First Drive Photos – 2017 BMW X4 M40i – Widescreen Gallery

The briefest of brief spins in the sexy 2017 BMW X4 M40i!

How does this all-new turbo six feel versus the previous X4 xDrive35i M Sport?

Far more focused, to be honest.  The new motor series is not just up 20HP/30-pound-feet of torque.  It also gains a biting new exhaust bark in all forms.  That back-bellow and M-style popping on the overrun is cranked to the max in the X4 M40i.  And we adore it.

The exterior is also quite sexy with its dark-tinted badges, chrome-free appearance and overall sinister-ness.

The grey mirror caps and blocky alloys reinforce this impression of F-U coolness for the 5.0-second crossover coupe.

Enjoy a 25-photo flyaround of this -- the rarest of the rare and special X4s.

Granted, with a $70k sticker... it should be pretty darn snazzy.  Luckily, it really is.


First Drive Photos - 2017 BMW X4 M40i

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