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    Official - The 2020 F97 X3M and F98 X4M models - S58 motor 473 hp standard, 503 Competition models - Specifications list

    Well, here they are. The new and quite strikingly good looking F97 X3M and F98 X4M models. The output will no doubt get the majority of attention as BMW went big with 473 horsepower in standard form and 503 horsepower for their Competition models.

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    The engine code is not stated which is interesting but it is an S58. BMW calls the engine an M TwinPower Turbo. That is fine. What the motor really shows is a preview of what we can expect for the G80 M3 much like how the S63 engine in the E70 X5M previewed the F10 M5's S63TU.

    Let's go over the specs:

    3.0L Twin Power Turbo inline 6 cylinder (S58) engine
    473 HP / 442 LB-FT (Standard model)
    503 HP (Competition model)
    0-60 in 4.1 seconds (standard model)
    0-60 in 4.0 seconds (Competition model)
    155 MPH top speed (electronically limited)
    174 MPH top speed (for standard model if optioned with M Driver's Package)
    177 MPH top speed (for Competition model if optioned with M Driver's Package)
    Production begins April 2019

    Engine / Exhaust
    473 HP (standard model) and 503 HP (Competition model) from 6250-7200 RPM
    442 LB-FT torque from 2600-5600 RPM (standard model) and 2600-5950 RPM (Competition model)
    Forged crankshaft
    7200 RPM redline
    Closed deck design
    Wire-arc sprayed-on iron coating for cylinder walls
    3D printing technology cuts weight of cylinder heads
    Two mono-scroll turbochargers
    350 bar maximum fuel injection pressure
    Valvetronic and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
    100 mm exhaust tailpipes
    M Sport exhaust system standard for Competition models

    Transmission / Cooling

    8 Speed M Steptronic transmission with three shift modes
    M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system
    Active M Differential (allows rear lockup between 0-100%)

    Cooling

    One large central radiator and two smaller radiators sides
    Engine oil cooler and a separate transmission oil cooler
    Lightweight oil sump has two separate chambers and an integrated suction channel

    Chassis / Suspension

    Strut brace in the engine compartment that links the shock towers
    Carbon fiber strut brace will be available as an option beginning August 2019
    A-strut in front section near the firewall, with two further struts increasing stiffness between the shock towers and the front of the car
    Large rear brace and model- specific rear axle control arms
    Double-joint spring strut front suspension and Five-link rear suspension feature model- specific bushings
    Custom-made swivel bearings, torque arms and wishbones in front suspension
    Increased front wheel camber
    Model-specific components and custom bushings in rear suspension
    Stiff camber arm
    M-specific rubber mounts for all control arms and the rear suspension subframe
    Model-specific anti-roll bars (larger bars on the Competition models)
    Adaptive M Suspension controls damping forces for each wheel individually

    Steering

    M Servotronic system combines speed-sensitive power assistance and a variable ratio
    Steering response can be varied by pushing a button to select one of three settings

    Brakes / Wheels / Tires

    Four- piston fixed front calipers and single-piston floating rear calipers at the rear
    Drilled, inner-vented brake discs measure 395 millimeters (15.6 inches) in diameter at the front and 370 millimeters (14.6 inches) at the rear
    Cast- iron brake discs with aluminum hubs
    M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design and mixed size high-performance tires (non-runflat)
    20-inch wheels in polished Orbit Grey finish with 255/45 ZR20 tires at the front and 265/45 ZR20 tires at the rear (standard model)
    21-inch wheels with a polished Jet Black finish with 255/40 ZR21 tires at the front and 265/40 ZR21 at the rear (Competition model)

    Exterior / Colors

    Seven exterior colors, including new Toronto Red metallic and M-exclusive Donington Grey metallic.

    Competition Model

    Standard equipment on the Competition models includes:
    21-inch M light-alloy wheels in polished Black
    M Sport exhaust system with tailpipes in Black Chrome
    Specially designed door sill plates and model badging

    M Carbon Exterior Package

    Optional M Carbon exterior package (expected to be available from August 2019), will feature design elements in carbon fiber- reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the front air intakes, the air blades in the front apron, the rear diffuser and the exterior mirror caps
    On the BMW X4 M and BMW X4 M Competition, these elements will be joined by a CFRP rear spoiler

    Interior

    Standard: heated sports seats in Vernasca leather with embossed M logo
    Optional: M Sport seats in extended Merino leather (standard on Competition model)
    Vernasca leather upholstery in a choice of Black or Oyster with an embossed M logo at the top of the backrests,
    Interior trim strips in Aluminum carbon structure.
    Competition X3M and X4M come standard with M Sport seats in extended Merino leather upholstery that can be specified in either Black or bi-color choices in Sakhir Orange/Black or Adelaide Grey (optionally available for standard models)
    Optional extras include BMW Individual extended Merino leather upholstery in Ivory White and Tartufo (only in conjunction with the M Sport seats) and Carbon Fiber interior trim strips.
    Extended Merino leather upholstery in the new Midrand Beige/Black color choice with Alcantara applications is available exclusively for the BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition models

    Standard and Optional Equipment

    Standard:

    Adaptive Full LED lights
    Harman Kardon surround sound audio system
    SiriusXM Satellite radio with 1 year subscription
    Navigation with Apple Car Play compatibility
    Comfort Access keyless entry
    Full array of advanced driver assist systems including Active Guard, Active Protection Active Driving Assistant and Frontal Collision Warning with City collision mitigation.

    Optional packages include:

    Driving Assistance Plus Package with Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Extended Collision Mitigation
    Executive Package with heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, parking assistant plus, head-up display, wireless charging, WiFi hotspot and gesture control.

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    BMW likely has a winner on their hands here although it will not match the RS Q3 although that model is positioned against smaller BMW SUV's anyway. In this particular segment, all BMW has to fear is the GLC63 AMG which the X3M and X4M may put up quite a fight against.

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    Very nice! I like the red color too.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    Very nice! I like the red color too.
    Looked orange to me.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Looked orange to me.
    yeah it's one of those orangy red colors, on my laptop it's pretty orange but on my amoled phone it looks more red.

    Still a good color imo.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    Still a good color imo.
    Definitely agree. Stands out.

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    0-60 in 4 sec flat for the comp at 4,600lbs, the m3/m4 being 1000lbs lighter will be amazing!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
    0-60 in 4 sec flat for the comp at 4,600lbs, the m3/m4 being 1000lbs lighter will be amazing!
    Just remember the x3m is AWD, if the next gen m3/m4 isn't it may not be able to put down that extra power and the 0-60 may be roughly the same.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    if the next gen m3/m4 isn't it may not be able to put down that extra power and the 0-60 may be roughly the same.
    The next gen M3 is AWD. Very similar drivetrain I'd bet.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The next gen M3 is AWD. Very similar drivetrain I'd bet.
    That would be sweet!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    That would be sweet!
    I disagree but it is what it is. The M3 is now a dragster. AWD + Automatic. It's a damn Audi.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I disagree but it is what it is. The M3 is now a dragster. AWD + Automatic. It's a damn Audi.
    I don't think you have to worry for a few reasons:
    1) I didn't know the next gen m3 would be an AWD, I heard the guys at M through a new post say they would continue supporting an M3 in a rwd manual format called the m3/m4 pure, hence why I thought that the next gen car would be RWD only. So you shouldn't need to worry too much about the xdrive hindering the handling if there is an alternate option.

    2) They'll probably do it like the m5 to avoid the heat from the fans, where you can switch off and on the Xdrive at will to get the RWD experience if desired. If this is the case the only draw back is the weight and the fact it's going to be an auto (may or may not be a torque converter auto).

    3) A benefit out of all of this is for guys that see a crap ton of snow, we finally can have a sporty ///M model to drive year round as a daily, instead of having to opt one level lower to get the 3 series to have X drive.

    Either way I'm all for it, as long as they have an option to get RWD back and have a manual option for the hardcore as well. Otherwise they're killing off the M3 imo. I do wonder what is planned for the m2 as well.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    2) They'll probably do it like the m5 to avoid the heat from the fans, where you can switch off and on the Xdrive at will to get the RWD experience if desired. If this is the case the only draw back is the weight and the fact it's going to be an auto (may or may not be a torque converter auto).
    No. Hence the AWD/RWD versions.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    1) I didn't know the next gen m3 would be an AWD, I heard the guys at M through a new post say they would continue supporting an M3 in a rwd manual format called the m3/m4 pure, hence why I thought that the next gen car would be RWD only. So you shouldn't need to worry too much about the xdrive hindering the handling if there is an alternate option.
    Yes, the pure M3 will be detuned though which is lame instead of making it a hardcore and lightweight M3 like they could.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    3) A benefit out of all of this is for guys that see a crap ton of snow, we finally can have a sporty ///M model to drive year round as a daily, instead of having to opt one level lower to get the 3 series to have X drive.
    I get it but the M3 isn't supposed to be a car that gets you through the winter. It's a track car.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    Either way I'm all for it, as long as they have an option to get RWD back and have a manual option for the hardcore as well. Otherwise they're killing off the M3 imo. I do wonder what is planned for the m2 as well.
    You haven't been reading enough BimmerBoost or BoostAddict: https://www.boostaddict.com/content....-AWD-automatic

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    Actually not true, just because they make a separate rwd version doesn't mean they won't enable the RWD function in an AWD car. The reason is because it is much simpler to make the manual version RWD only so they don't have to mess with a different version of the manual (new gear box is probably needed which is more development money on a gear box not many opt for) to send power to the front. Same reason why the m5 doesn't have a dct because it's cheaper to reuse the torque converter autos from the X5m. So essentially it's easier to just drop the Xdrive for a manual to save on engineering cost, but it doesn't mean the auto can't switch to RWD.


    Most likely they won't go all out crazy even if the next gen car is RWD only, because they still have to appeal to the masses who want a soft version of the car... They'll save the hardcore varients for limited production like the m4 gts.



    In terms of winter usage, most people aren't fortunate enough to live in a warm climate all year round and can only chose to have one car. So they may need to drive their track car all year round as a sacrifice. So it will be a good balance.


    I just use bimmerboost for the forum only, not really into reading the news articles as there are other sites I frequent more to deliver news as it's more conveniently linked to my phones google now news feed, and I only really pay attention to the M2 stuff.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The next gen M3 is AWD. Very similar drivetrain I'd bet.
    The base version with 6MT availability is RWD.

    BMWblog in their Youtube video specifies forged pistons for the S58.

    Autogefuhl has a nice in studio review of these two cars. No driving yet, though.

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    I was waiting for the X3M comp, but I just pulled the trigger and got Rebel Ram 19" so probably will replace my 335i F30 with G80 M3 looks promising, the interior in this X3M is amazing.

    side note: stated is 7200rpm, but power figures state peak horsepower until 7300 weird.

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    Interior/dash looks like 2016 M4 except for the vent hood. Exterior looks nice tho. Hope they didn't stretch that back area in the X3M as the space looks decent.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    Actually not true, just because they make a separate rwd version doesn't mean they won't enable the RWD function in an AWD car.
    It is true. It's why they are producing separate models.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    In terms of winter usage, most people aren't fortunate enough to live in a warm climate all year round and can only chose to have one car. So they may need to drive their track car all year round as a sacrifice. So it will be a good balance.
    M=Motorsport. M does not equal Winter. Buy an Audi.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    I just use bimmerboost for the forum only, not really into reading the news articles as there are other sites I frequent more to deliver news as it's more conveniently linked to my phones google now news feed, and I only really pay attention to the M2 stuff.
    Take a look and see if maybe you're missing things you're into: www.boostaddict.com

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
    The base version with 6MT availability is RWD.
    Pure version, not base.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It is true. It's why they are producing separate models.



    M=Motorsport. M does not equal Winter. Buy an Audi.



    Take a look and see if maybe you're missing things you're into: www.boostaddict.com
    Yeah I'll take a look at boost addict more often. Btw the color is called Toronto Red. So it is red lol.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    Btw the color is called Toronto Red. So it is red lol.
    Huh. I guess so.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Huh. I guess so.
    It's a great color too! Nothing says hi officer than an expensive bright red BMW going super fast.

    But in all honesty I really do like this red.

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    This could make for a difficult choice in the future. I have been waiting for the x3m for a long time but a couple weeks ago I drove the glc63 and it sounds amazing. Handling and power were on point and a tune gives them a healthy bump in power. It will be a good competition.

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