June 18, 2019

The 503-HP 2020 BMW X4 M Competition Is a Real M Car Whether You Like It or Not

The latest high-performance car to come from BMW’s M division may be an ugly crossover coupe, but the 2020 BMW X4 M Competition also has over 500 horsepower from BMW’s most powerful inline-six ever, a rear-biased all-wheel drive setup, and 100 percent functional air vents. The X4 M is a real M car, and it’s actually pretty awesome.

(Full Disclosure: Lexus was kind enough to loan me an ES350 for a week to drive out to New Jersey, which is where BMW put me up and fed me in a hotel the night before letting me have a go in the 2020 BMW X4 M Competition on the road and the track at Monticello Motor Club.)

OK, I lied. The two fender vents behind the front wheels on either side are not functional. But everything else is.

What Is It?

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