Bmw X4M will be an M3 on stilts

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 1, 2012

BMW may release its own X4M model as early as 2015 to compete with Porsche’s Macan model, which is equipped with a 370-hp V6 powerplant. This means that the compact performance SUV segment will be an exciting one with the entry of these two models. Since the X6 model was very successful, the compact, performance SUV has received a lot of attention.

BMW aims to match Porsche in this new niche market by creating what would basically be a ‘baby X6M’ model, which features the same six-cylinder powerplant that will be used in the next-generation M3 model. This project is internally dubbed as ‘an M3 on stilts’. In addition, the performance compact SUV will integrate BMW M’s Electro-mechanical steering technology, a revised M-DCT transmission.

It will come with all of the automaker’s EfficientDynamics technologies such as engine stop-start, brake energy regeneration and on-demand operation of engine ancillaries. A BMW insider said that the X4M will be around 1.6-inch shorter than the X6M model.

Its looks will be taken from the existing X3 model. Being an M-model means that the X4M will have wider front and rear fenders and will have an appearance that’s bolder than its X4 counterpart. It will go with the X4M model as BMW explores the concept of developing M Performance brand versions of the X4.

Topics: bmw, bmw x4, crossover

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