Next 2019 BMW X4 Scooped, Could Be The 355HP M40i

Despite hitting the assembly lines just three years ago, the current BMW X4 is getting ready to be replaced with a brand-new, second-generation model.

Prototypes have been spotted by our vigilant spy photographers several times these past few months, with the icing on the cake being the undisguised units seen in August, so its design is no longer much of a secret.

And while the latest tester continues to wear the vinyl stickers, it’s what’s beneath them that interests us, as judging by dual exhausts integrated into the rear bumper, we’re probably looking at the sporty X4 M40i.

In all likelihood, it shares the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six engine with the latest X3 M40i, where it makes 360PS (355hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque. Its more conservatively-styled (but otherwise, mechanically identical) sibling needs 4.8sec to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, before maxing out at 250km/h (155mph).

The new BMW X4 M40i won’t be the range-topping model, however, as this role will be assigned to the X4 M, expected to use the brand’s new S58 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six lump, which should make at least 450hp.

For the time being, BMW is keeping us in the dark regarding the time and place of its debut, but we could see it as early as December 1, at the 2017 LA Auto Show.



    too similar with GLC Coupe

  • SteersUright

    modern BMW’s: way overpriced, unreliable, choppy harsh ride due to runflats, etc., have gotten way too big, and current design language all looks like cheap crap. None of that beautiful, sharp design they were once known for.

    • Tony J

      Everything you’ve said was true of any model year BMW fail to see your point other than you don’t like cars to evolve their styling beyond the 80s and 90s

      • SteersUright

        Runflats, gotten way too big, current design language, all that reminds you of any model year BMW? Didn’t know they had runflats in the 1970’s and 80’s. Anyhow, design is indeed entirely subjective, and I appreciate evolution when it improves upon its forebears, not takes a turn for the worse. BMW’s once looked beautiful, then evolved to look very simple, boxy, and sharp, and started not working for me since the introduction of the Bangle-butt, even if that 3-series (e92) coupe was quite beautiful though already way too large and heavy. And the way BMW’s detonate their engines (turbo’s, leaky injectors, coil packs, fuel pumps, expansion tank cracks/leaks, sensors everywhere, regulators, shoddy electronics, etc etc.) and refuse to run well the more you pay for them it seems (the higher up & performance models) is not what I would consider progress and a positive evolution. They need to slow down, take a deep breath, regroup, and address these failings. A factory 6-year warranty like VW just announced would be an excellent start. Wish VW group would offer it on all their crap Audi’s and Porsches too though, and with a proper 100k mileage term.

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