BMW's compact Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) is now available as a M Performance model after the automaker officially revealed the X4 M40i. Set to build new standards according to BMW, the X4 M40i will deliver better driving dynamics, along with more a more emotional appeal and exclusivity.

The rear and side of the BMW X4 M40i

Still relatively identical to standard X4 derivatives, the M40i differs with some subtle exterior revisions like a reshaped front bumper, side mirrors painted in Ferric Gray, 20-inch M double spoke alloy wheels and chrome black tailpipes.

Changes in the cabin are also kept to a minimum as the M40i only gets a M leather steering wheel, M gear shifter, sport seats and door sills that come with X4 M40i lettering.

The interior of the BMW X4 M40i

Under the hood, the M40i is driven by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six that pushes out 360 PS between 5,800 – 6000 rpm along with 465 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to all four wheels via the xDrive system though the exact transmission was not specified. In addition, BMW claimed it can go from 0 – 100 km/h in less than five seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

The 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six

Other technological accolades present in the new X4 M40i include: stronger springs and stabilizers, increased camber on the front axle and adaptive dampers specifically set for M Performance.