BMW wakes the cover with its new high-quality SUVs X3 M and X4 M, which will also be offered in a full race.
In fact, the hot variants of the X3 M Competition and the X4 M Competition will be launched in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019, with the X3 M and X4 M available locally at a later stage.
Under the hood you will find what the Bavarian car manufacturer describes as "the most powerful six-stroke gasoline engine ever seen in BMW M". Two turbo-3.0-liter six-pot generates 353 kW and 600 Nm in "standard" form, with competitive models gaining another 22 kW (for an unbelievable total of 375 kW, with peak torque unchanged).
Combined with the four corners (BMW says it used a version of the all-wheel-drive M xDrive, first used in the M5) via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, the engine allows a sprint from zero to 100 km / h in claimed 4.2 seconds in the case of X3 M and X4 M, as variants of the race hit three digits one tenth faster. The maximum speed of each of the four derivatives is limited to 250 km / h, although the addition of the M Driver package results in an increase in that figure to 280 km / h for the standard models and 285 km / h for the variants of the race.
The standard M-type suspension is characterized by three settings that change the responses of the electronically controlled shock absorbers and the M-specific control (including the M Servotronic and variable ratio) plus the M-brakes are also included. In addition, 20-inch M lightweight alloy wheels deliver standard (and 21-inch elements for competition models).
While the X3 M and X4 M have a handful of M-specific exterior design features, the variants of the race feature a gloss black finish for the grille, side mirror caps and M-frogs as well as the rear spoiler. The flagship models are equipped with a M Sport exhaust system.
Standard models include electrically adjustable sports seats, Vernasca leather upholstery, M-specific cockpit, M leather steering wheel and M-shift lever. Competitive models add M Sport seats with extended Merino leather trim, model-specific slate plates and a model plate on the center console.
An additional M Carbon outer package will be added later to add carbon fiber reinforced plastic to the front air intakes, front apron air blades, rear diffuser and side mirror caps (plus the rear ). spoiler in the same material in the case of competitive models).