BMW's updated its X4 compact fastback SUV for 2022, and that includes the model's most performance-focused trim: the X4 M. Once again offered in 473-hp standard and 503-hp Competition grades, the X4 M packs more torque for 2022, as well as refreshed exterior and interior styling. Click through to see the visual changes BMW makes to the model for 2022.
BMW tweaks the front end of the X4 model line for 2022. This includes the X4 M, which sports a new schnoz with additional gloss-black elements that highlight the model's reworked lower-fascia intakes.
Additionally, the 2022 X4 M trades the individual kidney grilles of last year's model for a larger, conjoined set. As a result, the 2022 X4 M looks far less porcine than this older version.
Complementing the updated fascia of the 2022 BMW X4 M are a set of 0.4-inch-thinner headlights.
Though the new lamps look similar to last year's units, the thinner housings give the X4 M's face a more sinister look for 2022.
Like its front, the X4 M's rear gets a new fascia for 2022. Relative to its prior monotone look, the 2022 X4 M's rear-end now incorporates gloss-black trim pieces that more effectively highlight the SUV's fastback body style.
The previous X4 M's rear end looked taller due to the body-colored rear bumper.
BMW subtly reworks the X4 M's insides for 2022 as well. The dashboard design incorporates a 12.3-inch touchscreen display—2.0 inches larger than the prior unit—running BMW’s latest iDrive infotainment setup, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with a revamped user interface.
Besides a smaller center screen, the prior version had mechanical gauges. Keen eyes will also notice tweaks to the X4 M's climate and audio controls.
The X4 M also incorporates an updated center console that houses the start/stop button and the various drive mode-related controls.
The older shifter handle was larger. Both units operate in a somewhat confusing manner, with Reverse located up and to the left of the lever’s default position.