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BMW teases X3 M, X4 M again, debut still TBD

The last time we saw this dynamic duo was in September.

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Back in September, BMW announced that it would soon debut hard-core M variants of its X3 and X4 SUVs. However, nothing really happened after that announcement. Now, it's February, and we have... another teaser?

Late last week, BMW M posted a teaser video for the X3 M and X4 M to its Facebook page. The video offers quick flashes of the vehicles in the same camouflage we saw them in last, but now we have some engine noise to go along with that. It sounds raspy and angry, the kind of noise we've come to expect from BMW's latest M cars. At the end of the video, it says the cars are "coming soon," but considering how long and drawn-out this process is, I'd take that with a grain of salt.

Stay tuned for the first-ever BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M.

Are you ready for high-revving adventures? Stay tuned! BMW X3 M: Fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km* BMW X4 M: Fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km* All figures relating to performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are provisional. The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures are determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany. The range shown considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres and the selected items of optional equipment, and may vary during configuration. The values are based on the new WLTP test cycle and have been translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure comparability between the vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle-related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2 emissions, the CO2 values may differ from the values stated here (depending on national legislation). Correct as at: 01.02.2019. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: 'Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen' (Guide to the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Posted by BMW M on Friday, February 1, 2019

While we know almost nothing in terms of specifications, we do know that both cars will rock a turbocharged inline-6 gas engine. Their biggest competitors have outputs ranging from 469 horsepower to 503, so there's a good chance the BMW twins will have similar figures.

In traditional BMW M fashion, there's more to these cars than just beefier engines. The chassis will undoubtedly be tuned to handle the power with more of a track-oriented feeling than other variants. Expect big bodywork and specific tweaks to the cars' all-wheel-drive systems. Cargo area and price will likely be the biggest differences between the two vehicles.

If BMW were to debut the X3 M and X4 M at an auto show, the most likely venue would be the Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off in early March. If not, BMW may debut the pair at a separate offsite event within the coming weeks. We'll probably know for sure as we draw closer to Geneva.