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BMW X4 ESTATE xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto

BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
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BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
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BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
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BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
BMW X4 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph4.9 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C02205 g/km
  • BHP354
  • Torque369 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

BMW tells us this second generation X4 model is a 'sports coupe'. Whatever your take on that, this sporting crossover is certainly an interesting take on fashionable family motoring. If you can afford the fee, it's a tempting take on the mid-sized premium-badged SUV genre and if you like the looks, then you'll probably like everything else because it's pure BMW. It's even a little more practical than you might expect. True, the world may not need another car like this - but you certainly might.

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BMW is leaving no stone un-turned in its efforts to fill every possible premium market automotive niche with desirable products. Here's another one - the second generation version of the company's fashionable X4. By Jonathan Crouch

Background

If you're at all familiar with the Munich maker's model line-up, then you'll get the idea behind this car immediately. In 2008, the company brought us a design they badged as the 'X6', a kind of sportier coupe-like version of their established X5 luxury SUV. Against the odds, the X6 has since been a profitable car for the brand, so in 2014, the same concept was down-sized with the first generation X4, a sportier coupe-like version of the squarer, more practical X3 compact SUV. This second generation X4 is very much a refinement of the original, with slightly lighter weight, sharper looks, a classier cabin and a greater level of media and autonomous driving tech. There's also extra cabin space and a larger boot. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

As before, the X4 range focuses on diesel power, with most buyers, as before, likely to opt for the volume xDrive 20d variant with its familiar 190hp 2.0-litre black pump-fuelled engine. Next up in the range is the six cylinder xDrive 30d with 265hp. This engine also comes in 326hp form with the M40d model. There's also a top petrol-powered variant for the first time, the six cylinder M40i, with 360hp. All model variants direct their engine's power to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and feature BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive as standard. The standard-fit Driving Experience Control switch lets drivers choose from SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO set-ups, while six cylinder models also add a SPORT+ mode.You certainly won't lack for performance. Even the base xDrive 20d variant manages 62mph rom rest in 8s en route to 132mph, figures the six cylinder xDrive 30d improves substantially to 5.8s and 149mph. For the M40d, you're looking at 4.9s and 155mph. BMW has tuned the suspension of the X4 to offer a more focused feel than that of the X3 and the intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system splits drive between the rear wheels continuously, plus as required, optimising traction, turn-in and directional stability. The Variable Sport Steering system is fitted as standard and an xDrive status display makes a bid for what might be the most gratuitous use of graphics in a car with the three-dimensional display of the car's body roll and pitch.

Design and Build

This second generation X4 is 81mm longer than its predecessor, with 54mm added to the wheelbase and 37mm of extra width. It is also lower by 3mm. All of these elements come together to give it dynamically stretched proportions that emphasise its perfect 50:50 weight distribution and hint at the enhanced performance potential. It retains the brand's trademark BMW kidney grille and twin headlight units, while the smarter horizontal LED fog lights integrated into the outer air intakes form a fresh interpretation of the familiar X model face. All models feature Adaptive LED headlights as standard. The side profile is marked out by a sweeping shoulder line, with clearly defined haunches and distinctive wheel arches. Inside, there's now more of a premium feel to the driver-focused layout of the cockpit. Vernasca leather upholstery is standard and top-class materials, precise build quality and a host of meticulously crafted details set the tone for what BMW hopes is this model's more individual character. Three full-size seats are fitted in the rear compartment, providing passengers with an additional 27mm of legroom over the previous model. Don't expect to get quite as much boot space as in an X3 but 525-litres should be enough and there's the versatility of 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats, plus the standard-fit automatically opening tailgate makes loading easy.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £43,000 for the base xDrive 20d, which represents a step up from the previous generation line-up. That's quite an ask, but BMW seems very confident it'll find buyers for the X4. The top M40d variant costs just over £55,000. Still, it's not as if this Munich model needs a whole lot of extras. Even the SE trim gets an automatically opening tailgate, Variable Sport Steering, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, front and rear Park Distance Control, Performance Control and Xenon headlights. That's on top of a Sport leather steering wheel, heated front seats and BMW's Business Media package. A far wider choice of optional extras compared to the outgoing model offers greater scope for X4 personalisation. The range includes electrically adjustable seats, heat seating for the front and rear and active seat ventilation. A panoramic glass roof with much larger dimensions than before is available, plus side acoustic glass. Another interesting option is the BMW Display Key. Fuel level, remaining range and service information are all shown on its 2.2-inch touch display, while the key can also be used to lock the doors, close the windows and operate the optional auxiliary heating system.

Cost of Ownership

If you've heard talk that diesel engines are planet-polluting brutes, then shelve that for a moment while you examine the black pump-fuelled powerplants on offer here because they're nothing like that. BMW's raft of technological measures includes turbochargers with variable inlet geometry and common-rail direct injection systems operating at pressures of up to 2,500 bar. All model variants comply with the requirements of the EU6d emissions standard. And the brand talks of significant weight savings this time round - an average of 50kgs. Enough with the tech; what about the figures? Well, the X4 xDrive 20d variant most will choose manages 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 142g/km of CO2. Move up to the six cylinder xDrive 30d model and you're looking at 47.9mpg and 156g/km. Even the M40d manages 44.1mpg and 170g/km. Want to know about the petrol M40i model? Well that returns 31.4mpg and 209g/km. What else might you need to know? Well, routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous 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. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles.

Summary

Inevitably, a model of this kind will continually divide opinion. The people who don't like it 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 low running costs. It's even reasonably spacious and practical. Don't be dissuaded then, if you'd like one. 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. Yes, there's an element of compromise in its packaging but the world would be a dull place if we only bought cars on a pragmatic basis. File this one under 'unexpectedly likeable'.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Digital cockpit
Front/rear Parking distance control
Parking assistant
Reversing assist camera
Active Guard
Attentiveness assist
Auto start-stop
Automatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW professional navigation with 10.25" touch display
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator, 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
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Body colour door handles
Body colour roof mouldings
Body coloured bumpers
Cerium grey air breather
Cerium grey air inlets
Cerium grey exterior mirror caps
Cerium grey frame and kidney grille with high gloss black vertical slats
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lights
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
Height adjustable headlamps
High gloss black door sill finishers
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
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
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipes
Visible VIN plate
Welcome light carpet
Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval
Interior Features
4 lashing points to secure luggage
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Electric seat adjustment with memory
Vernasca leather upholstery
12V socket in centre console and luggage area
3 zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient lighting
Anthracite headlining
Bottle holders integrated into door
Centre console storage tray
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 folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Technical
M sports suspension
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
M Sport differential
Performance Control
Sport automatic transmission
Trim
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
Wheels
20" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 699M in bicolour orbit grey
Run flat tyres
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Packs
Visibility pack - X4
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
M Sport braking system
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
Engine immobiliser
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) 205
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 249
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 238
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 247
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 237
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 212
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 202
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 346
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 336
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 245
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 232
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2993
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 6
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B58B30M0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 24
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 10.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 15.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 14.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 10.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 25.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 26.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 25.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 27.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 30.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 31.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 18.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 19.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 26.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 27.4
General
Badge Engine CC 3.0
Badge Power 354
Coin Description i
Coin Series M40
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 43E
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) 4.9
Engine Power - BHP 354
Engine Power - KW 348
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 369
Engine Torque - MKG 51
Engine Torque - NM 500
Engine Torque - RPM 1550
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
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
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1621
Length 4733
Wheelbase 2864
Width 1938
Width (including mirrors) 2138
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 65
Gross Vehicle Weight 2430
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1430
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 525
Max. Loading Weight 605
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1825
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.1

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £602.99 p/m £25.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £678.99 p/m £71.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £742.99 p/m £84.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £524.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £603.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £664.99 p/m £119.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £505.99 p/m £46.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £570.99 p/m £90.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £621.99 p/m £138.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £722.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £814.99 p/m £85.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £891.99 p/m £101.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £629.99 p/m £45.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £723.99 p/m £94.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £797.99 p/m £143.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £606.99 p/m £55.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £684.99 p/m £109.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £746.99 p/m £165.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £150+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Active cruise control with stop and go £620.00
Apple CarPlay preparation £235.00
BMW display key £190.00
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging, USB, audio streaming, screen mirroring and wifi hotspot £430.00
Head up Display £895.00
Parking Assistant Plus with 360 degree surround view camera £500.00
Universal remote control £200.00
Wifi hotspot preparation FOC
Entertainment
BMW advanced loudspeaker system £430.00
Gesture control for infotainment system £190.00
Harman Kardon loudspeaker system £820.00
Online entertainment £160.00
TV function £750.00
Exterior Features
Acoustic glass £120.00
BMW Individual paint £280.00
Electric dual tilt/slide panoramic glass sunroof £1,190.00
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle £300.00
Fully electric towbar £765.00
High gloss black shadow line roof rails £265.00
Metallic paint FOC
Model designation deletion FOC
Sun protection glass £320.00
Trim designation deletion on side FOC
Interior Features
Auxiliary heater £1,130.00
Driver + front passenger lumbar support £265.00
Electric front seat adjustment with memory and active ventilation £100.00
Extended Individual Merino leather upholstery £990.00
Heated front and rear seats £280.00
Heated steering wheel £170.00
Ski bag £110.00
Packs
Comfort pack - X4 £1,040.00
Driving assistant pack - X4 £670.00
Driving assistant plus pack - X4 £1,750.00
Extended storage pack - X4 £300.00
M Sport Plus pack - X4 with 21" M light alloy wheels in Cerium matt grey - M Double spoke style 718M £2,000.00
M Sport Plus package - X4 with 20" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 699M in bicolour orbit grey with high performance tyres £2,000.00
Smokers pack £25.00
Technology pack - X4 £1,300.00
Paintwork
Individual Paint - Sunstone metallic £280.00
Metallic - Black sapphire FOC
Metallic - Carbon black FOC
Metallic - Flamenco red FOC
Metallic - Glacier Silver FOC
Metallic - Phytonic blue FOC
Metallic - Sophisto Grey FOC
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Safety
Dynamic safety £260.00
Security
Comfort access system with smart opener £495.00
Technical
Adaptive M suspension £530.00
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 high performance tyres FOC
21" M light alloy wheels in Cerium matt grey - M Double spoke style 718M with mixed tyres and run flat tyres £830.00
BMW Mobility Kit FOC
Space saver spare wheel £190.00
* option prices shown are estimated