Some time ago in the network got pictures of the new top-end modification of cross-coupe BMW X4, which is called X4 M40i. Today, the Bavarian company has published the full information about the new and official pictures of the model.

As always at BMW say their crossover sets a new benchmark in the segment of Sports Activity Coupe. And we certainly believe, as the Bavarians - the founding fathers of this class in principle. What promise: perfectly refined handling, impressive dynamics, vivid emotions from driving and the highest exclusivity.

The first thing worth noting exterior news. We immediately see the work the guys from the department M Performance: Exclusive color accents in the front of the car side mirrors color "gray iron metallic", unique 20-inch alloy wheels M Double-spoke with tires of class Ultra High Performance (optional), sport exhaust system with a shutter and black chrome tailpipes on either side of the rear bumper.

The interior of the new BMW X4 M40i has a leather steering wheel M, selector gearbox - also M, sport seats, unique to this model door sill panels, pedals, the inscription "X4 M40i" on the instrument panel.

The new inline six-cylinder engine is based on the three-liter engine model X4 xDrive35i, which received a forged steel crankshaft, pistons with modified upper rings, crankshaft bearings, high-power ignition fresh. Also, the engine has a new intake manifold with an optimized geometry, increased boost pressure. The crossover is equipped with a separate oil cooler, whose task is to maintain an optimal operating temperature.

Now actually the characteristics of the new engine for the BMW X4 M40i. The maximum power of 360 horsepower, which may be developed in the range of 5800 to 6000 rpm. Peak torque is 465 Nm. It turns out that the power and torque increased by 18 and 16%, respectively.

Claimed acceleration to the first "hundred" - 4.9 seconds. "Maximum speed" is electronically limited to 250 km / h. By the way, the crossover is equipped with wheel drive system xDrive, and an eight-sport shift Steptronic with "launch control".

As for fuel consumption, then there is a pleasant surprise - 8.6 liters on the passport on the combined cycle. Pozhmёm hand who can achieve the same performance in a real operation.