BMW has previewed its first-ever X3 M and X4 M in prototype form at the Nurburgring and both models will be equipped with a newly developed inline-six turbocharged engine.
BMW is preparing to unleash M performance versions of the X3 and X4 in the near future and the 2 prototype models, wrapped in camouflage, made an appearance at the Nurburgring DTM races this past weekend to further hone their dynamic abilities.
Both vehicles sport large air intakes, 4 integrated tailpipes and specific M features to optimise aerodynamics. The big news, however, is that a newly developed in-line 6-cylinder turbocharged engine will power the duo and although BMW has yet to divulge outputs, we expect power to come in somewhere around 336 kW.
Both models will feature xDrive all-wheel drive adapted from the M5 as well as an active M rear axle differential to enhance cornering ability and agility.
The locally-built BMW X3 is currently on sale in South Africa and the BMW X4 is due to launch locally this month which means that the M versions will likely arrive in early 2019. BMW South Africa has yet to provide exact dates of arrival for the X3 M and X4 M. We will keep you updated as soon as more detail is revealed.