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Technical Data
Transmission Automatic
MPG Combined 44.1
CO2 170 g/km
Fuel Type Diesel
0 to 62 mph 4.9 sec
Key Features
Air Con
Sat Nav
Bluetooth
Leather Seats
Immobiliser/Alarm

Ten Second Review

The BMW X4 xDrive20d offers a coupe-like roofline atop the underpinnings of an X3 SUV. Practicality takes a predictable hit but this four-seater can still carry 500-litres in the boot. It returns 54.3mpg with the desirable automatic gearbox and can scuttle to 62mph in 8 seconds. It's not cheap though.

Background

The BMW X4 is an easy car to dislike. Acres of newsprint have been wasted as motoring journalists ranted about the first generation version of its larger stablemate, the X6 and the people who drove them. Some of the spittle-flecked ire had receded when the X4 appeared, but there were still many who just wanted to pour scorn on the idea of a vehicle that offered the driving dynamics of an SUV combined with the interior packaging of a coupe. The X4 confounds the haters though because - shock horror - it's actually pretty good. There's more space inside than you'd give credit for and it drives without too much in the way of compromises. In its X4 xDrive20d guise, it also offers impressively low running costs.

Driving Experience

For what is the least powerful engine in the X4 line up, the xDrie20d is no sluggard. The 190PS engine cranks its way to 62mph in 8 seconds and tops out at 132mph.It comes as standard with a sweet-shifting six-speed manual gearbox but can be optionally specified with an excellent ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which helps nibble down the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions yet further. The four-cylinder engine isn't the quietest unit of its type we've ever come across and there is some wind noise at speed, which takes the edge off refinement. Tyre and suspension noise isn't overly intrusive though. The ride quality is good and gets better if you fit the optional variable damper control. Handling is extremely good with minimal body roll. The steering is quick and accurate too. It's debatable whether the X4 is a more enjoyable steer than a Range Rover Evoque. Try both and see which you prefer.

Design and Build

Maybe we're mellowing or maybe it just works better with a smaller body, but we don't find the X4 anything like as weird to behold as the X6. There's a cohesion to the shape, a purpose to its stance that escapes its bulky bigger sibling. It's certainly leagues better looking than, say, a 5 Series Gran Turismo and we can see this model proving popular with those who want a BMW but want something a bit less staid and suburban than an X3. That coupe-like roofline reaches its highest point over the front seats before dropping gently down towards the trailing edge of the boot lid. The swage line running along the flanks is split in two. The first section rises from the front wheel arches to the rear door handles, while the second part accentuates the rear wings.

Market and Model

Prices for the X4 xDrive20d open at nearly £37,000 for the SE version in manual guise, with the automatic tacking on another £1,650. The xLine trim opens at just over £38,000 and the range-topping M Sport version will set you back around £40,000, with the auto topping £41,000. Even the SE gets an automatically opening tailgate, Variable Sport Steering, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, front and rear Park Distance Control, Performance Control and Xenon headlights. Inside the BMW X4, 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats, a Sport leather steering wheel, Heated front seats and BMW Business Media package are all standard. The plusher xLine trim level also includes an exclusive set of 18-inch light-alloy wheels, satin aluminium exterior trim, Dark Copper interior trim, Sport seats and xLine leather upholstery. At the top of the range, the M Sport model, as you'd expect, gets a decent run at the BMW's equipment list. It features M Aerodynamic body styling, high-gloss Shadow Line trim exterior trim and exclusive 19-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels, while the M Sport suspension enhances handling. BMW M door sill finishers, sport seats and an Aluminium Hexagon interior trim add the finishing touches.

Cost of Usership

The X4 xDrive20d gets remarkable fuel consumption figures for such a hefty chunk of car. Choose one with a manual gearbox and fuel economy is rated at 52.3mpg and 143g/km. Opt instead for the ZF automatic gearbox and the numbers are even better, fuel economy improving to 54.3mpg and emissions dropping to 138g/km which, most saliently, means it drops down an entire taxation bracket. The X4 is helped to these figures by BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies. Features such as Auto Start- Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and on-demand operation of ancillary units are standard across the range. Optionally available are 17-inch aero wheels with reduced-rolling-resistance tyres, which reduce the CO2 emissions of the X4 xDrive20d by a further 7g/km. Where fitted, the BMW Driving Assistant offers additional potential for fuel saving. This technology uses route data supplied by the car's navigation system to identify situations in advance which will require the car to slow down - such as on the way into towns and villages, speed limits - and gives suitable recommendations..

Summary

Is the BMW X4 the most practical choice you can make for the money? Of course not. A 3 Series Touring seats more people, offers more load space and is cheaper, but that misses the point. The X4 sells because it's practical enough and because it offers the sort of appeal that SUVs once had before they became a bit suburban. In other words, it's still slightly edgy; something that people will notice and inquire about. Car manufacturers have long known that people are willing to pay to be noticed, and the X4's upfront asking price isn't inconsiderable. The running costs, especially of the X4 xDrive20d model, are extremely low. Residual values look very strong and get even better when the optional automatic gearbox is factored in. It's not going to be everybody's cup of tea, but the X4 is anything but bland. A niche too far? That vote is going to be cast by the wallets of the British public.

CO2 (g/km)
170
HC
Not Available
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
209
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
199
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
216
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
200
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
177
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
256
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
251
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
205
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
199
Camshaft
DOHC
Catalytic Convertor
Yes
CC
2993
Compression Ratio
16.5:1
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Cylinders
6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
90
Engine Code
B57D30T0
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Gears
8 SPEED
Number of Valves
24
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
EC Combined (mpg)
44.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
47.9
EC Urban (mpg)
38.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
7.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
35.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
37.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
34
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
36.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
39.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
41.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
28.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
37.2
AdBlue
Yes
Badge Engine CC
3.0
Badge Power
326
Based On ID
Not Available
Coin Description
d
Coin Series
M40
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
45E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
Not Available
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Safety Assist %
Not Available
Safety Concerns?
Not Available
Service Interval Frequency - Months
24
Service Interval Mileage
15500
Special Edition
Not Available
Special Order
Not Available
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
0 to 60 mph (secs)
Not Available
0 to 62 mph (secs)
4.9
Engine Power - BHP
326
Engine Power - KW
240
Engine Power - PS
Yes
Engine Power - RPM
4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
502
Engine Torque - MKG
69.4
Engine Torque - NM
680
Engine Torque - RPM
1750
Top Speed
155
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Alloys?
Yes
Space Saver?
Not Available
Tyre Size Front
245/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear
275/40 R20
Tyre Size Spare
RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style
M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 699
Wheel Type
20" ALLOY
Height
1621
Height (including roof rails)
Not Available
Length
4752
Wheelbase
2864
Width
1938
Width (including mirrors)
2138
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
68
Gross Vehicle Weight
2525
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1430
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
525
Max. Loading Weight
630
Max. Roof Load
100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Minimum Kerbweight
1895
No. of Seats
5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
12.1
M sports suspension
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Front/rear Parking distance control
Park assist system
Reversing camera
Digital cockpit
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
6 speakers
Solid paint
4 lashing points to secure luggage
Vernasca leather upholstery
Electric adjustable seats with memory function
Heated front seats
Run flat tyres
20" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 699M in bicolour orbit grey

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Price
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid Diesel
Seats 5 5 5 5
Doors 5 5 5 5
CO2 170 g/km 71 g/km 40 g/km 148 g/km
MPG 44.1 91.1 156.9 50.4
BHP 326 404 177 190
0 to 62 4.9 sec 6.3 sec 10.5 sec 7.9 sec

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