Used 2019 BMW X4 M40i
Which X4 does Edmunds recommend?
We'd recommend the M40i, which not only matches the exterior's aggressive styling but takes full advantage of BMW's incredible twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. While it will cost more than the xDrive30i, we think the M40i best delivers on the dynamic concept of the X4 and should serve that small niche of buyers quite well.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
- Easy to personalize thanks to a long list of standard and optional features
- Impressive handling for an SUV
- Rear headroom is a bit tight
- The sloping roofline compromises cargo space
- Android Auto is not available
- Pricey when fully optioned
- Completely redesigned for 2019
- Revised styling
- New standard features
- Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019
|Overall||7.5 / 10|
The eight-speed transmission is a good match for the responsive 2.0-liter turbo engine. The X4 doesn't sprint off the line. But get it up to speed, and there's plenty of zip for when it matters. All of BMW's baked-in handling and steering goodness is here, although none of the selectable drive modes dial in the ideal dynamic balance.
The seats are firm, supportive and great for long stints. And while the ride is taut, it shrugs off rough roads. Larger impacts might shake — but won't rattle — the cabin. Climate control works quickly and evenly in both rows. There's a touch of wind noise, but the smooth ride, zesty engine and hushed interior make the X4 deceptively fast. It's easy to exceed the speed limit without realizing it.
The cabin is pretty spacious, even though it doesn't appear so from the outside. A wide range of front-seat adjustments allows for a confident driving position. The low-mounted seat cushions give rear passengers decent headroom, but the sloping roofline forces you to duck on the way in. The roof design also severely compromises visibility to the rear sides.
You give up cargo space for the looks, but there's still enough here to be useful. Plenty of interior storage helps with keeping phones and personal effects close at hand. Child seats, even large ones, will fit pretty easily, although securing the top tethers requires removing the cargo cover first.
The combination of touchscreen and dial controls makes exploring infotainment menus a breeze. The nav system is easy to use and the graphics are tack-sharp, although voice commands offer limited usefulness. The basic driver aids are nice, but unfortunately they don't include blind-spot monitoring, which should be standard given this car's limited visibility.
Most helpful consumer reviews
M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Time to upgrade my SUV and wanted a different look than all the other full-size SUV's out there. The X4 fills the bill perfectly. Fit and finish on the interior shows all the high quality materials and details that you should expect in a BMW and I really was pulled to the exterior styling. I thought I'd mind the contracted rear view available but with the rear camera, it's a non-issue. The M40i with 355HP inline six/8speed is an awesome engine/transmission combination and the excceleration will set you back in your seat. In sport or sport+ mode, the exhaust note definitely will put a smile on your face.
M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Test drove X5, X3 and X4 m40i was hands down the winner. Can’t go wrong paying a few extra K for the power and handling this vehicle provides. The wife absolutely loves her true sports SUV. Some reviews claim limited space but we went from 435i gran coupe to X4 m40i and of course we like the extra space. More space or less space is relative and for us the extra space is definitely a plus.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the X4 models:
- BMW Assist eCall
- Automatically calls for help in the event of a collision and also allows passengers to notify roadside assistance with a single button.
- Active Blind Spot Detection
- Warns with visual alerts or vibration through the steering wheel if there is a vehicle in or approaching your blind spot.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Alerts you if the system detects a possible front collision and automatically applies the brakes if you don't react in time.