BMW X4 (2014-2017) Review

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  • Strong engines
  • Well-built interior
  • Lots of kit
  • Not cheap
  • Divisive looks
  • Porsche Macan is better to drive
47.1 - 54.3
CO2 emissions
136 - 157 g/km
First year road tax
£515 - £830
Safety rating

It’s impossible to talk about the BMW X4 without mentioning its looks. No matter which way you look at it, the amalgamation of coupe and SUV styling is polarising – you either love, or hate it. Current rivals for the BMW X4 include the Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5 and the Porsche Macan.

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Interior quality is excellent and, while the tapered roofline means there isn’t as much rear headroom or boot space as the more conventional BMW X3, there’s still room enough to make the X4 ideal for a small family.

Anyone expecting a sportier drive from the X4 compared, say, to the cheaper X3 will be left a little disappointed, in fact, you’ll struggle to split the two. That means the X4 offers plenty of grip and a more compliant ride than the Porsche Macan, but can’t offer that car’s superb dynamics.

I'm not sure about the styling, but the familiar BMW quality is there

Mat Watson
carwow expert

Equipment levels are pretty sound (as you’d expect at this price) with the X4 getting 18-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav, a leather interior, active cruise control and powerful xenon headlights.

The X4 has great engines, a wonderful interior, it handles superbly and it’s safe and bristling with technology. It is a vehicle that absolutely nobody needs, but that’s unlikely to prevent it being one that plenty of people want.

For a more detailed look at the BMW X4, read through the interior, practicality, driving and specifications sections of our review over the following pages. And, to see what sort of offers are available on the X4, visit our deals page.