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The BMW X4 is based on the current X3. It gains new safety technology and an inch of legroom over its predecessor.
But its coupelike profile sacrifices some utility and visibility for a more athletic appearance. The base version is now called the xDrive30i and features a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine; the M40i is powered by a 382-hp turbo six-cylinder engine. Both have all-wheel drive and a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. We found the X3 to be thoroughly engaging to drive and expect similar performance from the X4. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection are standard, as is a 10.25-inch touch screen with navigation.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
$41,525 - $49,525
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2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Emphasizing sport over utility, the X4 is a coupelike variant of the X3. It's agile, rides tautly, and has a beautifully trimmed cabin.
Front and rear seats are lowered to keep passengers' heads from hitting the low roof, and the cargo space shrinks considerably under the sloping rear hatch, making it a less practical SUV. Engine choices are a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder that is particularly smooth and powerful. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. Optional 19-inch tires make the ride a bit too jiggly.
$31,150 - $37,625
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$25,950 - $31,750
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$21,675 - $27,675
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$18,850 - $20,075
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