EXCLUSIVE: BMW X4 M40i to output 360 horsepower, new color Long Beach Blue

3-Series | September 25th, 2015 by 3
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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 …

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.

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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.

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The new X4 M40i will take on the Audi RSQ3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

3 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: BMW X4 M40i to output 360 horsepower, new color Long Beach Blue”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Wait if the X4M40i has 360… All M40i cars should ! So it would mean that both the M140i and M240i would get 360… And the M2? 390 ? Then it will be too close to the M4, due to its lower weight… M4 vs M2 will be pretty much like M6 vs M4 then, and the M2 will def be the “new M3”.
    But well i don’t think it will work like that haha would be nice tough, because M140i would be able to hang out with RS3 (367hp) and A45 AMG (381hp) :)

    • Senne says:

      Yeah, it’s a difficult situation… Anyway I share your opinion. But then the M3/ M4 should get more hp as well to compensate… But the M2 will be the “new M3”, no matter what, cause It’s very light, very well balanced and very powerful. :) Doesn’t mean the M3/ M4 aren’t great ! :D

  2. Senne says:

    Finally the (M)40i models will have 360 hp, equal to the Merc and Audi models!

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