Two upcoming cars that seem to be a bit overlooked are the BMW X3 M and X4 M. Both of which will be the first of their kind, the first true M Division versions of the X3 and X4 model lines. Both are also poised to be excellent performance SUVs, if their less M Performance variants are anything to go by. So we’re very excited about both cars and a little surprised more enthusiasts are giving them more buzz. No matter, BMW just teased both in a new trailer on Facebook.
In this new trailer, we see the two camouflaged test mules BMW previously teased in photos, only this time we get to see them tear through some light dirt roads. It’s an odd choice of terrain for a performance car but we suppose it makes sense given their SUV natures.
We also get to hear their exhausts a bit but, with the magic of editing, who knows how much of what we’re hearing is actually their exhaust noises. Still, it sounded good, so we’re hopeful. The teaser then ends with “Coming Soon”.
Powering the BMW X3 M and X4 M will be a new BMW M engine, derived from the B58 found in the X3 M40i, dubbed ‘S58’. It will be a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 making around 450 hp, which is more than enough. After driving the BMW X3 M40i, we were seriously impressed with how fast it was with just 355 hp. So with the BMW X3 M packing M3-beating power, it should be seriously quick.
The new M duo should also be the best handling BMW SUVs ever. While the X5 M and X6 M were seriously impressive, they were impressive in the way a dancing elephant is impressive. The new X3 and X4 are genuinely fun cars to drive, with much better steering feel and chassis balance than anyone expected out of a couple of crossovers. So give both cars some proper M Division credentials and they’re set to wow a lot of enthusiasts.