In January, at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, BMW will unveil the new X4 M40i Sports Activity Coupe. Ahead of its world debut, the X4 M40i continues to be seen around the BMW Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.
This Long Beach Blue X4 M40i is a production ready model with the Ferric Grey accents in two front air intakes, side mirrors finished in metallic Ferric Grey as well as the exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy double-spoke wheels with the Ultra High Performance tire mix.
A newly developed M performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine celebrates its world premiere in the new BMW X4 M40i and also in the new M2. This petrol engine delivers 355 hp at between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm from its 3.0 liter capacity, providing a maximum torque of 343 lb-ft of torque (465 Nm).
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With a time of 4.9 seconds from 0 to 62 mph, the BMW X4 M40i accelerates faster than the X4 xDrive35i according to factory specification by full 6 tenths of a second. The electronically limited top speed drops in at 155 mph.
The 2016 BMW X4 M40i goes on sale in February 2016 starting at $57,800 – plus $995 destination and handling. The X4 M40i will cost 65,000 euros in Germany.[Photos: Palbay]