Style-conscious drivers who thought the BMW X3 looks too bland now have the option of the X4 coupe SUV.
The car may not yet be on sale but we’ve already found discounts of around £2000 across the range. This xDrive20d version comes with BMW’s accomplished 2.0-litre diesel engine with 187bhp. Despite claimed economy of 52.3mpg, the SUV coupe gets from 0 to 62mph in 8.0 seconds.
A six-speed manual is available but this model comes with the excellent eight-speed automatic. All X4s are four-wheel drive, meaning better grip and traction in adverse conditions.
M Sport is the range-topping specification and adds sports suspension and a bodykit, on top of standard heated leather seats, parking sensors and infotainment.
Though more stylish, the X4 is less practical and more expensive than its X3 sibling. Equally, it doesn’t come in a two-wheel drive eco-friendly version, so buyers looking for a stylish way to save fuel may be better off with a Volvo XC60 D4.
It certainly handles well but weighing around 1800kg, you’re aware of the cars heft when accelerating and cornering. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe does a much better job of sporting family transportation.
We also picked up some road and wind noise from the door mirrors and the base of the windscreen when we tested the X4, which could make long journeys tiresome.
Should I add any options?
Since this M Sport is the range-topping trim, it’s more of a case of deciding what you could do without.
There are savings across the X4 range so if you can do without the bodykit and sports suspension then SE or xLine trims will be cheaper and still have most of the kit you’ll want.