BMW have semi-unveiled two new performance SUVs for the first time – the X3M and X4M. While not entirely complete, the German carmaker has issued a series of images of the anticipated models wearing a skin of camouflage ahead of their public debut at Nurburgring this weekend.
As can be seen behind the stickers, the X3M has taken on the Porsche Macan Turbo, while the X4M holds strong similarities with the Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe.
BMW X3M and X4M under the bonnet
Official performance, power and torque figures have not yet been released but no doubt our high expectations will be fulfilled. All BMW M have confirmed is to expect an engine with a turbocharged unit with high-revving characteristics. We expect a bhp of over 425bhp, similar to the BMW M3 Saloon.
In the X3M and X4M, the engine will be teamed up to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a specific version of the M xDrive performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system that BMW M introduced in the new M5. The system splits the torque between the front and rear axles as well between the rear wheels.
Set apart from the crowd
The new cars can be distinguished apart from their standard equivalents through a number of sporty touches, including:
- Larger air intakes at the front of the vehicle
- M optimised aerodynamic parts
- The obligatory exhaust system with four tailpipes as found on other M cars
Find a sneak preview of the BMW X3M and X4M here.
We expect a full reveal of the X3M and X4M at the end of 2018, followed by sales starting in later 2019 meaning they should arrive as 2020 models.
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