The first-generation BMW X4 didn’t receive the full M treatment but that’s going to change when the second-generation model is introduced later this year.
Set to battle the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe, the all-new X4 M will be a high-performance crossover that features a sporty front fascia with a prominent grille and massive air intakes. Moving further back, we can see stylish wheels which cover a high-performance braking system with cross drilled rotors and massive calipers.
The aggressive styling continues at the rear as the X4 M appears to have two small roof spoilers and a full-width spoiler on the top of the tailgate. Of course, one of the biggest indicators that this isn’t an ordinary X4 is the four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.
The X4 and X4 M will ride on the CLAR architecture which should result in significant weight savings. There’s no word on specifics but the X3 dropped up to 121 lbs (55 kg) in its recent redesign thanks to the increased use of aluminum and state-of the-art composites.
A twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine will reportedly reside under the hood and produce around 450 hp (335 kW). This would be a serious boost over the outgoing X4 M40i which has 355 hp (264 kW) and 343 lb-ft (464 Nm) of torque. In the latter model, the engine enables the crossover to run from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 150 mph (241 km/h).
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