Say hello to a prototype that appears to be the 2018 BMW X3 M40i! Yes, the German car manufacturer is actually working on the high-performance model that’s going to arrive shortly after they introduce the regular new generation X3. According to information we have, the topping crossover will pack a mighty mill under the hood and some special features that will set apart it from its regular sibling.
The awesome 2018 BMW X3 M40i will use a turbocharged 3.0-liter engine. Now, we are not completely sure how much power will get the interesting crossover, but let’s say it will gravitate somewhere between 360 and 400 horsepower. The unit will be paired with an all-wheel drive system, which will get the power via an eight-speed automatic transmission. And, no, there will be no optional manual gearbox for the topper.
In case you are wondering how we know it’s the 2018 BMW X3 M40i and not the regular X3, just look in the back, and you will figure out a special exhaust system. More precisely, the manufacturer added the trapezoidal tailpipes, which are reserved for M models only. Of course, these won’t be the only differences between the high-end and regular versions. No, the performance trim is also getting a little bit different bodywork, special suspension, and definitely bigger wheels.
Let’s don’t forget a unique interior treatment, which is going to feature sports seats and steering wheel, as well as BMW’s latest equipment. The carmaker won’t just add the latest infotainment and entertainment systems, but also a bunch of safety aids. In addition, they will cover the seats with some handsome upholstery without any doubt. At the end, we have to mention that the 2018 BMW X3 M40i will share a new architecture with the regular X3, which guarantees lighter body and more space inside.
The guys from carscoops.com claim that the 2018 BMW X3 M40i should hit the US showrooms this October. We can’t really say how exactly it will cost the range-topping model yet the latest reports claim it will go South from $60K.