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      Launch year
      2019
      Body type
      SUV
      Fuel type
      Petrol
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heycar rating
Fast, fun, expensive to run

Best bits

  • Practical 
  • Powerful and quick
  • More stylish than the X3

Not so great

  • Expensive to run
  • Not that great to drive for an M car
  • One person's stylish is another person's vulgar

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

BMW X4 M Competition sports seats

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Overall verdict on the BMW X4 M

"If the BMW X4 M Competition was an item of clothing it would be a pair of Y fronts to the X3 M Competition's boxer shorts. It takes the roomy and comfortable shape of the X3 and makes it less roomy and less comfortable in the name of, er, style."

BMW X4 M Competition dynamic front-three quarter

Basically, it's an X3 M with a more coupe-like body. That means it gets the same 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six petrol engine – incidentally, it's the engine fitted to the new M3 – giving the X4 M Competition indecent performance along with running costs that will be equally shocking.


It should be stunningly good in the corners because, instead of getting an off-road-biased four-wheel-drive system, its four-wheel drive is borrowed from the M5 super saloon, complete with its clever rear differential. Sprinkled with a variety of driving modes, it means the the X4 M Competition can be a relatively placid family car on the one hand or – after a few button presses – an unhinged lunatic on the other. 


As a result this is an SUV you can realistically (if you really want to) take on track, where it will happily keep up with sports cars, but it's okay cruising up the motorway or dawdling about town. This adjustable nature has become the cornerstone of the modern M car.


Like the majority of M cars, look underneath the X4 M Competition's pumped up body kit and big wheels and you'll see it's just as practical as a normal family car. It has masses of room for adults in the front and tall people will also happily fit in the back, even though a few millimetres of headroom have been sacrificed for that coupe-like roofline. Even the boot is huge and its large opening makes it very easy to load.


You get the BMW M treatment on the inside, too, though. Up front, you'll find body-hugging sports seats, the dashboard and doors can be finished in a selection of sporty trim pieces and you get unique M readouts on the car's digital displays.


So it's a do anything car – practical enough for the family, fun enough to keep you happy when you get it to yourself – except the X3 M Competition does that too and has even more space. In that respect the X4 M Competition makes little sense unless you're sold on its looks. 

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xDrive X4 M Competition 5dr Step Auto

  • 2019
  • 11,964 miles
  • Ocean Group BMW Plymouth
  • Devon, PL68LD
Price:£53,450
PCP: £571.41/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £571.41, Customer Deposit: £8,017.00, Total Deposit: £8,017.50, Optional Final Payment: £35,888.39, Total Charge For Credit: £10,455.24, Total Amount Payable: £63,905.24, Representative APR: 8.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 8.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 19.78ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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BMW X4 M Competition dashboard

On the inside

BMW X4 M Competition dynamic rear-three quarter

Driving

BMW X4 M Competition dynamic profile

How much does it cost to run

BMW X4 M Competition sports seats

Prices, versions and specification