X4 40d is fast and frugal but lacks ‘M’ factor
Diesel SUV from BMW’s MPerformance division delivers impressive numbers if not goosebumps
There are only four derivatives of BMW X4 currently on sale in SA. The idea is the company’s rationalising of its ranges across the board and so, if you want a diesel powered X4, you have a choice between the small capacity 20d or you can have this luxurious and thundering X4 M40d that’s on test this week.
There’s no middle-spec. The M40d is an SUV that combines luxury appointments and MPerformance seasoning with the low fuel eating habits associated with diesel engines...