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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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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

The dashboard is almost identical to the X3’s, but this is no bad thing, because it means all of the materials in prominent positions look and feel very classy.

Standard ambient lighting adds to the wow factor at night, while BMW’s iDrive infotainment system sets the standard for ease of use.

The lofty driving position that attracts many people to SUVs is present and correct. What’s more, the driver’s seat is supportive and lines up nicely with the pedals and steering wheel, meaning you don’t have to sit at an awkward angle.

True, it’s stingy of BMW to charge extra for adjustable lumbar support, but this is a relatively cheap option and one we’d definitely recommend adding.

By contrast, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard across the range. And they’re welcome, given the big blindspots created by the steep angle of the rear window and the thick pillars surrounding it.

Forward visibility is much more impressive, with relatively thin windscreen pillars combining with the elevated seating to make it easy to judge roundabouts and T-junctions.

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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
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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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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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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