BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M: The "almighty" arrive with 510 hp

BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M

Although all road and sporty seem totally incompatible terms, time and the different automakers have made it very clear to us in recent years that, although they are not as fast and as prestacionales as the most traditional bodies, can be returned frankly well. Today the new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M have been unveiled.

The surname M in BMW means maximum performance, so we are looking at the variants more benefits of the BMW X3 and X4. As you know, the X3 is in the category of the D-SUV and, for its part, the X4 is a sister body but more sporty style thanks to the use of a coupe design line. Let's see what your weapons are .

Up to 510 CV

 BMW X3 M engine and BMW X4 M

For me, the most important thing about any model that claims to be a sports car is its technique , and we'll start with the engine . The BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M use the six-cylinder engine block in line with 3 liters and TwinPower Turbo technology. Said propeller develops in these two models a maximum power of 480 HP and a torque of 600 Nm (between 2,600 and 5,600 rpm). This in the standard versions, because if we go to the Competition we are talking about nothing less than 510 CV .

Both models are able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds , needing one tenth less the Competition variants. If you ask about its maximum speed, it is limited to 250 km/h, but with the M Driver's Pack optional it goes up to 280 km/h (285 km/h in the Competition). To achieve such performance data, as usual, we use the M Spetronic 8-speed automatic transmission and the xDrive with active M rear differential.

Chassis to height

BMW X4 M dynamic

Of little use to have such a powerful engine if the chassis does not support the features. The BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M, as well as the two respective Competition versions, have specifically reinforced the chassis . The suspensions also have specific components that ensure a greater "hold" of the body to the limit, as the specific stabilizer bars.

They also have several driving modes and three settings selectable by a button depending on the needs and desires of the driver at all times. These modes affect the behavior of the suspensions, gearbox, engine reactivity, direction and exhaust sound.

The direction is also specific , with variable reduction; like the brakes oversized series, with perforated discs of 395 mm in front and 370 behind, to effectively stop these two all way. Meanwhile, the standard alloy wheels have a diameter of 20 inches.

Well-known sports aesthetics

 BMW X3 M Competition dynamic rear

As usual in the M models of the Bavarian company, aesthetics accompanies to benefits . In the case of the BMW X3 M and X4 M it could not be different. On the front we find more generous air inlets on a bumper with a much more aggressive design and marked shapes .No, they will not be as effective or fun as a BMW M3 (or M4), but for certain customers they can be ideal vehicles.