The X4 is a brand new model with new customers in sight, but it borrows its undergarments from the X3 and swipes its top layers straight out of the X6’s wardrobe. It is, effectively, a mini-X6, blending the X3’s size and raised ride height with the X6’s coupe-like sloping roof line and greater bias towards style.
Looks and image
The reaction to this car will probably be similar to the one the X6 was subjected to, which is to say some people will be a little bit sick in their mouths while others will furiously start writing cheques and dashing post-haste to their nearest BMW dealer.
Like it or loathe it, the X4 is certainly sleeker and sportier-looking than the X3, and since it has the same new front features as the facelifted X3, it’s a lot prettier than it could have been. Its pro...