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2016 BMW X4 Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Coupe/Crossover Hybrid
  • Two engine options (one for each trim level)
  • Standard all-wheel drive
The 2016 BMW X4 enters its second year of production with minimal changes, apart from the reshuffling of some feature packages and the some added Bluetooth functionality.

BMW seems to be on a mission to cover all of the numbers with its lineup which has grown steadily over the past few years. The X4 is the latest member of its SUV cadre, joining the X1, X3, X5, and X6. No word yet on whether or not an X2 is coming, but with the latest automotive trend seeming to be smaller and smaller SUVs it seems to be a “when” rather than an “if.”

Like the larger X6, with which it shares a very similar silhouette, the X4 puts an emphasis on style over function. BMW calls the pair “sport activity coupes” and they live up to that name, with a shape that cuts off rear cargo room and reduces headroom for rear passengers. The X4 shares a platform with the 3-series of sedans and wagons and the X3 SUV, making it smaller at all corners than the X6. 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, xenon adaptive headlights, a power liftgate, moonroof, and power-folding/heated side mirrors come standard. 19- and 20-inch wheels are available, along with an M Sport styling package the spruces up the exterior even more.

Under the hood, the X4 has two engine options divided by trim level; both offer standard all-wheel drive. The xDrive28i gets a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 260 pounds-feet of torque, while xDrive35i models feature a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder making 300 pounds-feet of torque. Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and feature stop-start technology which improves fuel economy by shutting the engine off when the car stops.

Inside, the X4 shares a lot of interior parts and feel with the X3 but its shape does cut into the cargo room a bit – it only offers 17.7 cubic feet or cargo room behind the 40/20/40-split folding second-row, about 10 cubic feet less than the X3’s 27.6. Standard features include BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, powered front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, HD radio, USB port, faux-leather upholstery, and new for 2016 Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity which adds a mobile office, syncing for a second phone, and another microphone. Also available is a navigation system, satellite radio, real leather seating surfaces, wood trim pieces, and a Harman Kardon sound system.

Standard safety features include active front head restraints, rear parking sensors, automatic windshield wipers, six airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and BMW Assist eCall with an emergency request button and automatic collision notification (10 year subscription for free). The latest safety technology is also available, including adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, blind spot warnings, a bird’s eye view monitor, and forward collision warnings with pedestrian detection.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 - 20 MPG
  • Highway: 25 - 27 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.7/5
Value:
4.3/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4.3/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

3 of 3 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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