Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X4 F26 (2015 - Current)

X4 F26 (2015 - Current)
The X4 is a baby X6 and shares a platform with the F25 X3. The F26 X4 is the ultimate combination of sporty and sports utility.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2014, 02:59 PM
oogasboogas oogasboogas is offline
Registered User
Location: Washington, DC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 30
Mein Auto: 2009 335i xdrive coupe
x3 vs x4?

looking at a new x3 but curious about the x4...its supposed to be based on the x3 body and options, etc...will most of the differences be cosmetic? is it supposed to have better handling? suspension more sport like? curious as to if anyone out there is in the same boat and waiting to see the x4 prior to purchasing a x3.

mostly would use it to have fun driving with but practical in the sense of road trips, carrying my bicycles around (i like the option of inside the x3 with the mounts especially for long road trips) and just overall winter sports.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 04:00 PM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Bimmerfest.com Founder
Location: SF
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,477
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
If it is anything like the X5 VS X6 the usability wise there is no comparison. I would guess it will have a little stiffer suspension and maybe bigger roll bars to make the handling a little more snappy but otherwise I would expect it to be similar driving to the X3.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 04:05 PM
MythosDreamlab MythosDreamlab is offline
Registered User
Location: Southern California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 69
Mein Auto: 2002 330i
I looked at and test drove the X1 and thought it drove ok, but was very underwhelmed with it's looks. The X3 looks nice but reminds me a bit of a Honda and I wanted something that was nice looking, but handled better than a standard SUV. I like the looks of the X4 and most all of they details sound good, but I need to test drive one, then I will decide between the X4 or a 328/335...

Not sure how you decide if it is ugly without seeing one, unless you have already made your mind up...

Last edited by MythosDreamlab; 03-07-2014 at 04:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 10:35 AM
Mybeemer1 Mybeemer1 is offline
Registered User
Location: Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 4
Mein Auto: 2015 X4 Black Sapphire
I just traded my 2014 X3 35i for a X4 28i. I enjoyed the X3 but I love driving the X4 even without getting the larger engine. The suspension is a little sportier making it fun to drive. There is a surprising amount of room in the hatchback and the seats fold down. I am thrilled with my X4.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 11:24 AM
bmw328jc bmw328jc is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: South Florida
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 183
Mein Auto: YMB M4 & X4
The are similar in most ways..the only thing I see inside is that on the X4 The A/C controls are different and much nicer and the X4 doesn't get the panorama roof. The driving is very similar and not enough to talk about. My boss has an M-Sport X3 which I drive often and my spouse has an M-Sport X4 and there is really no difference at all in handling. I think the looks is the only difference big enough to consider.
In Garage - F82 - Yas Marina Blue - DCT - 19" Black - Executive - Black Full Leather - LED Lighting - Drivers Asst Plus - HK - Adaptive Suspension

In Garage - X4-Alpine White-20" Black Rims-Tech-Premium-Black Leather-LED Lighting-Driver Asst-Driver Asst Plus-HK

Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 05:10 AM
au1994 au1994 is offline
Registered User
Location: Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 50
Mein Auto: 2013 335i Sedan
I went to my dealer Saturday with the intention of looking at an X3. There was an X4 sitting right next to the X3 and I was hooked. It is a very polarizing design but I really liked it. Driving position is perfect, handling is really good for a CUV/SAV. The one I drove was optioned up pretty nicely so it was super feature rich. I drove a 28i and thought it had plenty of power. Noticeably different from the 335i but I would be satisfied. I think the decision is made as soon as I hit pull ahead territory on my current lease. Yes, I am the kind of customer BMW loves. My CA even told me so Saturday
2016 X6 35i. Space Gray w/Ivory and Black Trim

2013 335i Convertible Alpine White over Black

2005 330cic ZHP. Monaco Blue w/Natural Brown (retired)

2011 328i Coupe - Retired

2013 335i Sport Line. Alpine White w/Coral Red and Black Trim - Retired
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X4 F26 (2015 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms