Два новых кроссовера пополнят линейку моделей BMW M.

Неделя в автомобильном мире проходит под знаком X, учитывая, сколько премьер анонсировала BMW — сначала дату дебюта модели X7, затем показ серийных X2 M35i и X5 xDrive45e, а теперь подтверждение выпуска X3 M и X4 M.

Прототипы новых кроссоверов дополнили гоночный уик-энд DTM на немецкой трассе, но пока только в закамуфлированном виде. Подтверждено лишь наличие у моделей 6-цилиндрового бензинового турбомотора объёмом 3 литра, мощность которого пока неизвестна. Будет у новинок полный привод xDrive, доработанный под спортивные модификации, а ещё установят на заднюю ось активный дифференциал.

Глава BMW M Франк ван Мил подтвердил ещё и новый облик машин за счёт спортивного обвеса с обилием воздухозаборников да новую выхлопную систему сразу с 4 патрубками.

Когда BMW X3 M и BMW X4 M станут серийными — неизвестно. По прогнозам, премьера новинок может состояться до конца 2018 года, а в продажу кроссоверы пойдут в начале следующего года.

Источник: BMW

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Warm-up on the Nürburgring: First official presentation of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M.

BMW M GmbH extends its range of four-wheel drive high-performance models – Camouflaged prototypes to be presented at a driving event during the supporting programme of the DTM races.

Munich. The BMW M GmbH is extending its range of high performance models in the segment of Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupes (SAC). The high-performance character so typical of BMW automobiles will be passed on to two further BMW X models, the series development of which has already been kicked off. During the DTM racing weekend at the Nürburgring (7 – 9 September 2018), prototypes of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M will be test driven on the circuit. Thus, the camouflaged pre-series vehicles will be making their first public appearance precisely where the dynamic driving qualities of the BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M will reach their final level of maturity. The Nürburgring is the traditional setting for the completion of the ultimate testing and tuning programme for the specific overall M package comprising drive system, suspension and aerodynamics.

With large air intakes at the front, specific M features for optimised aerodynamics and an exhaust system with four tailpipes integrated into the rear apron, the vehicles already bear the characteristics of a BMW M model at an early stage of their development phase. The technological highlight of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M is a newly developed straight six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving characteristics. 

Part of the development process is the specific tuning of the M xDrive technology introduced for the first time in the new BMW M5. This technology is deployed in the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M to ensure constant supreme and performance-oriented transfer of engine power to all four wheels. The M-specific further development of the intelligent four-wheel drive system guarantees maximum traction and loss-free distribution of drive torque for achieving extremely dynamic handling characteristics. In interaction with the active M rear axle differential, cornering dynamics, agility and precision in the driving behaviour of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M are lifted to a level unrivalled within the competitive environment. 

“With their M specific performance characteristics, the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M will set benchmarks in terms of dynamics in their respective vehicle segment,” says Frank van Meel, President BMW M GmbH.

With the development of its latest model innovations, the BMW M GmbH is once again breaking into an additional segment. The BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M render it possible for the first time to experience superior performance, agility and precision also in a Sports Activity Vehicle and a Sports Activity Coupe of the premium mid-range class. Thus, the BMW M GmbH is consistently continuing its successful strategy of dynamic growth with new and particularly attractive vehicle concepts.