While in Monterey for the new BMW M2 test drive, we also had the chance to spend some time with the top dog in the X4 family – the X4 M40i. Tuned and designed by the BMW M Performance Automobiles sub-division, the sporty midsize Sports Activity Coupe will sit above the already entertaining and fast X4 xDrive35i.

Following the same path as the BMW M235i, the X4 M40i isn’t a true M variant but an M-tuned X4. So it gets some more aggressive styling, a sportier interior and a much more powerful engine. A 3.0 liter turbocharged, 355 hp inline-six engine powers the X4 M40i – just like it does the M2 – and that allows it to get from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which is blistering for an SUV like the X4. So while it isn’t true M Division product, it sure goes like one.


The BMW X4 M40i goes on sale this February and will cost $57,800 in the US and 65,000 Euros in Germany.

Our driving review is coming up so we will have much more to share. In the mean time, enjoy the photo gallery embedded here.