BMW X4 Review
The coupe-inspired sports utility vehicle was a huge hit in the UK, prompting manufacturers from Land Rover to Mercedes-Benz to turn their hand at producing a car for the premium mid-sized class.
It appears that this class of car is going nowhere soon either, a new Range Rover Evoque is on its way to the market and the second-generation BMW X4 is ready, just four years after the original left the factory. This new range has an offering for every customer, from the xDrive20d to the raucous X4M. Predictably, given the growth of the latest BMW X3 on which is it based and assembled alongside at the brand’s Spartanburg factory in the US, the 2019 model is larger than before.
Inside, your treated to a familiar looking dashboard, with the sixth-generation iDrive system displayed upon a sizeable touchscreen. Front cabin room is plentiful and despite the elegant sloping roofline, rear head room is impressive; this is down to the low mounted seats. Leg room is noticeably more generous back there too compared to the old car, making it far more accommodating for families.
The BMW X4 offers an engaging drive, be that on twisty B-roads or pootling around town. The steering has a greater level of response now and an improvement in body control allows you to really push it beyond what it’s rivals are capable of. It’s still suitable as an everyday companion too, with road noise kept minimal on motorway cruises, ample space for all but the tallest of passengers and it is available with some very engaging engines.
To reflect the BMW X4’s sporty nature, it’s not available in basic SE trim. Instead, the range starts with Sport, moves up to M Sport and there’s an M Sport X version offered, too, while the M40d and M40i versions are models in their own right.