And when it comes, it'll be powered by the M2's engine.
Although previous rumors had suggested the M version of the new BMW X4 crossover would be launched at last month’s Beijing Motor Show, it seems BMW has decided that it has better things to spend its time on. The X4 M will not be introduced on the current model, but will wait until the model’s mid-life update three years from now, in 2017. BMW officials said they were busy with other, more important models like the X5 M and X6 M, and put the X4 project on the back burner, for now.
When the X4 M is finally introduced, it won’t be treated to the M3/M4’s twin-turbo inline six, but rather be fitted with the upcoming M2’s single-turbo inline six-cylinder engine. For those who just can’t do without some M in their life, the X435i will be available with M Performance kits and parts.