2021 BMW X4 M

MSRP range: $73,400
Edmunds suggests you pay$79,465

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2021 BMW X4 M Review

  • Tremendously powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Grip and handling are excellent
  • Sleeker styling than the related X3 M
  • Excessively stiff ride
  • Rear headroom is a bit tight
  • Sloping roofline compromises cargo space and visibility
  • Wi-Fi hotspot now standard
  • No other significant changes for 2021
  • Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019

Well, we'll say this about the 2021 BMW X4 M: At least it's not an anodyne cookie-cutter SUV meant to appeal to the widest possible range of car shoppers. No, the X4 M is about as niche as it gets.

With its original X6, BMW can take credit as one of the first automakers to offer a coupe-style SUV. The X4 follows the same formula. It's based on the X3 small SUV but has a sleeker fastback roofline in exchange for less cargo space and rear headroom. From there, the X4 M gets the full BMW performance treatment with a 473-horsepower engine, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and retuned suspension.

On the road, the X4 M offers an almost unbelievable level of performance and capability, tackling back roads or highway on-ramps with a prowess that would have seemed silly just a few years ago. The steering, handling and raw acceleration are far beyond what most people expect from an SUV. Unfortunately, those performance capabilities never really settle down, giving the X4 M a jarringly stiff ride even in its most comfortable setting.

Inside, the X4 M shares much with the more conventional BMW X3 and, by extension, the X3 M. The rear seats and cargo area are more cramped, but from the driver's seat you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the X3 and the X4. The interior design, features and tech are the same, as is performance.

From a logic standpoint, it makes more sense to buy an X3 M. You'll pay less and get more practicality as part of the deal. But in the end that's part of the X4 M's charm. It's clearly not for everyone.

Which X4 M does Edmunds recommend?

As great and powerful as the Competition model may be, we suggest sticking with the standard X4 M. The Competition's extra power and slightly retuned suspension don't offer significantly better performance.

BMW X4 M models

The 2021 BMW X4 M comes in two basic variants: the standard X4 M and the X4 M Competition. Both are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. In the standard X4 M, it makes 473 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque and sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic.

X4 M
Comes well equipped with:

  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation system
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone integration

The X4 M also comes standard with a number of BMW's driver aids and safety features, including:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)

X4 M Competition
The Competition package commands a significant premium over the standard model. In return it offers a 30-hp bump to 503 hp. Engine torque remains the same. BMW also upgrades the X4 M with:

  • Thicker suspension stabilizer bars
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Gloss black exterior trim
  • Upgraded sport front seats

The X4 M is also available with a few notable option packages.

  • Driving Assistance Plus package
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the X4 M and the car in front)
    • A more advanced version of the forward collision mitigation system
  • Executive package
    • Automated parallel and perpendicular parking system
    • Head-up display
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Heated front and rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Gesture control for phone and audio

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 BMW X4 M.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
1 total reviews
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4 star reviews: 0%
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    5/5 stars, Love it
    El Bris,
    4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
    I feel like I’m on a space craft. This gen X er has found her car soul mate. I said goodbye to my 2012 and realized I had been lost in space with my beloved 528i. It’s back to college as I learn all the safety and fun upscale features. Amazing handling. Super fast and powerful engine. This is not a paid review.

    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    MPG & Fuel
    14 City / 19 Hwy / 16 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.2 gal. capacity
    5 seats
    Type: all wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
    Inline 6 cylinder
    Horsepower: 473 hp @ 6250 rpm
    Torque: 442 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 50000 mi.
    Length: 187.5 in. / Height: 63.7 in. / Width: 75.9 in.
    Curb Weight: 4590 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 18.5 cu.ft.

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    Our experts’ favorite X4 M safety features:

    Active Cruise Control With Stop & Go
    Maintains a set distance between the X4 M and the car in front while cruise control is activated.
    Active Blind-Spot Detection
    Notifies you when a vehicle is in the X4 M's blind spot.
    Lane Departure Warning
    Alerts you when the X4 M drifts over the lane markers without an activated turn signal.

    BMW X4 M vs. the competition

    2021 BMW X4 M

    2021 BMW X4 M

    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

    BMW X4 M vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

    The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe has the same basic ethos as the BMW X4 M. It's got take-it-or-leave-it fastback styling, a powerful turbocharged engine, and performance and handling capabilities that handily outdo those of a sport sedan from 10 years ago. The GLC is slightly more expensive than the X4, and its turbo V8 is slightly less powerful. But we do prefer the GLC's more comfortable ride to the rough-riding X4.

    Compare BMW X4 M & Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe features 

    BMW X4 M vs. Porsche Macan

    The Porsche Macan is the sharpest-handling SUV in its class, which is saying something given the level of performance available in the competition. The Macan's equivalent to the X4 M, the Macan Turbo, is significantly more expensive, and that's before you add any of Porsche's seemingly endless options. Standard features are lacking and the interior is cramped, but if you want the best-driving small SUV around, the Porsche is the way to go.

    Compare BMW X4 M & Porsche Macan features 

    BMW X4 M vs. Alfa Romeo Stelvio

    The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is right on par with the X4 M in terms of raw performance and close to the Porsche Macan in terms of handling and driver engagement. But as a luxury SUV, it feels lacking compared to what's on offer elsewhere. It's missing some of the modern tech and premium touches available from BMW. There's also Alfa's limited dealer network to consider.

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    Is the BMW X4 M a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 X4 M both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW X4 M fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X4 M gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X4 M has 18.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW X4 M. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 BMW X4 M?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 BMW X4 M:

    • Wi-Fi hotspot now standard
    • No other significant changes for 2021
    • Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019
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    Is the BMW X4 M reliable?

    To determine whether the BMW X4 M is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X4 M. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X4 M's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 BMW X4 M a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 BMW X4 M is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 X4 M is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 BMW X4 M?

    The least-expensive 2021 BMW X4 M is the 2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $73,400.

    Other versions include:

    • 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $73,400
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    What are the different models of BMW X4 M?

    If you're interested in the BMW X4 M, the next question is, which X4 M model is right for you? X4 M variants include 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of X4 M models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 BMW X4 M

    2021 BMW X4 M Overview

    The 2021 BMW X4 M is offered in the following submodels: X4 M SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). The 2021 BMW X4 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 BMW X4 M comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2021 BMW X4 M?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 BMW X4 M and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 X4 M 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 X4 M.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 BMW X4 M and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 X4 M featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 BMW X4 M?

    2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $83,995. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,530 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,530 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $79,465.

    The average savings for the 2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 5.4% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2021 BMW X4 M?

    2021 BMW X4 M 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
    16 compined MPG,
    14 city MPG/19 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG16
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Drive Trainall wheel drive
    Displacement3.0 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase112.8 in.
    Length187.5 in.
    Width75.9 in.
    Height63.7 in.
    Curb Weight4590 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 BMW X4 M?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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