Later this year, BMW will unveil a new model for the X4 family. The 2016 BMW X4 M40i joins the M Performance Automobile lineup and will go on sale next year. A source just informed us that the high-end X4 will produce 360 horsepower and will be offered with a new color: Long Beach Blue.
Compared to the BMW X4 X35i with M Sport Package, the X4 M40i has slightly different air intakes openings on the side, a redesigned front and rear bumper, and two exhaust pipes surrounding the rear diffuser. The super sporty X4 M40i will used a new 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six engine. We believe it’s the same unit used in the upcoming M2.
The new engine is expected to be mated to a reworked version of the standard X4’s eight-speed ZF-produced automatic gearbox, with steering wheel-mounted Steptronic shift paddles and BMW’s xDrive 4WD system with electronic torque vectoring.
With a kerb weight in the region of 1820kg, BMW’s new M-Performance model is likely to get to 0-62mph in 5.0sec, with a top speed limited to 155mph. Just like all the M Performance Automobiles, the X4 M40i will come with the M Sport Package, tweaked chassis with a stiffer suspension setup, upgraded wheels, M Performance brakes and sporty steering wheel.
The new X4 M40i will take on the Audi RSQ3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.