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BMW X4 review

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18 Dec 2015 14:28 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 13:43

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Some people want a car that doesn’t attract too much attention. And if that sounds like you, then you should probably steer clear of the BMW X4.

Like Marmite, Brexit and whether you should put jam or clotted cream on scones first, it polarises opinion. But no matter what you think of the X4’s SUV-cum-coupé looks, they certainly ensure it stands out.

There’s also no denying that they make the X4 less practical than the more conventional X3, to which it’s closely related. But is the difference big enough for it to be a problem? And is the X4 superior to the X3 in other areas?

That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review. Plus, we’ll compare it with key rivals such as the Mercedes GLC Coupé and Porsche Macan.

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M40d
The M40d closely mirrors the M Sport spec available on lesser X4s, but adds 20in wheels (in place of 19in ones), twin trapezoidal exhausts, a black rooflining and BMW’s traction-enhancing M differe...View trim
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Sport
While the entry-level spec on the X3 is called SE, on the X4 it’s Sport, hinting at the fact that sports suspension is standard. Leather upholstery, satellite navigation, cruise control and automat...View trim
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M Sport X
Want your X4 to look like it might actually be taken off road? Then this is the trim for you, thanks to its contrasting grey body cladding. However, a panoramic glass roof is also included, and thi...View trim
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M Sport
M Sport cars wear a bodykit that turns the X4’s coupé-on-steroids looks up another couple of notches. Plus, they have bigger wheels (19in instead of 18in), heavily bolstered sports seats and semi-d...View trim
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