The boffins at BMW M are readying their first-ever X3 and X4 M, complete with the M5's clever all-wheel drive system and power from a turbocharged inline-six.
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BMW has teased its upcoming pair of super-SUVs, sharing a video of the X3 M and X4 M twins on Facebook.

First shown as prototypes at the DTM Nurburgring event last year, the hotted-up pairing is aimed squarely at the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 with its 4.0-litre turbocharged bent-eight engine.

Power will come from a fresh inline-six engine augmented by two turbochargers, designed to deliver "high-revving characteristics". Sounds like the M Division is playing to its strengths, then.

Power will be put to the road through an active all-wheel drive system honed on the latest M5. Whether BMW will let you decouple the rear driveshafts – something you can do in the brand's flagship super sedan – remains to be seen.

The prospect of tail-out antics is tantalising, although when you'd actually need to indulge that fantasy is questionable at best.

BMW isn't holding back regardless, claiming the car's dynamics will be "lifted to a level unrivalled within the competitive environment" by the system.

“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,” BMW M GmbH president, Frank van Meel, said.