In their 2022 avatars, the BMW X3 SUV and the BMW X4 SUV-Coupe sport more aggressive styling, updated interiors, and reworked drivetrains. The MY22 BMW X3 and the X4 will be launched sometime before the end of 2021.
For the model year 2022, BMW has updated its X3 and X4 SUVs, and both now sport a sharper styling than before, updated interiors, and a revised powertrain. The 2022 update has been extended to the X3 M and the X4 M competition variants as well.
The standard X3 and X4 get a more chiselled fascia and a slimmer headlamp. The grille on both SUVs has been reworked as well to suit the new design language. What’s new is that the grille design, while still being the iconic kidney-styled, has been encompassed in one single frame. The apron and rear quarter-panels of the SUVs also have a more aggressive styling. Just as the headlamps, the taillamps, too, get a slimmer design. Along with newly designed bumpers on both ends, the X3 and the X4 now also get larger 19-inch alloys. The M-sport package includes 20- and 21-inch alloys with larger brakes. The models with an M-sport package also get side air-intakes and a revamped rear spoiler.
The cabin houses a larger 12.3-inch infotainment system equipped with an (optional) BMW's Driving Assistant Professional system. The system assists the driver while parking and features Active Cruise Control. The infotainment system gets BMW’s Operating System 7.
Moving to the drivetrain, the BMW X3 is offered with a plug-in hybrid model, which comes equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit mated to a 48-volt system. The combined power output is rated at 288bhp. The electric motor can provide an additional 40bhp if needed. The plug-in hybrid has a claimed range of 50km in all-electric mode. The 2.0-litre petrol motor, without the plug-in hybrid tech, will be offered in the X3 as well, with a power output of 177bhp. A 2.0-litre diesel engine is on offer as well that churns out 187bhp. The higher variants are also available with 3.0-litre petrol and diesel units – all the engines are mated to an eight-speed gearbox, which sends the power to an all-wheel-drive system.
The updated models are expected to replace the current BMW X3 and X4 in India by the end of 2021. Both the SUVs are likely to demand a premium of Rs 4 – 5 lakh over the pricing of the current model in India.