Chunky, sleek, stylish and fast the coupe-inspired X4 M Estate is a very different beast to the X4.
It delivers more than 500bhp and has impressive extra body bracing, enhanced with excellent grip to help it corner well and stay stable. The bigger brakes are needed as this is a car that's capable of fast speeds and some nifty manoeuvres that leave other cars in this class playing catch up.
ex. VAT £1,435.92
ex. VAT £1,574.68
Rewarding handling and a more comfortable ride than many SUVs mean that this is a car you'll love to drive. 0 - 62mph in 4.1 seconds is impressively quick and it has all the BMW comforts we know and love.
You can adjust the speed of gear shifts and the 'feel' of the steering to give you the amount of feedback you want. You can also change the suspension to match your driving style.
The interior is pleasing and comfortable with a noticeable high-quality build. There's enough room and plenty of available adjustments to the seat and steering wheel to ensure you can find the perfect driving position.
There's an easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system fitted as standard. It's also got a physical rotary controller interface located between the front seats. This makes it less distracting to use than a touchscreen.
The boot is large enough for several suitcases - ideal for longer trips. The rear seats fold down to make fitting even longer luggage a doddle.
As expected, the car has a full five-star Euro NCAP rating with an adult occupant protection score of 93% and child protection score of 84%. Standard safety features included autonomous emergency braking, an active cruise-control system and lane assistance.