Piloting the impressive, high-tech, agile BMW X4
If you have trouble keeping track of BMW's new mind-boggling model mix, you're not alone. The new X4, a coupelike version of the X3 SUV, isn't the first or the only four-door hatchback coupe grown from the quintessential BMW 3 Series roots. In fact there are two others: the 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe.
You can also view the X4 as BMW's interpretation of the genre-bending Honda Crosstour or Toyota Venza. Vive la différence.
By definition, a coupe is more about form than function: sleek, low-slung, and hard to get into or exit. Let's put that limitation aside for now. Likewise, whether you want to consider the X4 a hatchback, a wagon, a coupe, or an SUV, it drives like a BMW and a good one at that.