The BMW X3 Gets Its Very Own M Performance Model, The M40i

Does the 2018 BMW X3 M40i really need a trailer hitch AND launch control? Hell, why not? Earlier today, BMW announced the 2018 X3, & even more surprisingly, the very first M performance series X3 called the M40i.

2018 BMW X3 M40i Interior

While “performance SUV” may sound like a bit of an oxymoron, it does represent a very real class of automobiles. The X3 M40i offers quite a few new features & options to be competitive in this segment. Instead of weaving a symphony of colorful text, we’ve decided to give you this info on the M40i in an easy-to-read list format. You’re welcome.

  • Engine: 3.0L Turbo Inline 6 Cylinder
  • Transmission: 8-speed with Launch Control & Paddle Shift.
  • Power: 355 HP and  369 Ft lbs of torque.
  • 0-60mph: 4.6 Seconds.
  • Active kidney grille
  • Price: Unknown. Will be given closer to launch.
  • Launch Date: November 2017
  • 50:50 weight distribution.
  • Driving modes: Dynamic Damper Control in addition to configurations such as, ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+.
  • Features never before available on the X3: 3-zone automatic climate control. Trailer Hitch, front ventilated seats (driver & passenger). Rear seats can be adjusted individually. Available 9.8-inch longer panoramic glass moonroof.
  • HUD is in full color and 75% Larger.
  • This year X3 has a more pronounced rear torque bias and the M40i puts even more power to the rear wheels than the standard X3.
  • A bunch of technology to help you to avoid an accident.
  • Luxury Package available for the first time ever: Includes chrome kidney grille bars and two-tone front & rear bumper trim finishers on the exterior and a SensaTec upholstered dashboard on the interior.
  • M Aerodynamic kit (front apron with larger air intakes, side skirt trim, and a diffusor-style rear apron)

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