Launched locally in 2014, and quickly updated in 2015, the BMW X4 is, for all intents and purposes, the same as the brand's X3 SUV under its skin. The key difference is its more swooping roofline and unique coupe-like looks.
The roofline does take space away from the three rear seat passengers in the five-door, five-seat X4, but the polarising design has worked for BMW. For Australia, two petrol powered and two diesel driven models are offered, in all-wheel-drive (xDrive, in BMW parlance) form, equipped with eight-speed automatic gearboxes. The X Models X4 Xdrive20D M Sport is the base model and kicks the line-up off at $80,900.
The hottest of all is the $164,900 X Models X4 M Competition Xdrive, which makes 230kW and a thundering 630Nm of torque. It's a substitute for the X4 M40i petrol which is not made in right-hand drive.