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BMW X4 DIESEL ESTATE xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
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BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG50.40
  • 0-62mph8 secs
  • Top Speed132 mph
  • C02146 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D33%

Review

BMW, more than any other brand, is fully committed to the rather contrary concept that is the coupe-style Sport Utility Vehicle. They pioneered this genre, then popularised it, but have they perfected it with this car, the second generation X4? Let's check it out in its most popular 20d diesel guise.

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BMW pioneered the Coupe-SUV concept and has since developed it with cars like this second generation X4. Jonathan Crouch drives it in volume 20d diesel form.

Background

The thinking behind this X4's controversial Coupe-SUV automotive niche dates back to 2008 when BMW dismayed the motoring press but delighted its better-heeled SUV customers with the first generation X6, a swept-back sportier version of their large X5 crossover model. Enough were sold to encourage the Munich maker to extend the concept across its range, hence the decision to create a coupe-SUV version of its mid-sized X3 model, christened the X4 and launched in its original form back in 2014. It was directly copied two years later by Mercedes with their GLC Coupe - though interestingly, not by other premium brands, who merely tried to make new or existing mid-sized SUVs a little sportier in order to keep up. Like the X6, the X4 sold pretty well in its earliest guise, finding over 200,000 buyers in its first four years on sale. As it turned out though, that initial design wasn't to have a very long shelf life. Going forward, BMW needed to align X4 development with the model cycle strategy of its mechanically-identical X3 showroom stablemate. Hence the way that the introduction of the company's third generation X3 in Autumn 2017 was followed by the launch of this MK2 model X4 in the Summer of 2018.

Driving Experience

BMW thinks that coupe-SUV models should offer more than just sleeker looks. The driving experience should be sharper and more dynamic too. With the original X4, only nominal efforts were made in this regard - a marginal reduction in ride height, a slight stiffening of the springs. With this MK2 model though, we're promised that the job has been done properly. It helps of course that the fundamentals are so much better this time round - the much stiffer 'CLAR' cluster architecture platform for example. And, as standard on all variants, there's a redeveloped xDrive 4WD system, which uses a planetary gear set incorporated within the rear axle to vary drive between each individual rear wheel as you power through the corners. A perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution also helps here, as does the way the rear track has been widened by 30mm over the original model. And there's more. The front end has been thoroughly re-engineered and now features a new double-wishbone suspension set-up. That helps to bring you greater levels of feedback through the re-tuned steering system. In addition, as before there's a lower ride height than you'd get in an X3, so a lower centre of gravity. And stiffer suspension, with firmer M Sport springs fitted as standard this time round. It all delivers a pretty astonishing degree of handling competence for a model professing to be any sort of SUV, and it's possible to carry impressively high speeds through tightening turns without tyre-squealing drama. Engine-wise, from launch, buyers of this model were offered a choice of BMW's two usual mainstream diesels, the 190hp 2.0-litre four cylinder unit we tried and an alternative 265hp 3.0-litre six cylinder powerplant. Either way, you get 4WD and an 8-speed auto gearbox as standard. At the top of the X4 range, there are also a couple of 3.0-litre six cylinder 'M Performance' derivatives, the 326hp M40d diesel and the 354hp petrol M40i.

Design and Build

This X4 is subtly bigger and sleeker in second generation form, 81mm longer, 37mm wider and 3mm lower, statistics that deliver dynamically stretched proportions intended to emphasise this model's perfect 50:50 weight distribution and hint at its performance potential. The overall statement all of this makes continues not to be quite as extreme as the one delivered by BMW's larger X6 but it still catches the eye, a little more modestly holding two fingers up to the establishment. At the wheel, you sit a little lower than you would in an X3, but the positioning is still quite commanding and the cabin you survey is now of much higher quality than was the case with the previous model. The sports seats are now more supportive, all the materials used feel great to touch and the proper leather and metal finishing on plusher variants feels very special indeed. Most models get the 10.25-inch 'Professional MultiMedia' centre-dash iDrive screen set-up and the instrument binnacle display will probably feature at least a dash of BMW's virtual 'Digital Cockpit' technology. Once on the back seat, it is, as promised, significantly more roomy than the previous generation model, thanks to an extra 27mm of additional legroom. However, that swept-back styling has to tell somewhere and predictably, there are compromises in headroom to be made. Out back, there's a 525-litres boot.

Market and Model

X4 pricing sits in the £43,000 to £55,000 bracket and all models come only with xDrive 4WD and automatic transmission. Direct comparisons with this model's X3 showroom stablemate are slightly difficult to make because the spec structure is a little different, but in rough terms, you're looking at needing a premium of around £3,000 to go from an X3 to a directly comparable version of this sleeker X4. In the mainstream range, buyers choose between a couple of familiar BMW diesel powerplants. Things kick off with the 190hp 2.0-litre four cylinder unit used in the 'xDrive 20d' model featured here. Or, if you can find just under £6,000 more, you can go for the 265hp 3.0-litre six cylinder powerplant which features in 'xDrive 30d' variants that also get a sharper-shifting 'Sport' version of the auto gearbox. Either way, there are three trim levels - 'Sport', 'M Sport' (which is what we have here) and 'M Sport X'. Beyond this lie the two fully-fledged 'M'-series versions, both of which require a budget of around £56,000. You can stick with a diesel and choose the 326hp M40d, or go for petrol power with the 354hp M40i.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the efficiency figures of this X4 are only a fraction behind those of an equivalent X3 model. Let's start with the most popular four cylinder 2.0-litre xDrive20d diesel variant we're trying here, which can return up to 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 142g/km of CO2. Switch to the alternative six cylinder xDrive30d diesel derivative and you're looking at up to 48.7mpg and up to 153g/km, provided you don't go for one of the really large wheel rim sizes. The flagship M40d delivers up to 44.1mpg and 170g/km. And the alternative petrol-powered M40i manages up to 31.4mpg and up to 205g/km. What else? Well as usual with a BMW, there's a condition-based service indicator on the dash to advise you when your car needs a garage visit. You can check all of this using menus in the 'iDrive' centre-dash display and the car will give you four weeks' notice of when a check-up is needed so you have plenty of time to book it. Less familiar to some buyers will be the clever 'TeleServices' feature that comes as part of the BMW 'ConnectedDrive' services you can access through the iDrive infotainment system. Via this, before each service appointment is due, your X4 can automatically put in a 'TeleServices' call to your nominated BMW service centre, complete with detailed information on vehicle condition.

Summary

The X4 has always been a divisive product. That's the nature of the coupe-SUV genre. Is this BMW the mid-sized premium SUV model that can give you everything - SUV, coupe, fastback hatch and sports estate, all rolled into one? Or is it trying to be so many different things to so many different people that it ends up please nobody? Opinion on the subject will often be divided. The people who don't like the concept behind this model will tell you to buy a cheaper, more practical X3 - but then they're probably the same people who can't see the point of anything prioritising style over substance. In any case, this X4 does have substance to its proposition - at least when it comes to efficiency, quality and affordable running costs. It's even reasonably spacious and practical. In summary, don't be dissuaded if you'd like an X4. This may not be quite the sharpest dynamic contender in its segment, but it's still an astonishingly rewarding steer for something based on SUV underpinnings.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Front/rear Parking distance control
Parking assistant
Reversing assist camera
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Attentiveness assist
Auto start-stop
Automatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency call
BMW live cockpit professional
BMW Online services
BMW professional navigation with 10.25" touch display
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Condition based service
Exterior temperature gauge
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Keyless ignition with push button start
Lights on warning
On board computer
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile
RTTI - Real time traffic information
Run flat indicator
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Trip computer
Variable sports power steering
Entertainment
6 speakers
Bluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Adaptive LED Headlights
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
Solid paint
Acoustic glass
Body colour door handles
Body colour mirror caps
Body colour roof mouldings
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dual chrome exhaust
Dynamic brake lights
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric window
Front and rear bumper system
Front and rear electric windows
Green tinted heat insulating glass
Heated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black door sill finishers
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lights
LED fog lights
LED High level third brake light
LED Indicators
LED tail lights
M aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin antenna
Visible VIN plate
Welcome light carpet
Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval
Interior Features
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Vernasca leather upholstery
3 zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient lighting
Anthracite headlining
Bottle holders integrated into door
Cupholders in centre console
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear door armrests
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2
Front footwell lights
Front sports seats
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Front/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
Isofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gear knob
Luggage area underfloor compartment
Luggage compartment lighting
M Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Removable rear parcel shelf
Storage pockets - front doors
Through load system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Technical
M sport suspension
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Performance Control
Trim
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
Wheels
19" M double spoke light alloy wheels - style 698M in bicolour ferric grey
Run flat tyres
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABS/EBD
ADB - Automatic Differential Brake
Automatic door lock when driving away
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child proof locking system in rear door
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/front passenger airbag
Driver/front passenger side airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake
Front and rear head airbags
Front and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbelts
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seat belts warning
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
Side impact protection
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Incorrect fuel protection system
Remote control including two integrated key - one button for open/close all lockable content, windows and separate button for open luggage compartment
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 143
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 184
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 192
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 177
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 208
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 199
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 171
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Code B47D20O0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 50.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 54.3
EC Urban (mpg) 45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 38.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 35.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 43.5
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d
Coin Series M Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 32E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 132
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear 245/50 R19
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 698
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1621
Length 4752
Wheelbase 2864
Width 1918
Width (including mirrors) 2138
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 2400
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1430
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 525
Max. Loading Weight 660
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1740
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.1

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £588.99 p/m £27.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £650.99 p/m £98.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £708.99 p/m £129.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £528.99 p/m £41.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £594.99 p/m £91.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £656.99 p/m £133.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £499.99 p/m £56.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £551.99 p/m £113.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £602.99 p/m £162.99 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Active cruise control with stop and go £620.00
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging, USB, audio streaming, screen mirroring and wifi hotspot £430.00
Head up Display FOC
Parking Assistant Plus with 360 degree surround view camera £500.00
Wifi hotspot preparation FOC
Entertainment
Gesture control for infotainment system FOC
Harman Kardon loudspeaker system £820.00
Exterior Features
BMW icon adaptive LED headlights FOC
BMW individual exterior trim in satin aluminium FOC
Electric dual tilt/slide panoramic glass sunroof FOC
Fully electric towbar £850.00
High beam assistant FOC
High gloss black shadow line roof rails £265.00
Metallic paint £670.00
Model designation deletion FOC
Sun protection glass £320.00
Trim designation deletion on side FOC
Interior Features
BMW Extended individual merino leather upholstery £990.00
Driver + front passenger lumbar support £265.00
Electric seat adjustment with memory FOC
Heated front and rear seats £280.00
Heated steering wheel £170.00
Packs
Comfort pack - X4 £890.00
Driving assistant pack - X4 £670.00
Driving assistant plus pack - X4 £1,750.00
Extended storage pack - X4 FOC
M Sport Plus pack - X4 M Sport £2,200.00
M Sport Plus pack - X4 with 21'' individual V spoke light alloy wheels in bicolour orbit grey - style 726 £2,890.00
Premium pack - X4 £1,930.00
Technology pack - X4 £1,900.00
Visibility pack - X4 £495.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Black sapphire £670.00
Metallic - Carbon black £670.00
Metallic - Flamenco red £670.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £670.00
Metallic - Phytonic blue £670.00
Metallic - Sophisto Grey £670.00
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Safety
Dynamic safety FOC
M Sport braking system FOC
Security
Comfort access system with smart opener FOC
Technical
Adaptive suspension FOC
Delete M sports suspension FOC
Trim
Aluminium fine cutting interior trim with pearl chrome finish FOC
Black Sensatec instrument panel with Blue contrast stiching £450.00
Black Sensatec instrument panel with Red contrast stiching £450.00
BMW Individual piano black trim finisher £300.00
Extended Individual Merino leather - Fiona red/Black £990.00
Extended individual Merino leather - Ivory white/Black £990.00
Extended individual Merino leather - Tartufo/Black £990.00
Fine wood fineline cove interior trim with pearl chrome finish £150.00
Galvanic embellisher for controls £110.00
High gloss dark oak wood interior trim with pearl chrome finish £150.00
High gloss fine wood poplar grain grey interior trim with pearl chrome finish £150.00
Vernasca leather - Black with blue contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Black with contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Black with red contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Canberra beige with contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Cognac with black contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Extended oyster with black contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Mocha with contrast stitching FOC
Vernasca leather - Tacora Red FOC
Wheels
20" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 699M in bicolour orbit grey with run flat tyres FOC
21'' individual V spoke light alloy wheels in bicolour orbit grey - style 726 with run flat tyres £1,400.00
* option prices shown are estimated