We're already heard rumors that a BMW X4 M is unlikely but a new report is indicating there could be an M Performance variant.

We're already heard rumors that a BMW X4 M is unlikely but a new report is indicating there could be an M Performance variant.

Speaking with The Motor Report, BMW Australia Managing Director Phil Horton said "There are plans to expand the diesel M" lineup. He went on to say "I think where there might be potential is in the new X4, which we’ll be bringing in next year."

When pushed for more details, Horton said “There is some discussion about, not an M car, but an M Performance car. Potentially with a diesel engine, but I’m not sure that that’s actually a confirmed product as yet."

Horton declined to say what could power the crossover but the X5 M50d has a tri-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that develops 381 HP (280 kW) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque. It remains unclear if that particular engine would fit in the X4 M Performance but we'll likely find out soon enough.

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BMW Managing Director downplays an X4 M, hints at an X4 M Performance variant - report