Automakers are constantly experimenting with different and often unique styling options when it comes to their newfound bread and butter crossover utility vehicles. BMW has done such for many years with the X4, a rather unique offering that takes the X3 and makes it a bit more coupe-like with a sloping roofline and its specialized style has paid off well to attract buyers who don’t want a traditional look of a crossover.

The latest BMW X4, which I get in the 2.0-liter turbocharged xDrive30i flavor for the week, is a decent vehicle packed full of desirable features and a surprisingly eager drivetrain. The drivetrain, using a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the latest xDrive all-wheel-drive system is quite a spirited package. The turbocharged 4-cylinder in the new X4 xDrive30i produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque but feels like there’s a bit more than stated on paper, especially when you utilize the clever launch control feature. Making a dash to 60 mph using launch control in the X4 xDrive30i takes about 5.8 seconds and feels more than capable out on the road for times when you need to overtake cars or quickly get up to highway speeds.

2022 bmw x4 xdrive30i side

Overall, the new BMW X4 xDrive30i feels nicely planted on the road almost like an entry-level compact luxury sports sedan. The ride quality is good and can be modified through the adaptive dampers by changing the drive mode or customizing the Sport Individual drive mode to your liking. There’s a delightful, assured driving feel to the BMW X4 xDrive30i where it has enough power for most.

2022 bmw x4 xdrive30i rear

Fuel efficiency is mostly consistent even when you start to push the X4 xDrive30i a little harder. I nearly matched the

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2022 BMW X4 xDrive30i Review & Test Drive
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Published Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 13:31:52 +0000

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