While BMW is officially keeping a lid on the X4 M40i, the internet continues to spit out fresh photos of the performance crossover, this time, pictured out in the open in the States.
These new images, courtesy of Autotijd from Belgium, also include our first look at the interior of the new X4 M40i, which predictably, is the same you’ll find on any 2016MY X4 fitted with an M Sport package, sans the 3-Series M Sport-derived steering wheel with the round hub and door sills bearing the name of the model.
We’ll quickly remind you that the same holds true for the M Sport package-equipped exterior, with the only pieces of kit that are unique to the M40i being the sating-silver front bumper trims and mirror caps, 19-inch wheels and the twin exhaust layout.
fourth sixth M Performance model in BMW’s current range after the M135, M235i, M550d and X5 and X6 M50d (only the M235i is offered in North America), gets a 3.0-liter turbo six kicking out 360PS (355hp) and 465Nm (343 lb-ft) paired to an 8-speed auto and all-wheel drive. It outruns the standard X4 xDrive35i to 100km/h (62mph) by 0.6 seconds at 4.9 seconds and has a restricted top speed of 250km/h (155mph).
In the coming days, BMW will give us the full official rundown on the X4 M40i, so stay tuned.
Thanks to Stijn R. for the heads up!