Space & practicality

BMW X4 review

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

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s loads of space in the front, while rear leg room also impresses. However, the X4’s plunging, coupé-like roofline forces six-footers to slouch in the rear seats or sit with their heads pushed up against the rooflining.

At the same time, a narrow central rear seat makes it a squeeze to get three people in the back. And the rear door openings are a little on the small side, so getting in and out could be easier.

On the other hand, the well-shaped boot is big enough to swallow several large suitcases with ease, while the rear seats lie flat when folded down to make it easy to load longer items.

The fact that those rear seats split in a 40/20/40 configuration adds to the versatility. And there are plenty of useful cubbies inside the car – particularly up front.

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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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