After weeks of leaked photos, here are the official images of the new BMW X4 M40i.

The Design

With the introduction of the new BMW X4 M40i, the successful BMW X4 series has gained a new top model, as part of the BMW M Performance Automobiles division. The exterior of the new BMW X4 M40i stands out with exclusive accents of color on the front of the vehicle and the 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 (optional). The powerful X4 also gains a sports exhaust system with valve control and Chrome Black tailpipes on both sides.


In the interior too, the typical character of the BMW M is present. The M leather steering wheel, the M gear shift lever, the sport seats and model-specific door sills remind us this is a special X4, just like the “X4 M40i” digital lettering on the instrument cluster.


The Engine


A newly developed M performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine celebrates its world premiere in the new BMW X4 M40i. This petrol engine delivers 265 kW/360 hp at between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm from its 3.0 liter capacity, providing a maximum torque of 465 Nm (combined fuel consumption: 8.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 199 g/km). With this high-performance engine and the advanced M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, the BMW X4 M40i accelerates in less than five seconds to 100 km/h and can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).


The Chassis

BMW says that the specially tuned sports chassis of the new BMW X4 M40i provides driving dynamics at an advanced level. Stronger springs and stabilizers, increased camber on the front axle, the adaptive dampers specifically tuned to M Performance specifications and the BMW xDrive four wheel drive system with its rear wheel-drive characteristics including Performance Control, ensure a neutral self-steering response as well as a reduced roll tendency.

BMW is expected to debut the new X4 M40i at the upcoming LA Auto Show, followed by the market release in Europe and in the US.