curb weight. BMW X4 and other rivals have similar stopping distance.

2019 BMW X4 Fuel Economy

The X4 is able to return 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with its standard engine. Those are better ratings than many class rivals get. The six-cylinder's ratings drop to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

BMW X4 M40i

Porsche Macan Turbo

MPG (city)

22

19

20

17

MPG (highway)

28

24

27

23

MPG (combined)

25

21

23

19

Range (city/highway)

326/414

N/A

344/464

328/432

Tank Capacity (gal)

14.8

18.5

17.2

16.4

The BMW X4 is highly fuel efficient than most of the rivals and will be lighter on your pocket. The Audi SQ5 and Porsche Macan Turbo are among the least efficient here.

2019 BMW X4 Interior

7.4/10

"We encountered zero build quality issues. The X4 exhibited the high level of fitment we've come to expect from BMW. Everything about the X4 feels solid and durable."- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The cabin of the all-new BMW X4 is roomier with precise build quality and a host of meticulously crafted details. Standard 10.5 inch infotainment screen grows out of the dashboard with controls clearly arranged and set within trim finishers. From digital dials to the placement of the vents to the slight driver-focused dashboard is typical BMW.

The front seats are highly supportive and comfortable .Boldly contoured side bolsters provide outstanding lateral support even in extreme handling situations. The rear seats are also provide ample amount of comfort but the headroom is compromised due to the raked roof.

Model

BMW X4 M430i

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Porsche Macan turbo

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42.2/56.2/41.2

41.7/57.7/41

39.0/57.5/40.7

38.4/56.0/40.2

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.4/56.4/36.2

39.3/56.5/37.8

37.2/56.0/35.5

35.4/53.2/27.1

Interior Features

The interior of the X4 is well equipped with a decent list of features which include:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • iDrive Infotainment System
  • Heated seats
  • All-round parking sensors
  • Eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions
  • Nine-speaker CD player with HD radio and USB-auxiliary input
  • The cold weather package which is available in the M sport package is also an additional feature to look out for

Infotainment System

Most individuals are fans of the iDrive infotainment system. Though some say it can be distracting to use while on the go, most of them agree that the system is intuitive. The controls are easy to master, and it's not hard to reach them from the driver's seat. The X4 gains the company's Gesture Control Technology for the center touchscreen, which lets you do things like change the volume, skip a track, or answer a phone call with a few simple hand motions.

  • GPS- enabled navigation system.
  • Apple carplay.
  • Wifi hotspot.
  • Voice input messaging.
  • Bluetooth phone and streaming audio.
  • A nine-speaker CD player with HD radio and USB-auxiliary input.
  • Harman Kardon music system with satellite radio.

Cargo volume

With its sloping roofline, the BMW X4 significantly cuts down the cargo space for sporty pretense. With the rear seats in use, you have 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough room for the family golden retriever and a bag or two. Fold down the rear seats, and you have just over 50 cubic feet of space.

Model

BMW X4 M40i

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

BMW X4 M40i

Porsche Macan Turbo

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

18.5

17.2

26.8

18.5

17.7

With rear seats down

50

43.6

60.4

50.5

53.0

The cargo capacity is really affected due to the slanting roof and most of the rivals offers large space.

2019 BMW X4 Exterior

The 2019 BMW X4 should appeal to style-conscious buyers who like the elevated height of an SUV but don't particularly need all the space for either passengers or cargo. If you're like most who aren't willing to sacrifice utility for appearances, BMW's more traditional X3 SUV is a better bet- Edmunds

Dimension and Height

The X4 with its coupe-like roofline and chiseled curves, this Sports Activity Coupe demands every bit of the attention on road. Short overhangs and muscular, flared wheel housings accentuate the character of a vehicle that seeks routes off the beaten path. The X4 is basically a BMW X3 with a fastback roof past the B-pillar. The new X4 is slightly larger than before, growing 3 inches in length (2.1 inches in the wheelbase) and 1.4 inches in width, though it's roughly the same height as before.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

BMW X4 M40i

Porsche Macan Turbo

Curb weight (lbs.)

3457

4398

4323

4244

Length(in)

175.4

183.9

187.5

185.0

Width(in)

71.0

74.5

76.3

76.1

Height(in)

58.0

65.3

63.8

63.4

Ground clearance (in)

4.9

8.2

8.0

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

111.2

112.7

110.5

Track width (in) F/R

61.7/61.8

63.9/63.6

63.1/64.8

Porsche Macan Turbo

The BMW X4 cast the biggest shadow as it is the longest among all the rivals. The GLA45 AMG have got the smallest dimensions.

Exterior Features

The coupe variant of the boxier X3 sports splitters and diffusers with following features:

  • Sportier 19-inch alloy wheels
  • The automatic adaptive xenon headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Sun roof
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors etc.

2019 BMW X4 Safety

The BMW X4 comes with host of standard safety features which can see what driver cannot:

  • DSC+ Electronic Stability Control
     
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
     
  • Side Impact Beams
     
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
     
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
     
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
     
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
     
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
     
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
     
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
     
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
     
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3
     
  • Back-Up Camera

2019 BMW X4 Competition

Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG

The 2019 GLA250 slotting beneath the GLC is the most affordable SUV in the German automaker’s lineup. It is much like a taller hatchback with SUV-like utility and higher seating position. The AMG powered engine offers thrilling performance and yet fuel efficiency is up to the mark. Coupe like roofline of the GLA45 AMG accounts for low cargo capacity and interior space. The overall performance of X4 has an edge over the GLA 45 AMG.

Audi SQ5

If you want an understated design but engaging driving dynamics as the X4 then the Audi SQ5 may be the best option for you. It is the sporty variant of the Audi Q5 with best in class interior and spacious seats. The X4 may be ahead in terms of performance but the Q5 is close behind. Audi’s premium cabin and better value gives it an edge over the X4.

Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan Turbo offers several powerful turbocharged engines though it will burn a hole in your pocket with monthly fuel bills. The Macan is not fun to drive as the BMW X4. Porsche’s interior is nice and elegant with long list of standard tech features. Both of the cars feels short on cargo space and rear headroom. The X4 scores better marks in most of the areas and proves to be a better choice.

2019 BMW X4 Final Verdict

The BMW X4 has got great driving dynamics if you don’t mind sacrificing some interior space for a coupe like design. The engine never feels short on power and it earns a respectable fuel economy. It rides smoothly and the handling is better than most of the rivals.

Pros

Smooth and powerful engines

Striking design

Smooth 8 speed automatic

A long list of standard features

Cons

Tight rear headroom

Compromised cargo space

No Android Auto and $2000 for Applecar Play

What's New?

Completely redesigned for the year 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50450

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

13-in. four wheel ventilated disc brakes/13-in. four wheel ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

112.7 in.

length

187.5 in.

width

75.5 in.

height

63.8 in.

curb weight

4146 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

40 cu ft.

payload capacity

882 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

498.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no



Styles

 2019 BMW X4 in Flamenco Red Metallic color  2019 BMW X4 in Dark Olive Metallic color  2019 BMW X4 in Dark Graphite Metallic color  2019 BMW X4 in Carbon Black Metallic color  2019 BMW X4 in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2019 BMW X4 in Alpine White color
Flamenco Red Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

8.7

Interior

7.4

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i

xDrive30i

power
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$50,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $50,450 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 248 hp @ 5200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Black Sapphire Metallic
  Glacier Silver Metallic
  Dark Olive Metallic
  Alpine White
  Phytonic Blue Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic

 2019 BMW X4 M40i

M40i

power
355 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$60,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $60,450 MSRP N/A N/A
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N/A N/A N/A NA
M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $60,450 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 355 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Black Sapphire Metallic
  Glacier Silver Metallic
  Alpine White
  Phytonic Blue Metallic
  Flamenco Red Metallic
  Sunstone Metallic