Is BMW considering an X4 M model?

Rumors | May 15th, 2014 by 2
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The new BMW X4 is just weeks away from its market debut and ever since it was introduced in a concept form last year, everyone …

The new BMW X4 is just weeks away from its market debut and ever since it was introduced in a concept form last year, everyone wondered if a BMW X4 M model will follow suit. Initially BMW has said that an X4 M model is not likely to come to market, followed by another reporting saying that instead the M folks are planning an M Performance version of the “baby-SAC.”

To add more to the confusion, in a recent interview with Drive Australia,President of BMW’s M Division, Dr Friedrich Nitschke, gave some hints that at least the company is considering the X4 M, while adding that constraints on engineering resources have put an X4 M on the back burner for at least a few years.

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“At the moment we are developing the new X5 M and X6 M, and we will launch these next year,” he told Drive at this week’s international launch of the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe.

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“I think in parallel to bring an X4 M version we are fixed in our capacity of engineering resources and therefore at the moment it is difficult for us to develop a lot of real M cars.”

Senior engineers within the M division have also revealed to Drive that it is unlikely the X4 M will adopt the M3/M4’s all-new twin-turbo in-line six cylinder, but that it will likely use of a version of the high-power single-turbo six currently under development for the upcoming M2.

Before the X4 M arrives, BMW M might add an X7 M to the flagship X7 SUV recently announced.

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