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BMW X4 Review Talks about ... Practicality

Don’t get us wrong, we like the review Matt Watson and the crew over at Carbuyer did on the X4 but we think they didn’t really get the point of the new Sport Activity Coupe on the way. When you’re faulting this car for its practical side, you obviously need to take a step back and look at it again.
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That’s because the X4 was designed to stand out, offer a different perspective on life and show you how things could be if you could afford them. It was never meant to be used as a family car. Instead, it’s aiming at non-conventional people that aren’t afraid of taking risks. Even their marketing strategy is based on that.

After all, how could they justify the design of this car, an SUV with a coupe roofline, in a smaller package than the X6. Even so, there’s enough headroom in the back, even though your knees are sitting a big higher than they should.

Other than the fact that practicality isn’t its forte, you can’t really fault the X4, as we found in our own review. Sure, the price tag is a bit higher than on the X3 but it comes with more kit including parking sensors, xenon headlamps and leather as standard.

The powertrains are made up of a wide enough variety and can be had with either a manual or automatic gearbox. You should also know that going for the manual won’t bring you any offset pedals, if you’re driving on the right side of the road. Right-hand drive cars alone are prone to have this problem.

You won’t want a manual though, as the 8-speed gearbox will do everything you ask for from it before you even think about it. It’s on a whole new level in this regard and it’s a lot more comfortable to live with than you might think.

Other pluses include the navigation system, the comfy seats and the electronically adjustable suspension that will help out on long journeys. Don’t get things mixed up though, the X4 is really stable in tight corners as well so you don’t have to slow down too much.

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