The second generation of the X4 compact coupe-crossover made an
immediate impact on the market. The Bavarian company didn’t
wait for too long for the first update. Well, the base 2020 BMW
X4 is not going to suffer any changes, but the lineup is
getting a reinforcement. If you were missing the M package, it
is coming for the new X4. A performance-oriented version is
being tested together with its close sibling, X3.
First spy photos are not unveiling too much, but it is enough
to prove the X4M crossover is coming.
The 2020 BMW X4 is still fresh, with a lot of advanced
technology inside. However, there is still room for upgrades.
Small cosmetic modifications will draw attention. But still,
the change of the next edition is the M model. It takes the
position as the top of the range offer with the most powerful
engine. Under the hood of the base crossover will be a
2.0-liter turbo-four. Engineers are working on improvements for
fuel economy. So, we can expect a more efficient configuration.
2020 BMW X4 Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 BMW X4 remains the same old
reliable 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. This
drivetrain can create 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It also
consumes a lot of fuel for its size. The X4 returns 20/28 mpg
for city/highway drive. Well, the company combines the engine
with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the full-time
all-wheel drive. More traction means higher consumption.
The 2020 X4 crossover will be able to tow 4,400 pounds, but
with a V6 engine. A 3.0-liter unit is paired with the same
gearbox. Again, the M40i unit is sending power to all wheels as
its smaller option. The consumption is higher, of course, as
well as the outputs. The 3.0 engine can produce 355 hp and 340
lb-ft of torque. Well, these numbers are going up for the 2020
BMW X4 M, but we will check this one out later in this review.
2020 BMW X4 Features, Styling
The shape of the new 2020 BMW X4 is definitely eye-catching.
Based on the X3, the X4 modifies
some shapes to create an even more aggressive appearance. A
coupe-like version of its stablemate completes the lineup. We
can see similar solutions for X5 and X6, and the
new X7 and X8 SUVs. The 2020 X4 will come with the same
technology and equipment as before. Still, this is the high-end
model that will meet all standards of a luxurious ride. A
10-inch touchscreen display is the biggest indicator of what
you can expect of this crossover.
Well, the sloped roof is definitely a problem. Less cargo
space, headroom is tight, not only for taller persons, and the
rearview vision is not the greatest. But, designers are not
setting these changes as priorities for the next season.
Instead, we will see only an updated infotainment system.
Styling is over functionality, and it stays so for 2020 BMW X4.
If the crossover SUV lacks space, then we can’t have any
objections on materials used for seats and upholstery.
2020 BMW X4 M
With the 2020 BMW X4 M, everything is on the higher level.
First, the same 3.0-liter V6 engine receives a different
tuning. For the M model, it can produce 475 hp and 445 lb-ft of
torque. That is not all, since this SUV is getting another push
for “Competition” model, that will deliver 505 horsepower. This
is enough for the X4M to stop the clock under 4 seconds when
sprints 0-60 mph. An eight-speed M Steptronic is the gearbox
and AWD is standard again.
You will recognize the 2020 BMW X4M by its distinctive look. If
you can’t find the M badge, then look for the special black
grille. Compared to the standard model, this one has a lower
position and larger air vents. On the rear end you will find
quad exhaust tips. Of course, the X4 M comes with a special set
of wheels. Besides standard features, the new model will come
with optional equipment, such as 21-inch wheels, or unique
spoiler as a part of Carbon package.
2020 X4 Release Date, Competition
The main rival for the 2020 BMW X4 will be the Mercedes GLC. Of
course, the German giant will offer a special AMG version to
compete with X4M. Besides it, the Audi Q5 is a notable rival, as well
as the new Cadillac XT5.
and Lexus NX are
suffering big changes, so these two will be worth of waiting as
alternatives to BMW’s luxury compact crossover SUV. Speaking of
release date, the premiere is not set yet. Well, with X4M ready
for debut, we believe the standard model could be out soon.
There are no too many changes on the base version, so there is
no need for waiting. The 2020 BMW X4 will cost the same as
before, starting around $50,000. An M40i engine adds $10,000.
The M package will cost you over $75,000.