2018 BMW X3 M40i – Sharper Dynamics and High Level of Exclusivity. 2018 BMW X3 M40i – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Phytonic Blue Metallic.
BMW X3 M40i: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,998cc, output: 265 kW/360 hp at 5,500 – 6.500 rpm,
Max. torque: 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) at 1,520 – 4,800 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.8 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
The new BMW X3 M40i is the first ever M Performance model in the X3 lineup and sets new standards with its sharper dynamics, high level of exclusivity and standout emotional appeal. Developed with an insatiable appetite for revs and superb pulling power, the 3.0-litre M Performance six-cylinder in-line engine ensures the X3 M40i sits at the top end of the model range. Output of 265 kW/360 hp (fuel consumption combined: 8.4 – 8.2 l/100 km [33.6 – 34.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193 – 188 g/km)* propels the flagship X3 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in an impressive 4.8 seconds. The X3 M40i also includes a wealth of model-specific set-up and equipment features, which both underpin and lend added impact to the exceptional performance credentials of this SAV.
Among these features are the standard – and strikingly dynamic – M Performance-specific exterior design cues, which include the M Aerodynamics package with design elements finished in Cerium Grey. The flap-controlled M Sport exhaust system with Black Chrome tailpipe embellishers, M Sport brakes, M Sport suspension with M Performancespecific tuning, variable sport steering and 20-inch cast light-alloy wheels also come as standard. The X3 M40i can be specified as an option with adaptive M Sport suspension, which covers an even wider spread of ride comfort and sportiness set-up options.
The BMW X3 M40i leaves the factory equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission complete with Launch Control. This transmission is a perfect match for the engine’s dynamic characteristics and can be operated using shift paddles on the steering wheel. In addition, its xDrive all-wheel-drive system has a far more pronounced rear bias than on the other model versions. The Performance Control feature integrated into the DSC system and acting on the rear wheels has been reconfigured to produce the dynamism, agility and traction for which M models have made their name. Moving into the cabin, sports seats and the sprinkling of “M40i” logos adorning, for instance, the front door sill strips and instrument panel provide further visual emphasis of the car’s performance capabilities.
The BMW X3 M40i heralds the arrival of the first ever M Performance Automobile in this model series. The new range-topper is powered by a new M Performance six-cylinder in-line engine, which succeeds in blending its insatiable appetite for revs and sublime pulling power with exemplary smoothness and efficiency. The 3.0-litre unit generates output of 265 kW/360 hp (fuel consumption combined: 8.4 – 8.2 l/100 km [33.6 – 34.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193 – 188 g/km)*, an increase of 40 kW/54 hp (+18 %) on the most powerful petrol variant in the outgoing range (the BMW X3 xDrive35i). Peak torque of 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) represents a full 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) – or 25 per cent – hike. This performance armoury equips the new BMW X3 M40i to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Yet despite the substantial power boost, the compact SAV burns just 8.2 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres on average (34.4 mpg imp).
BMW X3 M40i – Perfect SUV!