Actual costs and consumption: BMW X4 xDrive30i

How much does a four-wheel drive SUV with a 245 hp gasoline engine cost in everyday life? This is exactly what we explained in our comprehensive cost check.

“The narrow chassis and narrow body prevent the X4 from climbing here (in comparison test with the Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan). The economical engine and transmission are top-notch,” says test editor Heinrich Lingner of the SUV. Coupe from Munich. With a base price of €66,400, the model is no bargain. Let’s take a look at the daily costs.

Our test consumption

According to WLTP measurements, the BMW X4 xDrive30i consumes 8.2 liters of Super at a distance of 100 kilometers. In fact, the four cylinders consume exactly one more liter in the test average at 9.2 l / 100 km. Instead of €16.52, there are €18.54 currently owed at the pump. The calculation of the daily consumption of passengers looks almost identical. When driving in moderation, the consumption can be reduced to 7.1 l / 100 km. Then the costs were reduced to 14.31 euros. In sporty driving style, 11.8 liters are run through the four combustion chambers, which costs €23.78. Fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal (04/26/2022 / Super: € 2.015 / liter).

Achim Hartmann

Test consumption consists of 70% of the passenger tour and 15% each of the Eco and Sport.

Monthly maintenance costs

The car tax is 276 euros. According to Allianz Direct, liability insurance costs 458 euros per year. An annual fee of €228 is due for partially comprehensive insurance, and fully comprehensive insurance costs an additional €1026. Total monthly maintenance costs €416 for vehicle use over 15,000 kilometers per year. If the mileage is doubled, then 758 euros will be due. Depreciation is not included here.

BMW X4 xDrive30i, real cost and consumption

Achim Hartmann

The BMW X4 xDrive30i costs at least 66,400 euros.

This is how it is tested

The car and sport engine depreciation test consists of three different depreciation cycles. The so-called “passenger consumption” accounts for 70 per cent. This is a trip from home to work, and it averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical eco-roll, with a length of approximately 275 kilometers, is included in the rating by 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is calculated on the lap of the sporty driver. The length is about the same as the eco lap, but the track has a greater proportion of the highway and therefore higher average speeds. The basis for calculating fuel costs is always the price displayed on the “More tanks” portal on the day the article was created.

Monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear parts costs and vehicle taxes based on assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 km without loss of value. Calculation is based on trial depreciation, three-year retention period, insurance costs with SF12 no liability claims category and comprehensive insurance with Allianz including deductibles for parking in the garage and restrictions on certain drivers (not less than 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.


In the Auto & Sport test, the €66,400 BMW X4 xDrive30i with the M-Sport package ended up averaging 9.2 liters Supercharged per 100 kilometres. Thus, the fuel cost for this distance is 18.54 euros. Monthly maintenance costs are 416 euros (15,000 km per year) or 758 euros (30,000 km per year).

Technical information

BMW X4 xDrive 30i M Sport Package.
Base price 66400 EUR
external dimensions 4751 x 1918 x 1621 mm
trunk size 525 to 1430 liters
Displacement / Engine 1998 cc / 4 cylinder
perfomance 180 kW / 245 hp at 5000 rpm
maximum speed 235 km/h
0-100 km/h 6.6 seconds
Test consumption 9.2 liters per 100 km

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