The recently facelifted X4 M Competition will join its wagon-bodied X3 M SUV brother in Australia later this year with a new appearance and 50 extra newton metres.
The sleeker coupe-esque lines of the X4 M Competition justify its elevated asking price of $167,900 plus on-road costs. That marks a $7,000 premium over the X3 M, and an increase of $3,000 over the old car.
Under the X4’s bonnet is a twin-turbo ‘S58’ 3L straight-six with 375kW/650Nm – identical outputs to the M4 Competition, and 50Nm more than the X4 M had before.
That extra 50Nm of grunt helps motivate the X4 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds, chopping an admirable three-tenths off the sprint of the previous car.
The X4 M Competition retains the same eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and M-fettled xDrive AWD system as before.
There are new option packs for the X4 M Competition. A $4,000 carbon package that combines carbon mirror caps, a carbon strut brace, and lip spoiler.
Extra comfort comes in the form of rear-seat seating and privacy glass bundled into the $1,400 Rear Seat Comfort package. For $2,000, the Executive package brings ventilated front seats, acoustic glass and a heated steering wheel to the X4 M Competition.
Inside, the level of specification has climbed with the inclusion of a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display to replace analogue dials. Mounted centrally is a 10.25-inch touchscreen that runs the latest operating system and includes DAB radio and wireless smartphone mirroring.
There are new interior trims such as the standard aluminium ‘Rhombicle’ trim as well as optional carbon fibre and piano black inserts.
Merino leather upholstery in black, beige, or other shades is standard. For 2022, BMW also offers a two-tone leather and Alcantara combination in the X4 M Competition for no extra cost.
Also new for the 2022 model year is the inclusion of BMW’s ‘driving assistant professional’ system. This brings the functions of the adaptive cruise control with stop & go and lane-keep assist together with the ability to detect other road users.
Finally, new exterior paint finishes are offered, such as the pictured Sao Paulo yellow, a no-cost option. The individual shade of Tanzanite blue adds $2,000 to the price.
The 2022 BMW X4 M Competition will headline the updated X4 range in the fourth quarter of this year.
Prices listed are before on-road costs
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