Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The BMW X4 hasn’t been tested by independent safety body Euro NCAP but it’s heavily based on the BMW X3, which scored five stars when tested in 2011.



Optional BMW X4 safety equipment available includes the Head-up Display, High-beam Assistant, City Braking and Lane Departure Warning systems detailed in the Equipment section of this review.

There’s also ‘e-Call’ (comes as standard on all models), an automated call to the emergency services triggered if the airbags are deployed. It sends details including the car’s location via a BMW Call Centre. It can also be triggered manually be the driver if necessary.

Boot volume is average in the X4. With the rear seats up there’s 500 litres of space (50 less than the X3) and 1,400 with the seats down (200 less than X3). Helpfully, an electric tailgate is standard across the range although the boot’s load lip is quite high, which may make loading heavy items more tricky. The plunging roofline precludes carrying very tall items, too.



As for whether or not BMW X4 practicality for rear passengers has been affected by that chopped roof, average-height adults have plenty of space but taller people may find headroom a little tight. Otherwise space in the back is pretty generous in terms of shoulder and leg room if you’re travelling two-up; a third rear passenger may feel a bit squeezed.

There’s plenty of stowage space within the interior, including generously sized door bins and cup holders.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X4 (14-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Service indicator
SE optional equipment
None available

xLine equipment

xLine standard equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
xLine optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint