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2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing announced

By Chris Thompson, 07 Feb 2018 News

BMW X3 M40i pricing announced

Local specs and pricing for the first performance BMW X3 have been revealed

BMW Australia has announced its first performance X3, the 2018 BMW X3 M40i, will cost less than $100,000, and will be available from July 2018.

At $99,900 before on-road costs, the M40i sits at the top of the X3 range, with the next-most expensive being the $84,900 xDrive30d.

The turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six in the 265kW/500Nm SUV will propel the X3 M40i along to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds, BMW says, helped along by its ‘X Drive’ all-wheel drive system and launch control. Its eight-speed automatic gearbox can be manually controlled with paddle shifters.

Peak power comes in between 5500-6500rpm, while peak torque is hit from just 1520rpm, all the way up to 4800rpm. An M Performance exhaust system helps to audibly differentiate the X3 M40i from its X3 brethren.

Adaptive M suspension is standard for the M40i, while M Sport brakes to help bring the SUV to a stop quickly.

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On the outside, the M40i will be identifiable not only by the badges, but by its M Aerodynamics Package which includes a roof-mounted wing and grey body trim elements.

“The high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trims and roof rails have been sourced from the BMW Individual collection to complete a sophisticated, sports-oriented look.”

BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner says he hopes the M40i variant of the X3 will be a strong unit in a competitive SUV-hungry market.

“We welcome the first-ever M Performance version of the X3, the M40i, to what is a highly competitive market in Australia,” says Werner.

“With that wonderful BMW turbocharged six and a distinctive M Performance look and feel, the M40i is a fantastic combination of versatility, luxury, dynamics and sensational performance.”