Report: New 2019 BMW X3 M Will Be Equipped with the S58 3.0L Turbo
Recent reports and spy photos confirmed that the Bavarian carmaker is getting ready to introduce the all-new X3 on the market next year.
However, other statements and spied pictures have also shown that a hardcore X3 M is also on the way, this one being slotted to arrive as a MY2019.
From Autoevolution magazine, rumors have it that the 2019 BMW X3 M is going to be extremely powerful thanks to a new engine, in the shape of the S58, which is the upgraded version of the S55, found on the present BMW M3 and M4.
In the aforementioned models, the S55 develops 317 kW and 550 Nm of torque, so we might also expect around 340 kW on the future X3 M.
Also, what seems to be good news is the new system implemented on the engine. This means that the engine will be using a water-to-air intercooler, found in the intake plenum, which would automatically increase the car`s performance by reducing the intake temperatures.
Besides the all-new 2019 BMW X3 M, the company is also planning the introduction of revamped models of the M40d and M40i, adding as well an updated xDrive30e models, set to rival those from the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63, Audi SQ5 or the new Jaguar F-Pace S.
More details with the upcoming models will be known in the following period. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out our latest posts on BMW models!