BMW has launched a new M-Performance model in the form of a hot X4 M40i. The SUV has made its public debut at today’s Detroit motor show and will go on sale in the UK during the first quarter of 2016.
The BMW X4 M40i sits at the top of the BMW X4 line-up. Although the UK price has yet to be determined, it is likely to be pitched above the existing £49,295 X4 xdrive35d M Sport, according to highly placed BMW sources.
The Munich company vows that the X4 M40i will “set the benchmark in its segment for outstanding driving dynamics”.
Power comes from a newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. The three-litre unit produces 355bhp between 5800-6000rpm and generates peak torque of 343lb ft. The BMW X4 M40i covers the 0-62mph sprint in 4.9sec and can achieve a restricted top speed of 155mph.
By comparison, the turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel powered X4 xDrive35d M Sport hits 62mph in 5.2sec, with a top speed of 154mph.