BMW is planning to introduce a new version of the X4 at the 2016 NAIAS, next January.
The model in question will be called the X4 M40i and it will be standing in at approximately 1, 820 kg (4, 012 lbs). Keep in mind that this hasn’t been confirmed at the time but according to a recent report, published by the guys from Autocar, the model in question is expected to pack in a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine under its hood, which is capable of putting down approximately 350 HP (261 kW).
The unit is believed to be connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which will be updated, and power will be sent to the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Thanks to this configuration, the upcoming BMW X4 M40i will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just five seconds and its top speed will be electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Our source is stating that the 3.0l turbo petrol engine has been created for the 1-Series M Coupe and it will be also added to the future M2. This will assure an extra 41 HP compared to the X4 xDrive35d M Sport and 48 HP more than what the X4 xDrive35i has to offer. The model will also get a revised M Sport exterior styling package, an upgraded interior, a revised suspension, M Sport instruments and several other goodies. This will be competing against the Audi RS Q3 and the Porsche Macan Turbo.