Bavarian Engineering Meets Indian Roads
BMW has recently introduced the striking BMW X4 xDrive M40i to the Indian market, combining the best of coupe and SUV design. This vehicle, which will be available in limited numbers, promises to bring a blend of power and luxury. Let’s dive into the details of this head-turning automobile.
A Limited Edition Marvel
The BMW X4 M40i arrives as a completely built-up unit (CBU) in India, ensuring a sense of exclusivity. Enthusiasts can relish in its unique appeal as it debuts in a single trim variant and limited units, making it a standout choice in the luxury SUV segment.
The BMW X4 M40i maintains its distinctive sloping rear roofline, while drawing design cues from the X3 SUV on which it is based. Notably, this coupe-SUV features a striking gloss matte black treatment on its kidney grille, grille surround, exhaust pipe, window surround, and roof rails. With two metallic color options, Black Sapphire and Brooklyn Grey, the X4 M40i exudes elegance and sportiness.
The vehicle is equipped with a staggered tire setup – 245/45-R20 at the front and 275/40-R20 at the rear – complemented by run-flat tires. Its double-spoke alloy wheels are finished in black, and the red calipers on the brake pads add a sporty touch to the package.
Luxurious Interior and Features
Inside the cabin, the X4 M40i boasts BMW’s Vernasca Leather dashboard, available in black or tarcora red, accentuated with carbon-fiber trim pieces. This model comes with the M package, offering unique pedals, a leather steering wheel, and an M-specific display on the digital information cluster.
The list of impressive features doesn’t end there. The X4 M40i includes a 12.3-inch infotainment unit, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, 3-zone climate control, a premium Harman Kardon sound system, park assist, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, and more. The interior is an epitome of opulence and modernity, making every drive a luxurious experience.
Unleashing the Power
Under the hood, the BMW X4 M40i is powered by a potent 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, generating an impressive 360 horsepower and 500Nm of torque. This power is efficiently transmitted to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. BMW claims that the X4 M40i can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 4.9 seconds and boasts a top speed of 250kph, making it a thrilling choice for those who crave speed and performance.
Rivals and Options
While the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 stands as a direct rival to the BMW X4 M40i, it is currently not available in the Indian market. However, it’s worth noting that the GLC 43 recently underwent a model update globally, hinting at a potential future release in India.
For those interested in a similar experience with more headroom and boot space, BMW offers the X3 SUV in the M40i variant. Priced at Rs 87.7 lakh, it not only saves you Rs 8.5 lakh but also provides more practicality for your daily needs.
In conclusion, the BMW X4 M40i makes a grand entrance to the Indian automotive scene, offering a unique blend of performance, luxury, and exclusivity. With its striking design, luxurious interior, and impressive power, it’s sure to turn heads and captivate the hearts of auto enthusiasts across the country.