BMW X4 review - What is BMW's mini X6 like? - MPG and running costs

The small SUV coupe is undoubtedly capable, but it just isn't as talented as other, more performance oriented SUVs

Evo rating
Price
from £37,900
  • Comfortable with a range of impressive diesel engines
  • Doesn't have the agility of other sporting SUVs

MPG and running costs

Considering its selection of diesel engines, the X4 is appropriately frugal. BMW claims the four-cylinder manual X4 achieves 52.3mpg on a combined run, while the automatic is slightly better with a consumption figure of 54.3mpg.

Predictably the 3-litre six-cylinder models aren’t as economical, but the claimed figures are still impressive. The xDrive30d’s combined MPG figure is 47.9 while the 35d is only slightly worse with 47.1mpg.

As with all manufacturer claimed figures, you should expect to achieve worse. When driven enthusiastically, the xDrive30d we tested averaged 32-34mpg; nowhere near BMW’s economy figures but still not bad for a 1820kg four-wheel drive SUV.

This weight might not put too large a dent in the X4’s MPG figure, but it will put a lot of strain on the brakes if driven hard regularly. So, although the X4 isn’t an all-out performance car and shouldn’t cost a huge amount to run, we expect brake pads to need relatively frequent attention.

Most Popular

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster
2021 Audi RS3 Sportback – front tracking
Audi RS3

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster

After months of tech insights, we now finally get to see the all-new Audi RS3 in its finished form
19 Jul 2021
Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110
Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110

Lotus's first all-new car for a quarter of a century comes AMG power and sub-£60,000 price tag
13 Jul 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 992 review
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
14 Jul 2021