Following recent spy photos with the new 2019 BMW X4 SUV while undergoing tests near Spartanburg factory, the German based carmaker has already taken the upcoming X4 M out for a spin, putting the final pieces before its official launch at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show (presuming).
Just like the standard X4, the M hardcore variant comes with the same design language, yet adding some M tweaks that makes it more aggressive and standout.
The M signature is present on the much more aggressive bumpers and rear lip spoiler, adding as well wider air inlets for better air flow, quad exhaust tips for a wilder engine soundtrack, and of course, the M wider alloy wheels.
Just like other new SUV models, the future 2019 BMW X4 M also stands on the company`s new CLAR architecture, meaning that it sheds off around 60 kg, thanks to the additional of lightweight materials. This also leads to increase performance and better fuel consumption.
Performance wise, the all-new 2018 BMW X4 M makes use of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, also known as S58, and believed to churn out around 450 horsepower. And if BMW doesn’t find a away to increase the SUV`s power and torque, it won`t be a match for its direct competitor, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, which is definitely way too powerful.
On the other hand, the standard 2019 BMW X4 SUV is powered by a wide range of petrol burners and diesels, including the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder with 365 PS and 500 Nm of torque, or the 2.0-liter flat-four with 190 PS and 400 Nm of torque. A 3.0-liter six mill with 265 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque will also join the diesel club.
We should be able to find out more details about the standard X4 and its much more potent M variant in the following months. Meanwhile, take a closer look at the spy photos with the new X4 M provided by CarScoops via CarPix!