BMW X3 M COMPETITION
4x4|April 2020
BMW X3 M COMPETITION
Latest addition to the X3 range takes BMW’s latest 3.0-litre engine and uses it to create one of the most thrilling SUVs you can buy.

BMW’S SUVS don’t appear in these pages all that often, but we recently had the chance to go for a blast in the highest-performance version of the company’s latest X3. Actually, it was more like a slosh and a squelch, because we were being battered by some of the most torrential rain anyone has ever seen – but hey, if you want to drive like a maniac in conditions like those, a fast SUV must surely be the best thing to do it in, right?

So we’ve got the X3 M Competition, £77,190’s worth of hot Beemer with a 3.0-litre six-pot yowling out 510bhp and 443lbf.ft. It has a cabin whose design is instantly recognisable as that of a BMW, and the steering wheel has a couple of big, purposeful looking M1 and M2 buttons on it. You don’t need to read the book of words to know that when you press them, things will happen.

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April 2020