2022 BMW X4 M LCI Getting Closer to Official Reveal

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When BMW unveiled the current 4 Series Coupe G22, it signaled a new change of direction regarding how a Bavarian sports car should look for some, but they were apparently wrong.
The horribly oversized kidney grille is set to remain a 4 Series-only feature, and recent spy photos of other upcoming BMW sports cars seem to reinforce that idea.

Take the 2022 BMW X4 M mid-cycle facelift, for example, of which a prototype has been spotted once again sporting heavy front and rear camouflage. Called LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) in BMW-speak, the facelift seems to sport quite a number of exterior changes, but none of them involves a gargantuan kidney grille.

Sure, it will be much bigger than on the current pre-facelift version, but not as big as to scare little children, for example, and definitely not as big as the one on the 4 Series.

A BMW X5-like shape for the headlights, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, as well as redesigned taillight graphics should complete the exterior revamp of the X4 M LCI, but you should expect more goodies for the interior anyway.

The latest iDrive infotainment should make use of a new dual-screen setup, while the center console might be redesigned almost completely in the revamped X4 and X4 M.

Engine-wise we are not expecting too many modifications, with both the X4 M and X4 M Competition models having enough oomph from their 3.0-liter inline-sixes to remain more than relevant in their segment.

As a brief refresher, the BMW X4 M makes do with no less than 510 PS (503 hp) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque in Competition guise, and it’s all thanks to the S58 engine it shares with the M3 and M4. A slightly better torque figure for both X4 M and X4 M Competition wouldn't be something to come out of the blue for the LCI, though.

The suspension setup will also be reworked, but the overall character of the car is sure set to remain the same, so no worries from that perspective either.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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