BMW X3 with the M Sport Package features the typical M aerodynamic design cues, along with blue-painted callipers and a new wheel design. Pythonic Blue is also an exclusive color for the X3 M40i and the M Sport Package.
The website says the M Performance model, the X3 M40i, will hit 62 mph in 4.8 seconds, has a maximum speed of 155 mph and will get an advertised 28 miles per gallon. CarScoops reports that the M40i will make a not-terrible 360 horsepower from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine. The six-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic that sends the power to all four wheels.
The website also reveals that there will be two diesel options: the X3 xDrive 20d and X3 XDrive30d. In the US, the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder will also return as the X3 xDrive30i with 248 horsepower. Eventually a plug-in hybrid version will be added to the lineup as well as the first ever M X3, which will have over 400 horsepower.
It was rumored that we’d get a new M40i version of the X3 and the website confirms it. The BMW X3 M40i will be powered by a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder with 360 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The six-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic that sends the power to all four wheels. The X3 M40i will reach 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, but its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.