We’ve so far seen the new 2020 BMW X4 M mostly in its launch color – Toronto Red – but while we were in New York for the international media launch of the new M SUV, BMW has decided to showcase their latest model in the stunning Sophisto Grey color. The standard color palette in the US for the new X4 M includes the Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Dark Graphite, Donington Grey, Pythonic Blue and Toronto Red. There is also the BMW M Individual Sunstone Metallic which costs an additional $1,950. So while the Sophisto Grey is not offered in the United States, the color is just as beautiful as we’ve seen it on other BMW models.

Inside the cabin, the full Merino Leather and Vernasca leather come at no cost, while for a $1,000 more you can get the Extended Merino. Three wheel choices are available, one in 20 inches and two in 21 inches.

Several packages are available for the two models, at different price points. For example, the Executive Package is listed at $3,900 for the X3 M and X3 M Competition and $2,500 for X4 M and X4 M Competition.

The BMW X3 M will kick things off at just under $69,900 while the X4 M will start at a bit more, $73,400. These prices don’t include the $995 destination and handling tax though. The more powerful versions, the X3 M and X4 M Competition models, will be around $7,000 more than their ‘standard’ brethren, a rather hefty price increase. More exactly, the BMW X3 M Competition has an MSRP of $73,055 while the X4 M Competition sells for $80,400.

FIRST DRIVE: 2020 BMW X4 M Competition and X3 M Competition

Under that sportier skin, though, the BMW X4 M is identical to its more traditional sibling – the X3 M. Powering the X4 M is the new S58 engine, an M-tuned version of the ubiquitous B58 engine. A forged crankshaft, 3D-printed cylinder head, new wide-arc sprayed iron coating for the cylinder walls and a closed-deck design create a more durable and freer-revving engine than just the standard B58. A new air intake as well as two mono-scroll turbochargers — one for cylinder 1-3 and one for cylinders 4-6 — now help the engine breathe better and give the X4 M 480 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.

The Competition mode packs a whopping 510 hp and the same 442 lb-ft. That makes the new X4 M faster than the BMW M4 GTS was. BMW claims a 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds for the standard car, with the Competition model shaving a tenth off of that, but we were able to show a 0-62 mph time of around 3.9 seconds.

To see more photos of the BMW X4 M in Sophisto Grey, click below: