BMW X3 M40i will be the top model of the X3 lineup

As we’ve mentioned before, and now confirmed by new sources, the top of the line model in the new X3 family will be the first X3 M Performance Automobile – the X3 M40i. Following the foot steps of the X4 M40i, the high-performance X3 will cater to those customers who are looking for more than versatility in their midsize SUV.

The sporty character of the X3 M40i is underlined by the six-cylinder 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged engine that’s found in the X4 M40i, producing around 360 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. The final sprint numbers are not known, but we expect a standard sprint of 4.7 – 4.9 seconds. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Launch Control. Top speed is 155 mph.

The typical M elements are there as well, like M Sport Brakes, tuned M suspension, M exhaust system, and a M interior bits that make the new X3 even more special.

BMW is set to release the new X3 within the next few days.

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