2019 BMW X4 xDrive20d and xDrive30i Review – Road Test

Niche-selling prestige SUV gets a new lease on life following its second-generation rebirth

Larger, lighter and more stylish than the model it replaces, the 2019 BMW X4 shares its new, modular platform with the latest X3 in the same market segment. Engines are largely carried over, although BMW Australia has dropped the previous model’s six-cylinder turbo-diesel, leaving just four-cylinder engines – one a diesel – and the high-performance six-cylinder M40i variant replacing the previous xDrive35i.

Paddling, not pedalling

When BMW launched its second-generation X4 range in Australia just two months ago, the new model was greeted by the local motoring media with mixed feelings. Those sentiments mostly focused on the car’s unforgiving ride, versatility (relative to the X3 sharing the same platform) and debatable looks.

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