New BMW X4M To Match Its Sporty Looks With Over 450 Horses

BMW customers who want M3 and M4 performance but the space and high-driving position of a crossover will soon have the answer; the BMW X4M.

Spied undergoing high-speed track testing at Germany’s Nurburgring, the X4M appears to be fitted with the bold and aggressive body panels obligatory for any M-branded model. Take the rear, for example.

This prototype is clearly wearing a bumper that takes cues from other BMW M models and houses four circular tailpipes. Additionally, a small lip spoiler is affixed to the trunklid while a pair of humps are also visible above the rear window, as found on lesser variants. Changes at the front seem limited to a new bumper and enlarged air intakes.

BMW already has a performance-oriented X4 on showroom floors, namely the X4 M40i. This model features a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine with a healthy 360 PS and 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to launch the vehicle to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a very fast 4.8 seconds.

The X4M will take this performance one step further. Power will be sourced from the brand’s new S58 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine complete with a pair of turbochargers. This powertrain will reportedly be capable of pumping out at least 450 hp to all four-wheels through an automatic transmission for a 0-62mph in the low 4 second range.

A global launch for the model is anticipated in the second half of this year.

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  • U8INIT

    Oh she’s pretty…Rims are both on point too…

  • kenny the pig

    and oooooooh, run flats…keep looking.

  • Bash

    Love those wheel arches.

  • disqus_8YchtRit8p

    BMW #’s often conservative, would take their in-house turbo I6 over 3/4 Ferrari or AMG tuner for daily driver, longevity.

  • Timothy Gough

    The tyres look small but I expect them to get bigger and wider. Perhaps air breathers on the bonnet for a meaner look but that isn’t BMW design so not expecting that. The arches don’t appear flared out enough. The roof looks bland at the moment but I expect a carbon-fibre roof. Also expecting that they will do something innovative with the roof spoilers, like active roof spoilers to increase downforce. Should be good.

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