2016 BMW X4

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2016 BMW X4
2016 BMW X4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior materials quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • M Sport appearance package
  • Power liftgate standard

The bad:

  • Exterior design reduces cargo utility
  • Backseat accessibility
  • M Sport suspension too firm for some
  • Not enough differentiation from X3
  • Price

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 BMW X4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Shares X3 platform, but styled like an X6
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder or turbo six-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • All-wheel drive standard

2016 BMW X4 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 is a four-door, five-seat SUV with coupe styling that competes with luxury SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Trim levels include the BMW X4 xDrive28i, xDrive35i and M40i. It's based on the more traditionally styled BMW X3, covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 is unchanged from the 2015 model.

How Does the 2016 BMW X4 Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

Though marketed as a "sports activity coupe," the 2016 BMW X4 is still a four-door SUV like the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque, which is also available in a two-door body style, offers a lower overall weight, better handling and stronger rear visibility.

What Features in the 2016 BMW X4 Are Most Important?

The 2016 BMW X4 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower. The xDrive35i comes with a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the M40i has a 355-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. All configurations are equipped with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, a power moonroof and a power liftgate. As with all new cars, front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes are standard.

Significant available features include a backup camera, a blind spot warning system, a head-up display, automatic parallel parking, leather upholstery, a navigation system, a Harman Kardon surround-sound system, adaptive suspension, a heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats.

Should I Buy the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 offers excellent front-seat comfort and premium interior materials. Its M Sport appearance package and standard power liftgate are highlights as well, but a small cargo area and limited backseat accessibility limit its practicality, and some find the M Sport suspension too stiff. It also has a higher starting price than the similar BMW X3, making it difficult to justify the extra expense.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Comfort and Performance!

As I previously wrote here, this BMW X4 M Package is the combination of five great design points: 1) Look 2) Feel 3) Performance 4) Luxury 5)Safety

4.4

The car has tons of cool stuff

It is a great car but has one major flaw. The rearview mirror doesn't move up or down to accommodate a taller or shorter driver. It creates a huge blind spot for taller drivers.

5.0

Worth it, plain and simple

I recently picked up my 2016 x4 xdrive28i and it's a perfect match for me. Alpine white with mocha brown interior with orange stitching. Premium package, cold weather package, comfort package, x line package, and the best looking set of 19" rims and run flats I've seen. Now it's built on the x3 platform, but it feels more like a cross between an x3 and a 5 series. Nice and roomy. The 4 driving modes-comfort, eco pro, sport and sport+ are all awesome. What's really cool is the eco pro mode in the navigation. Paddle shifting is fun, and while mine didn't come with heads up display, seeing directions in the middle of the gauges is just as good. Having upgraded from a 2014 x1, I was initially concerned about storage space as it's slightly less, but it's plenty functional. 2 sets of golf clubs fit in there easily without having to lay the back seats down. Good gas mileage was a must as I commute 50 miles 1 way, no complaints there. The high ground clearance is nice as well. Very comfortable for long rides.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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