2021 BMW X4 Preview: Specs and Features

The current generation of the popular compact luxury crossover has been around for just a couple of years. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2021 BMW X4 won’t feature too many changes. We are pretty sure that this will be a typical carryover, despite that some reports suggest a facelift. Simply, this is too early, even for BMW’s standards. Also, most experts consider this model, along with its X3 sibling one of the best crossovers in the compact class. So, it’s hard to expect any rush from the Bavarian carmaker.

That means that we may count on a familiar design, which is mostly about performances and driving experience. While the X3 also offers decent cargo space and overall practicality, this one is primarily designed for driving pleasure. Driving dynamics and handling are impressive, while the sloping roof makes this model look very attractive. Finally, there is a long list of standard equipment, including the latest tech goodies. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.

2021 BMW X4

2021 BMW X4 Engine Options                

Engines play a significant role in all BMW models and this one is no exception. For the U.S. market, there are four excellent variants in the offer. The base 30i model comes with a small 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 250 horsepower. That’s more than okay for most drivers, while the best thing about this engine is that it features an impressive fuel economy.

The 2021 BMW X4 M40i will continue with the company’s well-known 3.0-liter inline-six and feature a max output of 382 horsepower. This seems like the best choice for most drivers, while those who are looking for something really extreme can opt for M and M Competition models. Both versions come with an upgraded twin-turbo version of the inline-six and deliver a max output of 473 and 503 horsepower, respectively. These two move X4 from zero to sixty in less than 4.5 seconds with ease.

When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine is obviously the best choice. You may count on pretty amazing 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The inline-six is also pretty good, as it returns around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. On the other side, M and M Competition models return around 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

2021 BMW X4 rear

2021 BMW X4 Design

When it comes to base design characteristics, the next year won’t bring any particular change. Despite the rumors about BMW X4 facelift 2021, we are pretty sure that this refresh will have to wait for a little bit more. Therefore, count on a familiar design, which is fitted to the brand’s latest design language. Most of the things are shared with the X3 model, both in terms of styling and mechanics. Of course, the main difference is in that sloping roof layout, which makes this model look sportier.

Of course, M-badged models come with various upgrades, both in terms of styling and mechanics. There is a new bodywork, wheels and similar things, as well as new suspension, brakes and much more.


On the inside, the X4 may be a little bit tighter compared to its odd-numbered sibling, but most of the cabin looks the same. The BMW X4 interior 2021 won’t suffer too much and we are about to see the same overall layout. This means a dashboard that is designed in a simplistic manner but made of hi-quality materials. Ergonomics are great, while the front seats are very spacious and comfortable. On the other side, the rear bench may be a little bit tight in terms of headroom. Also, the cargo area isn’t particularly generous. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total volume goes up to  50.5 cubic feet.

2021 BMW X4 interior


Yearly updates usually bring a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment, so the 2021 BMW X4 shouldn’t be any different. Still, most of the things are about to remain the same, so we presume that the list of standard tech goodies will include things like a 10.2-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, navigation, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, a 12-speaker stereo, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. In higher trim levels, you can also get things like satellite radio, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.

When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.

2021 BMW X4 Release Date and Price

When it comes to the 2021 BMW X4 release date, we expect to see the new model sometime late in the year. The price shouldn’t change too much, so base models should go around 51.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 etc.

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