This January, during the North American International Auto Show (the one in Detroit) BMW will debut the X4 M40i for the first time.
While not everyone’s a fan of the look or even the philosophy behind the X4, there are some exciting things about the vehicle that have nothing to do with its aesthetics. It’s powered by the M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine, which is also completely new. Peak output comes in at 355 horsepower and 343 lb.-ft. of torque. With TwinScroll turbo tech and plenty of power on tap, the X4 M40i can go from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds, which isn’t too shabby.
Of course, the X4 M40i comes with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The chassis is specially tuned for even better handling, thanks to more robust stabilizers and springs, tuned adaptive dampers and increased camber on the front axle. With Performance Control, BMW aims to give drivers more road feedback and a natural feeling, but the verdict on how it works on the X4 M40i is out for now.
If the 2016 BMW X4 M40i gets your heart racing, know that the vehicle will be available soon enough. It’s slated to hit dealerships in the United States this February, making for a really short wait. We still don’t know about pricing, but BMW says it will drop those details soon enough.
The new BMW M2 will also be making its global debut at the show. Performance should be excellent, thanks to the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that puts out 365 horsepower and 343 lb.-ft. of torque. BMW says it can dash from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.2 seconds. The company also promises that the performance coupe will handle excellently, even when pushed to the limit, while still being suitable for everyday driving.
BMW is also bringing along several other groundbreaking cars and crowd pleasers to Detroit. Among them will be the 330e and 740e plug-in hybrids, showing off the march to electrify every product line for the brand.