BMW X4 M Competition review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD front left cornering
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD left panning
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 front wheel detail
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD steering wheel
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD boot open
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD front left cornering
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD left panning
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 front wheel detail
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD steering wheel
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X4 M Competition 2019 RHD boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If you’re considering buying an X4 M Competition, or indeed any of its rivals, it’s unlikely that you have inexpensive, economical motoring in mind. Still, the X4 actually costs slightly less than the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S coupé to buy outright, although the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is cheaper than both. 

Even so, a basic X4 M is still around twice the price of a Cupra Ateca. The X4 M’s equipment levels are a match for rivals’, but a quick stroll down the options list can see the price rapidly escalating. Be prepared, too, for fuel economy that hovers around 25mpg – hardly parsimonious but broadly in line with that of direct rivals.

Overview

The X4 M Competition is a completely different animal to the regular BMW X4. It’s tremendously fast and grippy through the corners, but if you want a sports SUV that’ll really put a smile on your face, we’d look at the Alfa Stelvio QF or Porsche Macan

  • Loads of cornering grip
  • High-quality interior
  • Brilliant infotainment system
  • Wearingly bumpy ride
  • Not as practical as boxier X3 M
  • Engine could sound better
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