THE NEW BMW X3 M.

Two powerful models of the BMW X3 for that sporty difference.

BMW X3 M COMPETITION.

Maximum driving dynamics and exclusiveness.
  • High-performance M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine
  • M xDrive with Active M differential and 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic
  • Exclusive design elements and equipments
  • 375 kW, 600 Nm, 0–100 km/h in 4.1 s
 BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior.

BMW X3 M40i.

Exceptionally balanced performance and everyday suitability.
  • M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine
  • BMW xDrive
  • 8-speed Steptronic transmission
  • 260 kW, 500 Nm, 0–100 km/h in 4.8 s
 BMW X3 M40i in Black Sapphire metallic, exterior.
  • BMW X3 M COMPETITION.
  • BMW X3 M40i.

BMW X3 M COMPETITION.

Performance features.

Two models, unique performance: all drive train and chassis components underline the motorsport roots of BMW M. Complemented by the true X character, they ensure M typical driving pleasure on any terrain.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, bird’s eye view of front.
BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X3 M, high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine.

High-performance M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features superior power delivery and silky-smooth running coupled with a sporty engine sound. With Double-VANOS, Valvetronic, High-Precision Injection and two turbochargers, it generates 353 kW – in the Competition model even 375 kW.
BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X3 M, engine, M Carbon precision strut.

M Carbon precision strut.

The M Carbon precision strut increases frontend rigidity and contributes to a greater steering precision and accuracy. The premium quality carbon fibre reinforced polymer component is extremely lightweight and creates a genuine motor sport atmosphere when the bonnet is up. In this way, the sporty potential is also expressed particularly well here.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, three-quarter front view, M specific suspension.

M specific suspension.

The M specific suspension highlights the vehicle's great dynamic potential. In addition to the three driving modes COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+, the driver can also choose between three different Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) settings in order to adapt the level of stabilising support to suit their preferred style of driving.
BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X3 M, interior, Control Display, M xDrive.

M xDrive.

BMW M xDrive and Active M differential guarantee maximum traction and driving dynamics in both sporty use and everyday life. Thanks to the M specific technology, the vehicle can always be precisely directed and safely controlled on any surface and even when accelerating strongly out of tight bends.
8-speed M Steptronic transmission.

8-speed M Steptronic transmission.

The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers numerous shifting options: from extremely dynamic to particularly comfortable, and smooth to fuel-saving. The driver can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or put the vehicle into automatic mode and let the transmission do the work.
BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X3 M, interior, cockpit, M leather steering wheel, M Servotronic.

M Servotronic.

In every driving situation, M Servotronic delivers the right steering power, by adjusting to suit the current driving speed. In addition, it delivers a direct and precise steering feel at any speed. The system is M specifically adjusted and offers three different settings that can be selected with the push of a button.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, M light alloy wheels with M Compound brakes.

M compound brakes.

Thanks to the use of various materials, M compound brakes achieve outstanding deceleration values and are extremely stable and highly durable. They also weigh less, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the M designation are the hallmark of these high-performance M specific brakes.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, rear view with M Sport exhaust system.

M Sport exhaust system.

The M Sport exhaust system delivers a dynamic sound that can be modified via the integrated exhaust valve mechanism. The SPORT and SPORT+ programmes, which can be selected via the Driving dynamics buttons, are accentuated by an even more intense engine sound, while the comfort-oriented programme prioritises more discreet engine acoustics.

BMW X3 M COMPETITION.

Design features.

Muscular proportions and perfectly coordinated M design elements in high-gloss Black give the BMW X3 M Competition an aura of high performance. Inside, sportiness combines with exclusive details to create a unique overall experience.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, three-quarter front view.
  • Exterior
  • Interior
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, front with M kidney grille in Black high-gloss.

M kidney grille.

The striking M kidney grille in Black high-gloss with model designation dominates the dynamic M style design of the front end. The Black high-gloss double slats take a visual cue from the characteristic Double-spoke style of the M light alloy wheels. The M kidney grille makes a bold statement about the vehicle's sporty ambitions and hints at the immense power simply waiting to be unleashed.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, rear with “X3 M Competition” lettering.

“X3 M Competition” designation.

The black “X3 M Competition” designation on the rear is an indication of the vehicle's high driving dynamic potential.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, M gills in Black high-gloss with model designation.

M gills.

The characteristic M gills element with the model designation, which adds a pronounced three-dimensional athletic touch, underscores the vehicle's impressive potential and gives a tantalising foretaste of the extraordinary driving experience that awaits. It exemplifies the dynamic combination of technical perfection and breathtaking design that has been synonymous with M vehicles since day one.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, M exterior mirrors in Black high-gloss with model designation.

M exterior mirrors.

The aerodynamically optimised M exterior mirrors are a significant part of the sporty and dynamic M design. Attached to the body by an indicated double-bridge design, they underscore the beautiful aesthetics of the vehicle and convey a sense of precision engineering down to the last detail. The additional LED indicators are fitted perfectly into a long, narrow groove.
BMW X3 M Competition in Donington Grey metallic, exterior, M specific roof spoiler.

M specific roof spoiler.

The M specific roof spoiler with its prominent shape ensures more downforce on the rear axle at higher speeds. At the same time, it lends the three-quarter rear view characteristic sportiness and promises highly dynamic driving experiences.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, M Sport seats in ‘Merino’ leather with Alcantara.

M Sport seats.

The multi-adjustable M Sport seats with bucket seat character and partly integrated headrest provide excellent lateral support for the driver and front passenger. In addition, the backrest width can be individually adjusted. Their special design with illuminated M logo highlights the vehicle's athletic capabilities. (Overseas model shown. Not all features are available in Australia.)
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, ‘Carbon Fibre’ interior trim strips.

Interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’.

Interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’ on the instrument panel, doors and centre console with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, cockpit, M leather steering wheel incl. multifunction.

M leather steering wheel.

The M leather steering wheel including multifunction buttons, the M badge, chrome detailing and an integrated driver-side airbag has the Double-spoke design. Featuring a steering wheel rim in black leather with colour contrast stitching and contoured thumb rests, it feels great in the hand. The driver can also use the M Drive buttons to select the desired settings whilst driving.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, M gear lever.

M gear lever.

The switch for choosing the three Drivelogic shifting settings is next to the M logo on the upper side of the M gear lever. The P button for the parking lock is directly beneath them. In manual "S" mode, the driver can shift gears manually using the selector lever in typical M fashion; in "D" mode, shifting occurs automatically.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, cockpit, M specific instrument cluster.

M specific instrument cluster.

The M specific instrument cluster features four displays – speedometer, rev counter incl. shift lights, fuel gauge and oil temperature – as well as a status indicator for the M Driving dynamics systems – steering, suspension, engine, Drivelogic and M xDrive. The Info Display can be individually adjusted and shows the exterior temperature and on-board computer functions, for example.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, cockpit, red Start/Stop button.

Start/Stop button.

The red Start/Stop button is located in the centre console and is used to start the engine without a key after the vehicle has been unlocked. It can also be used to stop the engine. The vehicle key is recognised automatically, without having to insert it.
BMW X3 M Competition, interior, door sill finisher with Competition designation.

Door sill finishers with Competition designation.

The driver and front passenger are welcomed by door sill finishers with the “X3 M Competition” designation as soon as they get in. The designation on the inserts in Black in the door sill finishers in the front on the left and right radiates quality and exclusivity.

BMW X3 M40i.

Design and driving dynamics.

Powerful design, sporty driving dynamics. With exclusive features inside and out as well as a performance-oriented technology package, the BMW X3 M40i displays its sporty DNA.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, driving, exterior, side view in front of mountain scenery with light strips.
  • Design
  • Dynamics
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, exterior, three-quarter front view.

Exclusive design.

Exclusive design elements highlight the dynamic potential of the BMW X3 M40i both inside and out. This includes features such as larger air inlets, grille frame, kidney slats and mirror caps in Cerium Grey, along with sport seats, the M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles and the exclusive M40i designation on the instruments, door sill finishers and rear.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d, interior, cockpit with M leather steering wheel.

M leather steering wheel.

The M leather steering wheel including multifunction buttons and an integrated driver-side airbag features the three-spoke design. With a steering wheel rim in leather 'Walknappa' Black with black stitching and contoured thumb rests, it provides a direct, athletic steering experience.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d, interior, sports seats for driver and front passenger.

Sport seats for the driver and front passenger.

The individually adjustable Sport seats for the driver and front passenger feature numerous manual adjustment options, including backrest width, fore-and-aft position, and the backrest and seat angle. Thanks to taller seat and backrest bolsters, and well-defined side bolsters, they provide excellent ergonomics and a high degree of lateral support.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, exterior, front with M Aerodynamics package.

M Aerodynamics package.

The M Aerodynamics package underscores the vehicle's athleticism and modifies its airflow. The package includes a front apron with larger air inlets, special side skirts and a rear apron with a diffuser insert. The tailpipes are chrome.
BMW X3 M40i in Black Sapphire metallic, driving, exterior, three-quarter rear view before an urban background with light strips.

Driving dynamics and agility.

The BMW X3 M40i offers outstanding precision and agility. The dynamic lateral and longitudinal characteristics are increased, and intensive driving pleasure assured, thanks to the comprehensive new calibration of the suspension, the M Performance-specific calibration of the variable sport steering, the standard M Sport brake and a BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system with emphasis on the rear wheels.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, driving, exterior, side view with rotating light alloy wheel.

Adaptive M suspension.

The Adaptive M suspension can be electronically adjusted at any time to suit the road and driving conditions. The driver can also adjust the suspension characteristics via the Driving Experience Control to enable their preferred driving style at the time – from comfortable to extremely athletic with markedly agile handling.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, exterior, light alloy wheel with M Sport brake.

M Sport brake.

The M Sport brake has four-piston fixed callipers at the front and two-piston floating callipers at the rear in dark blue with the M designation and features large brake discs to ensure an outstanding braking performance.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d in Black Sapphire metallic, exterior, rear with M Sport exhaust system.

M Sport exhaust system.

The M Sport exhaust system delivers a dynamic sound, which is determined by the driving mode and modified via the integrated exhaust valve mechanism. The SPORT and SPORT+ programmes, which can be selected via Driving Experience Control, are accentuated by an even more intense engine sound, while the comfort-oriented programme prioritises more discreet engine acoustics.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d, interior, gear selection lever, 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

Steptronic Sport transmission.

The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers incredibly sporty gear changes. Whether automatic or manual using gearshift paddles or gear lever - for comfortable coasting or incredibly dynamic driving. In SPORT mode and with the gear lever in the lefthand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance.
BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d, interior, cockpit, M leather steering wheel, Variable sport steering.

Variable sport steering.

The Variable sport steering with Servotronic creates a direct and agile steering response and ensures less physical effort is required to turn the wheel. It reacts to the angle of the steering wheel with varying steering ratios. This improves handling when driving more dynamically and reduces the effort needed to steer when parking and turning.

M TWINPOWER TURBO PETROL ENGINE.

BMW X3 M40i, M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

M TWINPOWER TURBO PETROL ENGINE.

In conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW X3 M40i offers impressive dynamics thanks to its commanding performance. Fitted with a TwinScroll turbocharger, Valvetronic fully variable valve control and High-Precision Injection, it generates 260 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 500 Nm.

BMW X3 M.

Driver assistance and connectivity.

Focusing on what matters. With innovative driver assistance systems and convenient features in the connected cockpit, the new BMW X3 M is the state of the art – for contemporary mobility of the highest calibre.
BMW X3 M Automobiles, Control Display, Driving Assistant Plus.

Driving Assistant Plus.

Driving Assistant Plus offers greater comfort and security during monotonous or complex driving situations. These can include traffic jams, stop-and-go traffic or long journeys through the city, on country roads or motorways, along with navigating junctions and lane changes.
BMW X3 M Automobiles, Control Display, Parking Assistant Plus.

Parking Assistant Plus.

The equipment package Parking Assistant Plus makes parking and manoeuvring the vehicle easier. It features Surround View including Top View, Remote 3D View, PDC as well as a lateral parking aid, the Active PDC emergency braking function and the Parking Assistant with linear guidance that provides fully automatic parking both parallel and perpendicular to the road.
BMW X3 M Automobiles, BMW Connected, woman with illuminated globe in her hand.

BMW Connected.

Connect with your BMW. The BMW Connected app is your digital mobility assistant which takes care of your needs before and during your journey. Access your car using your smartphone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, send destinations to the navigation system or receive reminders for meetings to make sure you arrive there on time.
BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X3 M, BMW Head-Up Display with M specific view.

BMW Head-Up Display.

The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving. Information such as the current speed and, depending on the equipment, navigation directions, Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator, along with telephone and entertainment lists are displayed. The BMW Head-Up Display of the BMW X3 M Competition also comes with an M specific display (Please see image).
BMW X3 M Automobiles, Control Display, Navigation system Professional.

Navigation system Professional.

The Navigation system Professional incl. 10.25" LCD colour display and Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive comes with more than 20 GB of memory e.g. for audio files. It is operated intuitively via the iDrive Touch Controller and seven functional bookmarks or alternatively via the Touch Display.