High-performance BMW X4 M40i revealed at Detroit motor show

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Munich reveals fast ‘M’ product of its X4 SUV that has a newly developed turbocharged six-cylinder producing 355bhp in addition to 343lb ft

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BMW has launched a brand new M-Performance product from the form of a hot X4 M40i. The SUV has made its public debut at today’s Detroit motor show in addition to will go on sale from 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 cost has yet to be determined, the item is actually likely to be pitched above the existing £49,295 X4 xdrive35d M Sport, according to highly placed BMW sources.

The Munich company vows in which the X4 M40i will “set the benchmark in its segment for outstanding driving dynamics”.

Power comes through a newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. The three-litre unit produces 355bhp between 5800-6000rpm in addition to generates peak torque of 343lb ft. The BMW X4 M40i covers the 0-62mph sprint in 4.9sec in addition to 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, that has a top speed of 154mph.

Combined fuel consumption for the X4 M40i is actually put at 32.9mpg according to BMW’s own claimed figures in addition to CO2 emissions are 199g/km. 

The BMW X4 M40i’s sports suspension is actually fitted with uprated springs in addition to anti-toll bars in addition to also has increased camber on the front axle, M Performance specifications for the adaptive dampers in addition to the BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel-drive characteristics.

The outdoor gets M Performance adornments such as bespoke colour accents on the front of the vehicle, 20in double-spoke light-alloy wheels in addition to a sports exhaust system with valve control in addition to black chrome tailpipes.

The Internal includes a leather steering wheel,  M gearshift lever, sport seats in addition to product-specific door sill plates.

The performance product of the X4 – which will compete against the Porsche Macan Turbo in addition to Audi RS Q3 in addition to Mercedes GLC  – was first seen testing in 2014, as our spy photographs show.

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