The M Performance version of the new crossover SUV BMW X4 is going to be presented as the 2016 BMW X4 M40i, and it is expected to come with an increase of 60 hp or even more. Thanks to the M-branded S55 engine, as well as the suspension, brakes, and styling upgrades, the M Performance package elevated an already sporty driving experience to an even higher level. The new BMW X4 is basically a modern, 4-door-coupe version of the X3 crossover. Promoted as a “Sports Activity Coupe” this design actually limits headroom and overall cabin space, but gives a much sexier design in return.
The 2016 BMW X4 M40i exterior comes with the base model’s midsection, but receives styling upgrades on the front and the back end. It will differ from the base model with the design of the bumpers and possibly a specially designed grille. Otherwise, the German’s brand unmistakable front fascia and the back end’s square finish will be inherited. Together with other changes, BMW will throw in a special paint package.
As far as the interior of the BMW X4 M40i 2016 is concerned, the general interior design should be carried over, but it will be notably different from the base model’s inside. This will be done with the use of some sporty design implementations and materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber, while the rest of the cabin covers will in general be made out of wood and leather. The dashboard is already designed in accordance with BMW’s next-generation look. Unlike the most of German models, the new BMW X4 M40i doesn’t come with the popping touch screen display.
Instead of that, it comes with a dash-mounted display and touch controller. Navigation comes as standard, and so do most of the existing connectivity features. Heated and ventilated seats are optional, and so is the premium tablet DVD back seat entertainment system, as well as a premium audio system. The entertainment system consists of two 7-inch monitors attached to the backs of the front headrest, and 11 Harman Kardon surround speakers. As far as the new BMW X4 M40i 2016 safety is concerned, apart from the mandatory safety options which include anti-lock brakes, stability control and mandatory airbags, the X4 also offers some advanced electronic safety systems, such as front and back parking sensors, lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, and surround view cameras.
Engine, 2016 BMW X4 M40i 0-60
Under the hood of new BMW X4 M40i 2016 there has been a change, the previous engine with 300 hp will no longer be an option. Instead a new engine that comes from the upcoming M2’s S55 will be used. It is a twin turbo 3.0 l Inline-6 engine with the ability to produce 380 hp, meaning that the new unit delivers 80 hp more than the previous engine, an increase of of power of almost 25%. The 2016 BMW X4 M40i goes from 0-60 mph in just 5,8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 155 mph. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, but an optional 8-speed automatic transmission will be available.
2016 BMW X4 M40i Price and release date
For the base model of the crossover SUV 2016 BMW X4 M40i price is expected to start at $55,000, and it is the vehicle should be available for buying at the end of this year.
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