15 August 2014
Feature

BMW's new coupé-syled crossover contender, the X4, is a new entry to the sports SUV market. Can the new upstart really rival the Porsche Macan, which has been received as one of the best compact SUVs ever? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

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Overdrive 25 August 2014

Nice review by Sutcliffe

This was a much more balanced and even-handed review than the other Autocar review (which also appeared in the print version), which seemed loath to give credit to the X4 in any area, bar having the better engine.
david RS 18 August 2014

I think that a Citroën 2CV is

I think that a Citroën 2CV is better in off road.
AHA1 18 August 2014

That didn't look like an 'off road' course.

Not sure if the edit is doing your 'off road course' a disservice but I'd expect a Z4 could have managed that with similar ease. Besides these posh 4x4s with their heavy, over-engineered drive trains are generally shod on proper road tyres that leave them marooned at the roadside well below the ski resorts while ageing front wheel drive cars cruise past on snow chains. I don't really get these big ticket SUVs. Just buy a normal car FFS!