The BMW factory is ramping up production of the M40i version of the BMW X3 and X4

The BMW factory is ramping up production of the M40i version of the BMW X3 and X4


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The BMW Group plant in Araquari started assembling the M40i version of the BMW X3 and X4 – the most powerful cars produced in Brazil, with an engine of 387 hp. In a press release, the automaker informs that the unit is working “in accelerated production”. See more!

BMW Araguari Factory

The BMW factory is in full swing!

The BMW X3 and X4 were already part of the national portfolio of the BMW Group. The new version of the M40i, however, will only debut on the dealer network next week, when, according to reports, the release of the price and other commercial terms that will be offered to those interested in the car are planned – although they were already inside. pre-sale at a price of R$580,950 and R$603,950, respectively.

Under the hood, the BMW X3 M40i and BMW X4 M40i use the same engine – the M-series 2,998cc, in-line six-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo, which reaches a maximum power of 387hp between 5,800 and 6,500rpm and produces a maximum torque of 50.99 kgf.m between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm.

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In addition to being more powerful, the new models will also be the fastest production cars ever produced in the country. Both accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and have an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.

The transmission is an eight-speed automatic, with paddles behind the steering wheel for manual changes. All-wheel drive on demand.

In addition to the X3 and X4, other models produced on Brazilian soil by the BMW Group are the BMW 3 Series and the BMW X1. The BMW Group has had a factory in Araquari since 2014 and, since then, more than 70,000 premium cars have left its production line.

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BMW X4 M40i (Photo: Disclosure)
BMW X3 M40i (Photo: Disclosure)
BMW X3 M40i (Photo: Disclosure)
BMW X4 M40i (Photo: Disclosure)

O X3 it is a sports utility vehicle or Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with more traditional ways and attractive design. In turn, X4 has bolder lines. of the sports utility group or Sport Activity Coupé (SAC). But both convey the same information. The “double kidney” front grille, for example, was modified on both cars. They also have two laser lights. The rear lights are LED in both models and have a three-dimensional design, giving a futuristic and sporty look.

Newbies BMW X3 M40i and BMW X4 M40i bringing the marks of the M sports line into the cabin – seats, M steering wheel and details covered in carbon fiber. These features add an extra modern touch to the models. Already three-zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof are some of the model’s comfort features.

BMW X4 xDrive 30i M Sport
BMW X4 (Photo: Publicity/BMW)

Cars also come with several technological gadgets. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional has two 12.3-inch high-resolution screens. In the center of the dashboard is a touchscreen media center, with connectivity via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. This multimedia system can be controlled using gestures (BMW Gesture Control).

The air conditioner has automatic climate control with three zones and the sunroof is of the panoramic type. In addition to the cup holder, the new center console carries the gear selector, buttons for the engine start/stop system, electric parking brake, multimedia controls, among other vehicle controls.

Both also come with BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, a set of features available via an internet-connected SIM Card. This technology provides real-time traffic information, an alert feature maintenance service, concierge services (such as hotel reservations and restaurant recommendations) and smartphone emergency calls.

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Paulo Silveira

Paulo SilveiraJournalist with 20 years of professional experience as a reporter in the main newsrooms of newspapers in Brazil, such as Gazeta Mercantil, Folha SP, Estadão and Jornal do Brasil and in coordinating, editing and leading positions. He graduated in Journalism from Caśper Líbero.