While BMW is known for making driver's cars, their SUVs aren't typically as sporty as their sports sedans. Then there's the 2015 BMW X4. This quasi-SUV drives much more like...
... a car, despite being based on the same underpinnings as the
BMW X3 SUV. But BMW gave the X4 its own personality by lowering the ride height, making it longer, retuning the suspension, and giving it sportier steering. That mix makes the X4 downright fun on a twisty road. It's a treat to dive into corners with, staying planted and unfazed. We drove the turbo inline-6-powered X4 xDrive35i, backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission. With 300 horsepower, the inline-6 made the X4 very quick, and the suspension made the car spry and nimble. The X4's four selectable driving modes – Sport+, Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro – change the car's attitude, letting you bias your driving experience toward fuel efficiency or performance.