BMW has announced the X4 M40i will begin at €65,000 at home in Germany.


Unveiled earlier this week, the range-topping version of BMW's X4 Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) is €6,200 more expensive than the previous flagship, the €58,800 xDrive35i. What do you get for the price difference? A power upgrade from 306 PS (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) to 360 PS (265 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) along with superior performance levels as the X4 M40i runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in just 4.9 seconds whereas the xDrive35i needs an extra 0.6 seconds.


There's not much of a difference in terms of top speed as the xDrive35i does 153 mph (247 km/h) while the X4 M40i has been electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km/h).


BMW has also made some other upgrades such as a retuned sports suspension with beefier stabilizers and springs while the xDrive AWD system has also been tweaked. The more expensive model also gets 20-inch M double spoke alloys, Ferric Grey side mirror caps and a sports exhaust system with valve control.

If you're still not impressed with the X4 M40i, BMW has already said they are thinking about a fully-fledged X4 M to join its bigger X6 M brother.


Gallery: BMW X4 M40i starts at €65,000 in Germany

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