For It handles well for a large SUV and the engines are strong. The cabin looks and feels upmarket, and has plenty of space for four people.

Against The boot is quite shallow and the X4 loses its value more quickly than key rivals. Engine and wind noise are a problem on the motorway.

BMW X4 4x4
44 5stars

If you want a fast, premium SUV that’s good to drive, you could do a lot worse than the BMW X4. If practicality is a priority, though, you’ll be better off with the roomier, cheaper X3.

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The full BMW X4 review

There are 6 BMW X4 versions available

4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr £37,545 TBA
4x4 xDrive20d xLine 5dr £39,060 TBA
4x4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr £40,545 TBA
4x4 xDrive30d xLine 5dr £45,510
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive30d M Sport 5dr £48,040
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive35d M Sport 5dr £50,640 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Like the X3, the X4 comes with an all-diesel engine line-up, albeit only the more powerful versions. They range from the four-cylinder 20d, through the six-cylinder 30d to the twin-turbo six-cylinder 35d. The 30d is effortlessly quick, and suits the sporty character of the X4 well.

All versions are generously equipped; even the entry-level model gets heated leather seats, sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors and an electrically operated tailgate as standard. The main additions on the more expensive versions are cosmetic upgrades inside and out, so it’s worth spending the extra only if you’re sold on the looks or if the engine you’re after isn’t available in a cheaper trim.

We’d go for the 30d in xLine trim, which is the cheapest route to a six-cylinder X4.

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