BMW X3 M40i will be the top model of the X3 lineup

BMW X3 | June 18th, 2017 by 12
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As we’ve mentioned before, and now confirmed by new sources, the top of the line model in the new X3 family will be the first …

As we’ve mentioned before, and now confirmed by new sources, the top of the line model in the new X3 family will be the first X3 M Performance Automobile – the X3 M40i. Following the foot steps of the X4 M40i, the high-performance X3 will cater to those customers who are looking for more than versatility in their midsize SUV.

The sporty character of the X3 M40i is underlined by the six-cylinder 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged engine that’s found in the X4 M40i, producing around 360 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. The final sprint numbers are not known, but we expect a standard sprint of 4.7 – 4.9 seconds. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Launch Control. Top speed is 155 mph.

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The typical M elements are there as well, like M Sport Brakes, tuned M suspension, M exhaust system, and a M interior bits that make the new X3 even more special.

BMW is set to release the new X3 within the next few days.

12 responses to “BMW X3 M40i will be the top model of the X3 lineup”

  1. JRobUSC says:

    Haven’t we seen X3 M test mules complete with quad exhaust tips running around? So there would appear to be a higher range topper than the M Performance version.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Since it has its own chassis number, engine, bodykit and stuff, the X3 M could be seen as a different model altogether. So it’s not part of the X3 lineup.

  2. Black335GT says:

    There have been real M X3s testing with the S58 motor. The M40i is the replacement for the 35i. It’s not the top of the line unless you consider M models different since they do have different chassis codes.

  3. Bimmertodd says:

    Yes I imagine X3M will be later along with X4M. This M40i is for the time being.
    It makes sense to launch both X3M and X4M together.

  4. Trevor Richardson says:

    is there gonna be a x3 xdrive35i m sport ? essentially the twin turbo but not the m40i version?

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