VIDEO: BMW X4 M caught testing at the Nurburgring

BMW X4, Videos | July 5th, 2018 by 9
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We recently just took a look at a render of the BMW X4 M and it seemed to look pretty accurate. We’ve already seen, and …

We recently just took a look at a render of the BMW X4 M and it seemed to look pretty accurate. We’ve already seen, and driven, the new BMW X M40i, so it’s not hard to imagine what a proper M version will look like. Which is what makes us think that the render we saw was quite accurate. Now, though, there’s some spy video of the BMW X4 M testing on the Nurburgring. Unfortunately, it’s heavily wrapped in camouflage.

Despite being wrapped in camo, we can still tell that it’s the real-deal X4 M. At the front, we can see that it has very large lower front air intakes, like all BMW M cars do. Sure, they’re covered up for the most part but we can still mostly make out the shape. It also seems to get the same sort of side mirrors that you’ll find on the new BMW M5, a design cue also featured in the render. That’s a good indicator right there.

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The most telling bit, though, is the exhaust design. All M cars feature quad exhaust pipes, with two flanking either side of the rear, and this BMW X4 M test mule has them. Rather than the dual exhaust of the X4 M40i, this car has quad pipes, so it must be the proper M version.

It sounds pretty good too. We’ve heard that it will use an S58 engine, which is version of BMW’s B58 engine that’s been breathed on by BMW’s M Division. So it will still be a 3.0 liter straight-six but it will get an additional turbocharger, making two, and around 450 hp. The standard B58 already sounds better than the S55 engine in the BMW M3/M4 so we’re hoping that the S58 sounds even better. It seems to sound good in this video, though most of the noise is masked by tires screaming in protest.

We’ll see what the BMW X4 M brings probably around next year but for now it looks pretty good.

9 responses to “VIDEO: BMW X4 M caught testing at the Nurburgring”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    beast cant wait for this car

    • Central Lifestyle says:

      And that’s just the base M version. Rumours of Competition Package variant afterwards. GLC Coupe 63s weighs a tonne and will get buried quickly.

  2. Marcel Lukačić-Marca says:

    Someone is out of ideas…

    • Central Lifestyle says:

      Ideally, I would ask you, “who?” but nahh, never mind.

      • Marcel Lukačić-Marca says:

        BMW is out of ideas. X4? M division? Completely pointless. OK, it’s very powerful, sounds pretty good and accelerates like an M3, but seriously, making X4 as sporty as M3 is completely pointless. SUV/SAVs are made for everyday use with some off-road abilities, not for track use. M cars are made to behave like a yobbo, not X4/X5 etc.

      • disqus_NdrthOMZ62 says:

        Given the # I see here in downtown Toronto, someone is confused… Funny how that lack of ideas keeps leading to increased model range & sales volume.

        • Central Lifestyle says:

          Precisely. It’s also funny how other carmakers enjoy copying Munich’s “lack of ideas” (*cough glc coupe *cough gle Coupe Q8). Sniff.

  3. Central Lifestyle says:

    What a beautiful sound! 450hp, heaven knows how much torque will be in that awesome machine. Hopefully 700Nm :) The car looks ready to me. Wishful thinking got me hoping they release it this year. ‘Been waiting a long time.

  4. Hayden8 says:

    Thank God it sound different than the S55. I just hope BMW will continue to enhance the sound but for now it’s pretty good.

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