BMW X3 and BMW X4 with an upgraded mid-aged version, also known as BMW’s LCI version,
This is a traditional upgrade along a certain route, this upgrade may change the appearance, details, and equipment based on the old architecture.
In this update, the big change will be to equip the new generation engine with mild electric hybrid technology – the 48V Mild Hybrid.
In addition to changes in appearance and equipment, technologies related to driver assistance systems and active safety are also aimed at upgrades, and there is a lot of equipment as standard instead of an option as before. Here
The BMW X4 is known as the Sports Activity Coupé (SAV) cars, built on the basis of the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), in short, the X4 is a Coupé version of the X3, apart from other each other in appearance design,
The BMW X4 is positioned as a more premium vehicle and is more personalised, so some premium equipment will be available as standard.
BMW X3 and BMW X4 Series engines
Launched at the same time almost all engine variants, including the most powerful variant is the M Competition with a dynamic power of up to 510 horsepower.
With more popular engine versions, the upgrade will come from the application of new 48V mild hybrid electric technology, this is the second model after BMW’s BMW 4 Series to apply this hybrid electric technology.
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comes with many technology packages from BMW such as EfficientDynamics with many technologies optimized for fuel economy and driving dynamics as standard.
With BMW X3 LCI 2022 (G01 LCI)
The mid-life upgrade of the X3 brings a new look, enhancing the powerful and modern look with traditional sporty elements.
The change on this version can be easily recognized when the lights along with the redesigned kidney grille. The lines expressing personality become sharper, more youthful when compared to its predecessor
Main light with new appearance, smaller and sharper.
The texture of the daytime running lights is also refreshed.
Standard equipment for the X3 xDrive20i version is the LED lighting system, there will be 2 options: the new generation Adaptive LED lighting system that adds many auxiliary features, and the most advanced with the lighting system BMW Laser can also be equipped
The new look on the X3 more clearly shows the young and dynamic personality, and somewhere there is a bit of DNA of the new generation X Series seniors released later.
BMW has always been appreciated for showing a youthful and dynamic personality, for the X Series high-rise cars this is becoming more and more true when the new generations are all aiming for rejuvenation and personality.
Standard equipment for the 20i and 30i versions is a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, which users can easily change according to their preferences with other sets of 20 or 21-inch wheels. is optional sport brake shackles with 2 colors blue or red.
For the M40i version, the standard is equipped with a set of high-performance alloy wheels with light weight, size 20 inches (699M model).
The rear of the car is strongly improved with a completely new signal warning light cluster.
The design is futuristic and very bold, this can be considered a special motif of the BMW X3 when giving itself a really different look.
With BMW X4 LCI (G02 LCI)
The biggest difference of the BMW X4 compared to the X3 is the design style aimed at a specific customer group, a group of customers who love the Coupé design on pure sports cars.
Successful for the first time with the BMW X6, many variants of a Sports Activity Coupé (SAV) were born to meet a group of customers who require a personality and a sporty touch of Coupé cars but do not lose it. versatility of a high ground vehicle.
New design appearance, X4 shows more muscle and bigger than what is shown on paper with size specifications.
The dome slopes back to the rear of the car as is traditional, the point changes in the stamping lines around the side of the car until the rear of the car is raised and creates a highlight with the two sides of the corner.
The pattern of the rear signal warning light cluster creates a bold L shape, surrounded by a red layer mixed with smoke gray to increase contrast for the luminaire.
The front of the car is almost similar to the X3 in the design of the lights,
However, it is positioned as a more personal and sporty car, so many details are angular and powerful, typically the front Bumper as well as the steering wheel, and the Body M-Sport as well. Enhance the strong look of the car
Comes with the X4 is the standard sports equipment package, a lot of details in the M-sport package can be seen, including the body kit, steering wheel cover, wheel cover or rearview mirror cover.
Interior and exterior colors are favored with many personality and sporty color options.
And with this LCI version, BMW has applied some Individual color codes for both BMW X3 and BMW X4.
Maintaining the practicality of a high-rise car, the X4 is designed with a trunk lid attached to the rear windshield, when opened, it will have a large space not inferior to the X3 version.
The rear seats can still be adjusted as well as folded 60/40 to expand the area.
Interior and some new equipment on BMW X3 and X4 LCI
The interior is not much changed compared to its predecessor, still focusing on the driver’s experience, information is transmitted from the BMW Live Cockpit Plus system with an optional 5.1-inch color screen. wide for this system with an information display on the HUD.
For the BMW Live Cockpit Professional package offered as an option, the accompanying equipment will be a 12.3-inch driver information display with HUD.
The infotainment screen has a standard size of 10.25 inches and can be customized with a size of 12.3 inches.
For the new generation of ID7 interface, the biggest change is the integration of the Android Auto wireless connection protocol and the ability to update OTA software,
Of course, to be able to update the software wirelessly, a network connection is required for the vehicle
Another small upgrade coming from within the ID operating system is the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant,
Some features will be added to make communication between people and cars easier, the ability to communicate more naturally from the back and forth dialogue between people and cars.
And the new assistant can also quickly access breaking news, has the ability to read news, and the basic feature of the assistant is to learn the user’s habits to respond more and more accurately.
A new update that enhances the driving experience of the X3 and X4 is the inclusion of an active safety system as standard.
Basic assistance features such as Cruise Control with low-speed city assistance, intersection warning with brake function, emergency lane assist, environment simulation with 3D assisted View.
Another feature is the optional BMW Drive Revorder that helps to record videos around the car.
Performance variants BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition (F97 & F98 LCI)
With the most powerful variants of the BMW X3 and X4, the version only for those who are really passionate about strong sports qualities from the 510 horsepower engine block.
The sporty driving experience on the body of a family car has always been a strong motivation for many enthusiasts of this German car brand.
However, when it comes to other elements such as design or equipment, they are not too different in appearance to be mentioned, because all the major changes are hidden deep inside.
Engine & Transmission BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition
The improvement on the high-performance S58 engine generation has been partly demonstrated in the upgraded previous-generation BMW X3 and X4 M,
they continue to be applied and improved on the G Series BMW M3 and M4 that were launched last year.
With the BMW X3 as well as the X4 LCI, the engine continues to be improved to improve fuel consumption but increase performance.
Specifically, the torque level is increased by 50Nm, bringing the total torque to 650Nm, which helps the car shorten the acceleration time from 0-100km / h 0.3 seconds faster than before, time Acceleration time from 0-100km/h is now at 3.8 seconds
Since 2018, perhaps BMW is no longer present, but with a dual-clutch transmission, the introduction of M Steptronic gearboxes has partly filled the expectation of consumers when performance is continuously improved. on many versions including the new BMW M3 & M4, BMW M8, BMW M5 or BMW M5 CS.
In this new gearbox, the Drivelogic feature is still maintained, a core feature to help the car sport more than 500 horsepower but still have a family driving experience.
The M Steptronic transmission still offers the ability to change gears manually with sequential transmission selection (+/-), with manual gearshift mode, the driver can switch multiple gears continuously or can return to the front. gear as low as possible to maximize the power and kinetic energy needed for each situation (braking on the track or preparing to accelerate).
Changing a new transmission is even easier for manufacturers equipped with new features, a typical example is the M xDrive all-wheel drive system.
With the push of a button, the driver can change the ratio of torque power transmission to the front / rear wheel axles, or can completely disconnect the front wheel drive to become a drive vehicle. pure posterior demand.
The M xDrive is electronically controlled and connected to the DSC system, from which the system has the ability to vary and control the power of the vehicle at will.
Meeting the above power will of course come with a suitable suspension system, equipped with standard M Adaptive suspension with an electronic damping setup that allows the system to automatically intervene the suspension in accordance with the actual operating conditions,
The car can sense you are moving slowly in the street to adjust for comfort, or know you are in a sport steering test to adjust accordingly and safer.
To increase the self-correction of the suspension, the damping system is also set up to work separately for each wheel.
specifically, the electronically controlled damper valve on each damper is controlled through an independent controller,
The computer will calculate at a very high speed to make a reasonable adjustment for that wheel, especially effective with the ability to increase traction for a high-performance M car due to torque. The torsion transmitted down the wheel is huge.
To further complete the M sports driving experience that BMW is always proud of, the electromechanical M Servotronic steering system and DSC electronic control system,
Depending on the operating mode, the entire system will change the response of each specific part, with DSC they can allow you to perform a controlled Drift on the track.
Besides a lot of differences on the inside of an M variant and a regular variant, some equipment can be seen right on the outside such as the “legs” equipment, here it will be the same as the traditional one. A set of lightweight but very rigid alloy wheels, a set of these wheels can be 3-4kg lighter than a standard set of wheels.
The inside will come with sports brake shackles with 395×36 mm brake discs at the front and 370×24 mm at the rear. Of course, these brakes will be cooled by the body’s Aerodynamic package to provide optimal airflow for cooling.
Modified sports exhaust to bring more driving emotion, the sound quality is said by BMW to be clearer, especially in the case of high-speed load or high engine rpm.
The sound output is also variable thanks to the stepless swing of the M exhaust system.
The interior as traditionally will be pieces of Merino leather, a high-end and most expensive BMW leather.
This is a type of leather that can both have aesthetic elegance and still be able to convey the sporty feeling of the car, responding to movements from the wheel or body to the driver.
There are a total of 4 great color combinations with the ability to personalize Individual with more special high-end crafting.