2015 BMW X4 | New Car Review

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by
2015 BMW X4
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 50%

Review Summary:

The 2015 is the newest addition in the family to strut the Bavarian automaker's insignia above its kidney grille snout. Competing against the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Range Rover Evoque, the X4 is the brand’s answer to the segment.

Pros

Interior is a lot roomier than you would initially anticipate.

Cons

There is only one word to describe the pricing strategy followed: ridiculous.

Looks

Not the most creative of folks, the designers have clearly taken the X3 as their base, and massaged its curves and stretched its contours to arrive at the X4. Don’t be fooled, though, it’s still a decent looking SUV that could quite easily be confused with its elder brother, the BMW X6, due to the similarity in their physiques.

2014 BMW X4 front

Feels

Surprisingly roomier than the exterior would suggest, the 2015 BMW X4 is one that does not struggle to accommodate the vertically blessed ones. With the rear seats lowered by 28mm and the front seats brought closer to the ground by 20mm in comparison to the X3, the latest coupe styled SUV is not only roomier, but more comfortable in comparison to its younger sibling as well.

2014 BMW X4 interior

Engineering

We’ve all heard of remote engine starters that allow for the cabin to cool before you reach your vehicle on warmer days, but what about on colder ones? Equipped with an auxiliary heater, the 2015 BMW X4 ensures you don’t have to try and defrost while seated in a cold leather seat after walking in single digit weather to your car. Granted, it may only be used for one month during the year in the UAE, but hey, at least you know you’re taken care of when the cooler months arrive.

2014 BMW X4 side

What’s on offer?

Sending power to all four wheels, the 2.0 litre Twin turbo 4 cylinder engine found in the X4 xDrive 28i, generates 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, which translates to a 0 – 100 km/h time of just 6.4 seconds. On the other hand, the brawnier 3.0 litre Twin turbo V6 fitted in the X4 xDrive 35i, churns out 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque to propel the X4 to a 100 km/h in a mighty impressive 5.5 seconds.

2014 BMW X4 rear

Summing it…

If you’re the price conscious sorts, or even someone who has the faintest ideas of value for money, then the 2015 BMW X4 isn’t something that will appeal to you. Mining AED 279,000 for the most basic of X4’s from your bank account, its starting price is significantly higher than that of the Mercedes-Benz GLK’s, and more than the top of the line Range Rover Evoque! Clearly, driving the X4 around will be less of a fashion statement and more of a well-off one.

2014 BMW X4 front

Specifications

Specifications2015 BMW X4 xDrive 28i2015 BMW X4 xDrive 35i
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre Twinturbo 4 cyl3.0 litre Twinturbo V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
245 hp @ 6,500 RPM306 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
350 Nm @ 4,800 RPM400 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h6.4 secs5.5 secs
Top speed232 km/h247 km/h
PriceAED 279,000AED 314,000

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