With the announcement of the BMW X3 M and X4 M & Competition models, we wondered what we'd do with the 2019 BMW X4 M40i we had booked and if it was still worth reviewing.
TestDrive is proud to produce our second full episode of TestDrive Spotlight on a BMW M Performance vehicle, this 2019 BMW X4 M40i. Our full tour and review of BMW's G02 compact sport activity coupé covers everything you'd be interesting in knowing if you're in the market for a $77,145.00 vehicle. We have the opportunity to push it with several fly-bys and exhaust tests and show what this X4 can do on normal roads.
We go over some of the exterior styling and details including what's been added and changed for the second generation X4 and also discuss some of what we've found when posting this vehicle on social media and in BMW enthusiast groups. We jump on the inside to discuss some of the styling and design choices made on this vehicle, along with the lack of an M Sport steering wheel for North American vehicles.
But the real meat and potatoes of the 2019 BMW X4 M40i comes when we take it on our road test. We get to listen to the symphony of turbos and blow offs as we drive this vehicle through some of the twisty roads of Québec, and show off the 0-100km (0-60 mph) performance from this stock vehicle. We talk about our impressions driving this vehicle and why we think it might be a good choice for those looking for something different.
We wrap up our full tour and review of the 2019 BMW X4 M40i G02 by talking about our fuel economy testing, what we liked the most about this vehicle, what we hope is fixed or changed in subsequent model years, and what you should expect if you're thinking about buying a vehicle like this X4.