The newest versions of the BMW range are the 2019 BMW X4 M and the BMW X3 M. The vehicles were unveiled at the DTM racing weekend at the Nürburgring.
Given that this event also served as the first public testing of the prototypes, nothing much could be gleaned about the vehicles’ performance or design, as they were displayed in camouflage.
The information we have received is that the new models will be using the traditional straight six that BMW is known for. Given that BMW is likely trying to do better than the X3 M40i and justify the M badges, the new twin turbocharging engines are likely to have more than the 265/500Nm of their predecessor.
Driving and Performance
The xDrive system of the new BMW M5 will also have X4M and X3 M, which were also incorporated into the BMW X4 M and the BMW X3 M. The xDrive system delivers performance oriented supreme transfer of engine power to the four wheels of the car.
The BMW X4 M and the BMW X3 M provide next level precision, agility, cornering dynamics, and excellent rear axle differential when used in conjunction with the active M. These make the new models perfect for driving in competitive situations.
The two M BMW SUVs come with a trendier design featuring quad-exhaust aprons, and larger air intakes. The wing mirror shape also gives further design cues of the M SUVs, including the top of the rear window having a more distinct lip spoiler.
Acceleration and Speed
The X3 M and X4 M are the ultimate in dynamics among all other vehicles in the given segment, according to Frank van Meel the BMW M boss. You can expect the two models to be some of the most nimble medium to small size SUVs to hit the market.
Similar to other M SUV BMWs we should expect an acceleration of 0-100km/h in less than four seconds. Nonetheless, it is yet to be seen if the cars will finally get below the two-tonne mark.