The new BMW X3 M and the new BMW X4 M
BMW M GmbH is expanding its line of high performance models to include models in the segments of Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) of medium size and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) for the first time. The BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M set the benchmark for dynamic excellence, agility and precision in their respective classes.
The launch is also new along with the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M of its brothers of the competition. The BMW X3 M Competition (combined fuel: 10.5 l / 100 km [26.9 mpg imp], combined CO2 emissions: 239 g / km *) and the BMW X4 M Competition (combined fuel: 10.5 l / 100 km [26.7 mpg imp ]; Combined CO2 Emissions: 239 g / km *) will capture the imagination of customers with their additional power and exclusive appointments.
New six-cylinder inline engine with superlative performance.
The most powerful in-line six-cylinder petrol engine ever seen in action in a BMW M car provides the strength for impressive performance attributes. The newly developed high revolution unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates a maximum power of 353 kW / 480 hp from its 3.0-liter displacement, along with a maximum torque of 600 Nm (442 lb-ft). The version of the bi-turbo unit developed especially for the BMW X3 M Competition and the BMW X4 M Competition raises the output power from 22 kW / 30 hp to 375 kW / 510 hp.
Impeccable power distribution: M xDrive, Active M Differential.
The new high performance engine joins an eight-speed Steptronic M transmission with Drivelogic and uses the new M xDrive four-wheel drive system, which made its debut in the BMW M5, to channel its power onto the road. The M xDrive system has a bias in the rear wheels and offers owners of BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M two AWD driving modes. The centrally controlled interaction between M xDrive and Active M Differential on the rear axle allows the all-wheel drive system to divide the engine between the four wheels as needed to provide optimum traction, agility and directional stability. The BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while its competition variants reach 100 km / h (62 mph) from the rest in just 4.1 seconds.
M-specific chassis technology provides sublime dynamics.
The combination of dynamism and precision by which BMW M cars are recognized is based on body-strengthening elements specific to the model and sophisticated chassis technology cleverly tuned to match the power of the engine. With three configurations selectable at the touch of a button, the electronically controlled shock absorbers of the M suspension allow excellent daily comfort and an extremely direct contact with the road, with low movements of the wheel and body. The tailored kinematics and the elasto-kinematics of the specific suspension for M, with its front axle with double-jointed strut and the five-link rear axle, provide precise wheel positioning and directional stability. The chassis technology package, also composed to offer controlled handling within the limit, with specific address for M (including the M Servotronic and variable ratio) and powerful M composite brakes. Among the other items in the list of standard specifications are the 20-inch light alloy M wheels.
Like the damper control systems and the M xDrive modes, engine characteristics and transmission and steering configuration can be adjusted at the touch of a button. The DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system allows the sliding of the controlled wheel in dynamic mode M and, of course, it can also be switched off. In addition, the content displayed on the optional Head-Up Display can be specified through the iDrive menu. The driver can store two general configuration options, configured as desired from the previous parameters, in the iDrive menu and select them when necessary using the two M buttons on the steering wheel.
Design elements of the signature M for the exterior and interior.
The specific design features of M optimize the cooling air supply for the BMW X3 M, BMW X4 M and Competition models, as well as its aerodynamics. Inside the cars, the electrically adjustable sports seats, the Vernasca leather upholstery, the M cockpit, the M leather steering wheel and the M gear selector lever create a sporty and luxurious environment.
The BMW X3 M Competition and the BMW X4 M Competition add other exclusive details to the exterior, in the form of High-gloss Black for the outline of the BMW kidney grille, the covers of the mirrors