BMW X4 M Unlikely
Don’t expect a high-performance M variant just because BMW is building an X4.
Selling a high-performance version of the X4 could jeopardize the company’s ability to market its much more expensive X6 M. BMW communications manager Bernhard Ederer told Car Advice that he wouldn’t bet on such a car being built for that reason.
Sales success with the X6 spurred BMW to build the X4, which follows the same philosophy as its big brother. The X6 is just a coupe version of the X5 that BMW markets for a higher price and the same will be true between the X3 and X4 crossovers. Chassis will be shared between the two vehicles, although the X4 is expected to be about 1.5 inches shorter than the X3.
The two will also almost certainly share engines, meaning the X4 will come with a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder and a 306-hp 3.0-liter turbo six.
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