A new 355bhp version of BMW’s smallest crossover coupe, the BMW X4 M40i, is about to hit the road and it’s gunning for the Porsche Macan.
The new model is setting new standards with enhanced driving dynamics and best-in-segment acceleration, moving it right to the top of the X4 range when it goes on sale due to its promise of a heady mix of practicality and power.
The exterior of the new BMW X4 M40i makes it stand out as a clear member of the BMW M Performance family. Exclusive Ferric Gray metallic accents on the front of the vehicle and side mirrors, as well as the exclusive 20-inch M light alloy double-spoke wheels with optional Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and the sport exhaust system with valve control and Black Chrome tailpipes on both sides emphasize the unique character of the new BMW X4 M40i. The M leather wrapped steering wheel, M gear shift lever, sport seats, model-specific door sills and “X4 M40i” digital lettering on the instrument cluster decorate the interior, assuring immediate recognition as a BMW M Performance model.
Four doors, space for four adult passengers, plenty of luggage space and a commanding driving position combined with a 0-100km/h time of just 4.9 seconds and limited top speed of 250km/h.
Its 3-liter twin-turbocharged straight six engine is a brand new powerplant and as well as offering up 355bhp it is also capable of delivering 8.6l/100km in terms of fuel consumption and combined CO2 emissions of 199g/km.
And even though it isn’t an official out-and-out M car – like the larger X5M and X6M crossovers (or Sports Activity Vehicles, as BMW likes to call them) — it still beats its closest rival, the Porsche Macan Turbo in terms of emissions, economy and, crucially acceleration.