WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – The high-performance 2016 BMW X4 M40i, a new range-topping addition to the company’s compact crossover series, will go on sale at U.S. BMW dealers in February.
Prices have not been announced, BMW spokeswoman Rebecca Kiehne told Edmunds.
The all-wheel-drive BMW X4 M40i features M Performance chassis tuning and a new TwinPower Turbo engine – a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that delivers 355 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque – and is coupled with a standard eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and paddle shifters.
The car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 150 mph.
The BMW X4 M40i is expected to compete with the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Porsche Macan.
The 2016 X4 M40i rides on standard 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels and can be ordered with 20-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
It also gets variable sport steering, sport exhaust with valve control and dual black chrome tailpipes, M leather-wrapped steering wheel, M gearshift lever and sport seats.
The suspension features uprated brakes stiffer springs, reinforced stabilizers, increased front camber and adaptive shocks tuned to M Performance specs.
Adaptive xenon headlamps, LED foglamps, park distance control and satellite radio are standard.
Among the options are a color head-up display and such driver assistance systems as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian warning and city collision mitigation.
Edmunds says: Crossover shoppers seeking one of the best performance-oriented models on the market will want to check out the X4 M40i.