At the Detroit Motor Show 2016 in January, the first M-Performance variant of the BMW X4 is set to be unveiled in the form of the X4 M40i.
Set to sit at the top of the X4 range, the BMW X4 M40i will be powered by a similar turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine to the 1-Series M and the upcoming M2. Thanks to a bespoke induction system, it should pump out around 350 hp in X4 M40i specification. A 350 hp figure would mean the car pumps out 41 hp more than the current range-topping X4 xDrive35d M Sport as well as 48 hp over the xDrive35i.
Mated to the X4 M40i’s engine will be the car’s eight-speed ZF transmission. This gearbox will be tweaked for use in the M40i however. Alongside it will be an all-wheel drive system, paddle shifters as well as electronic torque vectoring. When it is all said and done, the car should sprint to 100 km/h in around 5 seconds as well as an electronically limited 250 km/h top speed. These figures are right in line with the Audi SQ5.