BMW M GmbH is expanding its high-performance model line-up to include models in the mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe segments for the first time. The BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M set the benchmark for dynamic excellence, agility and precision in their respective classes.
Also new is the launch alongside the BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M of their Competition siblings. The BMW X3 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2emissions combined: 239 g/km) and BMW X4 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km) will capture customers’ imagination with their extra power and exclusive appointments.
The most powerful straight-six petrol engine ever to see action in a BMW M car provides the muscle for stunning performance attributes. The newly developed high-revving unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates maximum output of 353 kW from its 3.0-litre displacement, together with peak torque von 600 Nm.
The version of the bi-turbo unit developed specially for the BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition raises the output figure by 22 kW to 375 kW.
The new high-performance engine teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and uses the new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which made its debut in the BMW M5, to channel its power to the road. The M xDrive system has a rear-wheel bias and offers BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M owners two AWD driving modes.
The centrally controlled interaction between M xDrive and the Active M Differential at the rear axle allows the all-wheel-drive system to split the engine’s power between the four wheels as required to deliver optimal traction, agility and directional stability. The BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M both sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, while their Competition variants hit 100 km/h from rest in just 4.1 seconds.
Among the items fitted as standard in the BMW X3 M, BMW X4 M and Competition models are LED headlights, the hi-fi speaker system and the ConnectedDrive navigation package including the Navigation system Professional.
The options list for the BMW X3 and BMW X4 provides further scope for individualisation and includes cutting-edge driver assistance systems and the digital services from BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive.
The all-new BMW X3 M Competition and the all-new BMW X4 M Competition will be offered from launch in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019 whilst the all-new BMW X3 M and the all-new BMW X4 M will be available at a later stage. Pricing and local specifications will be confirmed in due course.