Mock the BMW X4 all you need for being pointless and odd wanting (I do repeatedly) however there’s not getting round the truth that it’s a gross sales hit. There’s no higher proof of that than the copycats to come back after it. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is an X4 clone and designed to tackle its Bavarian rival immediately. Now that the X4 has been facelifted, let’s check out the way it compares to its important rival. However for this comparability, we’re going to make use of the efficiency variations; the BMW X4 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe.
Let me preface this by saying I don’t assume both automobile is especially good wanting. I might a lot want the conventional variations of each automobiles; the X3 M and GLC63. But, I have to evaluate the 2, so let’s press on.
Up entrance, it’s shut. If it have been the pre-LCI BMW X4 M, I’d most likely go along with the AMG however I’m actually digging this new X3/X4 facelift. The grille is sharper, the headlights are meaner, and the air intakes are extra aggressive than the AMG’s. I like Mercedes’ fashionable design language however I simply assume this new X4 M’s entrance finish seems a bit sportier. And isn’t that not solely the purpose of getting a “coupe” SUV but in addition why you get a efficiency SUV?
In profile, I additionally assume the BMW X4 M seems a bit extra athletic and a bit higher proportioned. The way in which the AMG’s C-pillar kind of notches the place it meets the trunk lid simply seems a bit off and it kind of seems like the whole automobile has been put in a vice, longways, and squished only a bit. The BMW X4 M is just not a fairly automobile in my eyes however it seems higher than the AMG, right here.
Out again, the BMW X4 M takes the win once more. Its taillights are slimmer and extra fashionable, its quad exhausts look a bit sportier, and its stance is a greater higher. I do discover it humorous that each automobiles have meaningless black shapes of their rear bumper.
On the within, the AMG fights again a bit. Its design total is best wanting, with a extra thrilling and fascinating design that feels a bit extra particular. Mercedes has been beating BMW on the interiors sport for a few years now and it’s evident right here. Admittedly, the X4 M has higher tech inside, however the AMG’s implausible wanting gauges, steering wheel, and sprint design beat it out when it comes to design. So it takes the win right here.
General, although, the BMW X4 M4 is the winner and it’s not very shut. AMG’s “coupe” SUVs have by no means been excellent wanting, with odd proportions. Whereas I wouldn’t name the X4 M fairly, it’s higher wanting than the AMG and it has higher inside tech. So it wins right here.