BMW is also upgrading the M models of the 2022 X3 and X4
BMW has revealed the 2022 model year X3 and X4 SUVs that have received styling revisions, more equipment and mild hybrid tech.
For 2022, the X3 sports redesigned front and rear profiles which has resulted in the SUV featuring a more robust look.
The kidney grille has grown in size, the LED headlights have got slimmer, the front apron and rear bumper have been given a refresh, while the LED tail lights are new. As standard, the revised X3 comes with 19-inch alloy wheels.
When customers opt for the M sports package, the 2022 BMW X3 gets a more sportier exterior look thanks to usage of model-specific parts, while the X3 M40i and M40d look even different, for they get plentiful M parts.
Likewise, the 2022 X4 also adopts the new front end, but has a mesh kidney grille, and a revised rear bumper. This coupe SUV model comes with adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function as standard and LED tail lamps.
Similar to the X3, this coupe SUV also gets an M sports package with sportier exterior look, while the X4 M40i and M40d models feature BMW M components.
Both models get an array of colourways, including new ones such as Skyscraper Grey, M Brooklyn Grey metallic, along with 2 BMW Individual paint finishes – Aventurine Red and Tanzanite Blue.
On the inside
Now, the 2022 BMW X3 and X4 adopt the centre console of the current 4-Series. Both models come with features such as 10.25-inch touchscreen, sports seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, electric parking brake, navigation, smartphone connectivity, Amazon Alexa, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, remote software ‘over-the-air’ updates and more, and several optional extras are present as well.
When it comes to the engine options, the SUVs now feature 48 V mild hybrid tech be it with 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder motors for lower fuel consumption. Both get 3 petrol and diesel engines offering power outputs between 184 HP and 360 HP.
Further, the BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid model (reserved for the X3) is also on offer with 292 HP power output and an extra 41 HP electric assist. This model has an electric range of 50 km.
All engines are mated to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox which comes with model-specific calibrations, and all-wheel drive is on offer as well.
Apart from a range of safety systems, the 2022 BMW X3 and X4 also get new age driver assistance systems as optional extras.
Overseas market launch of the cars will happen in the coming months after the start of production at the Spartanburg plant (USA) in August.