New BMW X4 M40i Leaks Early, Gets 360PS Turbo’d Six

The first images and details of BMW‘s M Performance version of their new X4 sports crossover named the M40ihave slipped into the open.

Powering the new X4 M40i is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six delivering 360PS (355hp) and 465Nm (343 lb-ft) of peak torque, an increase of 54PS (54hp) and 65Nm (48 lb-ft) over the Euro-spec X4 xDrive35i that remains in the range.
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This hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s rumored that the M40i’s powerplant is earmarked for the upcoming M2 Coupe, possibly with further revised components.
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We don’t have the full spec sheet in our hands yet, but the X4 M40i is expected to be paired to a reworked version of the standard model’s eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive.
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BMW says the M Performance crossover reaches 100km/h (62mph) in 4.9 seconds, beating the 35i model by 0.6 seconds, while maintaining the same limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph).
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Unless you’re well-versed in the BMW universe, you’ll have a hard time telling the X4 M40i apart from any X4 with an M Sport styling package. The only differences between the two are the sating grey trim accents on the front bumper’s corner air inlets and mirror caps, the bespoke 19-inch alloys in a staggered setup (245/45 front and 275/40 rear), and the single exhaust on either side of the rear bumper.

The only unique pieces inside appear to be the M40i-exclusive sports steering wheel borrowed from the…3-Series M Sport package and the door sills that bear the name of the model. The rest of the interior gets the same batch of upgrades as any other M Sport-equipped X4 like trim accents and sport front seats. By: CarsCoops

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