BMW X4 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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Introduction

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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.

With large SUVs in high fashion and becoming increasingly commonplace on the roads, machines like the X4 that combine their bulky go-anywhere presence with a bit of coupé curviness certainly stand out from the crowd. 

It's a formula that, itself, has proven pretty trendy; indeed, the bigger BMW X6 set the ball rolling some years ago; offering luxury SUV devotees a more streamlined alternative to the BMW X5. Other premium brands have since joined the fray, too; the Audi Q3 Sportback is a coupé-styled counterpart to the Audi Q3 family SUV, and there's version of the Mercedes GLC with similarly slinky styling. 

Now, the "u" in SUV stands for utility, and there's no denying that those swoopy lines make the X4 less practical than its conventional sister, but is the difference big enough to cause inconvenience day to day? Are there, in fact, areas in which the X4 is superior to the X3?

Those questions are what we’ll be answering in this review. Plus, we’ll compare the X4 with key rivals, such as the Mercedes GLC Coupé and Porsche Macan.

And if any of these cars turn your head, our New Car Buying service offers fantastic deals on the BMW X4 and hundreds of other great cars, all with no awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel typespetrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions31.7 - 47.9
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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