In the old days was the BMW known for its 3 - 5 - and 7-series and not much else. Today it is different.
Here is the BMW by a comprehensive buffet of car models, which among other things covers a wide range of models such as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, in addition to the X3, X4, X5 and X6.
the Week testbil is X4'eren, who came forward a couple of years ago, and which now is current in a M40 in the version with the six cylinder engine, which here throws 360 hp.
the Price sounds on 1.130.000 euros, and BMW is abandoning the no-tax value at the erhvervsleasing, but we guess just under a million dollars.
The little rundryggede wagon is perhaps a somewhat odd creature, but with added huge screens, 19 inch rims, and an additional aggressive front, it allows the other traffic goosebumps on the body.
I should First note that the wagon here is not a 'real' M-model, but however created in the department under the M Performance name.
The big disadvantage of the M-model is that the underbody is extremely discomfort. Photo: Christian Schacht
the Engine is the same as in the new M2 and is a tuned version of it, which is in the X4 35in. The with 306 hp costs 931.000 crowns, but the motor has 54 hp and a torque of 465 nm to 400 nm.
All together makes that the beast can progress beyond the distance from 0-100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds faster than otherwise.
The here engine, which may show teeth, pulls from low revs and stops only to accelerate at well over 7,000 rpm. The sound is slightly hissing, and each shift is underlined by a raceragtig bass sound.
the Name refers to BMW's M department has first-class engine and chassis to the sport. Photo: Christian Schacht
In tight curves demonstrates the X4, that can easily play fighter in the small swing. BMW has done the complete setup so tight, that we almost repeals the laws of nature and forget that, despite everything, is quite a high car.
But the fixed springs, stiff dampers, and steeled stabilizers creating, admittedly, precise and safe handling characteristics, but here you sit, therefore and småhopper in the seat during city driving, where the asphalt is typically a good hole.
On the other hand there are features on all four wheels, and it gives an almost surreal grip.
sitting high and well in the X4, and is not far to the A-pillar, so the atmosphere is intimate. Photo: Christian Schacht
the Front seats are a chapter for themselves. They are tall and erect with a comfortable, firm grip on the body and - together with steering wheel - adjustable in all directions, so there are several good kørestillinger to change between on a long trip.
the Interior, retrieved from the X3, begins to turn to seem a little old-fashioned, if you look at the screen in the middle, for it is small and does not have the latest features with connectivity to smartphones.
X4 should probably best be seen as a light offroader, there is hopped up in festive attire. The suitor to the drivers who more often move in the city than in the country, but would still like to reconcile firehjulstrækkerens high sitting position, with the elegance of a coupé.
And here in the BMW's hard-the M-performance you get plenty of sport, but no comfort.