BMW X4 M Competition is fast but flawed
The powerful SUV is a thrilling drive, if compromised by turbo lag and an overfirm ride
SUV coupes have become big business. When BMW birthed the genre in 2008 with the X6 — basically an X5 with a sexier roofline — there was much head-scratching about this styling curiosity, until it went on to sell more than 400,000 units and is now in its third generation.
Its success inspired the likes of Mercedes and Audi to launch SUV coupes of their own and, not resting on its laurels, BMW created the X4 as the swoopy-roofed version of the smaller X3 in 2014. It spawned another hit for the brand as it has found more than 200,000 owners to date...