Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
2 Jul 2020
6:58 am

Competition M-powered BMW X4 strikes the right notes

Jaco Van Der Merwe

The most striking feature of this tech-laden rocket is the effortlessness at corners at high speeds.

I was petrified when the traffic officer manning the road block showed me to pull over on the on-ramp to the highway. Up and to that point of Level 4 of lockdown, every time I took my two young daughters along with me in the car, I resigned to the fact that three people in a seven-seater meant we didn’t break any laws. Mathematically we were below the prescribed 50% capacity. But coming face to face with the long arm of the law on a fine Sunday afternoon, the penny dropped. I wasn’t in the seven-seater for this particular trip,...