Performance numbers for the 2015 Ford Edge Sport AWD:
- weight: 4437lbs
- 315 hp / 350 tq
- 0-60: 5.6
- 0-100: 14.8
- 1/4 mile: 14.2 @ 98 mph
- skidpad: 0.83g
- 70-0: 176 ft.
Performance numbers for the 2018 BMW X3 M40i:
- weight: 4308lbs
- 355 hp / 369 tq
- 0-60: 4.4
- 0-100: 11.2
- 1/4 mile: 13.0 @ 107 mph
- skidpad: 0.85g
- 70-0: 158 ft.
The ST will have 20 more hp and 30 more ft-lbs of tq. It will also now have an 8-speed transmission along with improvements in the suspension, brakes, etc. I doubt the weight will change at all. So the M40i will likely keep its 100+ lb. weight advantage.
How close to the M40i will it be able to get?
The ST has to make up over a second to 60 and in the 1/4 mile (vs. the previous gen Sport). Can it get within 3/4 of a second of those times? Maybe even less? The ST has less HP, so it will not be able to match the trap speed. The biggest discrepancy is that the M40i gets to 100 mph over three and a half seconds faster than the Sport. Tuned Edge Sport's are not even close to as fast as the stock M40i (in all measures).
The BMW had summer tires in the test above so just including those on the Sport should be able to partially reel in the skidpad numbers and braking distances. With the ST "tweaks" I would expect it to exceed those numbers.
Edited by Bamm1, 26 January 2018 - 05:07 PM.