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2019 BMW X4: Return of the Compact Fastback SUV

The X4 is BMWs latest fastback. A hybrid of a crossover and hatchback, you get the speed and handling of a hatchback with the room of a crossover. The car doesn’t disappoint, using the drivetrain of the larger X3 but putting it in a more compact body lends to its speed and zip. It also cruises off the line, clocking in at 4.4 seconds from 0 to 60.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attractive L-shaped taillights and a license-plate mounting point relocated to the rear bumper give the SUV’s tail a more dynamic shape than before.
  • Notably, every X4 comes standard with a giant 10.3-inch touchscreen by which occupants can control its infotainment and navigation functions, as well as LED head- and taillights and a forward-collision-warning system with low-speed automated emergency braking.
  • A head-up display and a panoramic sunroof are optional, as are additional active-safety features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

“Likewise, the X4 cribs the X3’s two powertrains: A 248-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four powers the X4 xDrive30i, while the performance-oriented X4 M40i uses a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six.”