Report: 2017 BMW X3 to gain M40i and X3 M versions

Germany’s AutoBild reports that the BMW X3 will be getting some new variants added to its portfolio.

Details are sparse, but so far, word is the next-generation X3 will be built on the same platform as the new and incoming X4. With that, in addition to the typical turbo-four and turbo-six engines with expected power boosts, word is that the six-cylinder version is to get a new badge–and nope, it doesn’t reflect the engine displacement like it should. The new badge will supposedly be M40i with at least 355hp on tap. Additionally, a new X3 M edition is expected as well, with at least 420hp.

A plug-in hybrid variant is also said to be in the works with a gas 2.0L turbo-four and a 90hp electric motor. The combined output for this model is estimated to hover around the 300hp mark with around 516 lb-ft of torque available…wowza!

A production launch date sometime in 2018 is expected.

Source: AutoBild

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