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New BMW X3 M and X4 M get Competition versions

The BMW X3 M and X4 M have been given the Competition treatment with both vehicles getting more power…

The BMW X3 M and X4 M have been tweaked with the engine already used in the X3 and X4 M40i copping a 22kW power bump for a total output (in both vehicles) of 375kW and 600Nm of torque. This sees the two Competition variants hit 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds (down from 4.2 seconds for the regular X3 and X4 M variants).

BMW X3 M and X4 M get Competition variants

Traction is the priority and so there’s no rear-wheel drive setting for the X3 M and X4 M, rather they run a variable M xDrive all-wheel drive system (set with a rear-drive bias) with drive modes, there’s also an electronic rear differential and torque vectoring for improved turn-in. Both variants continue with adaptive dampers and drive modes as well as full stability control in three steps, including fully off.

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BMW X3 M and X4 M get Competition variants

In terms of styling, the two variants feature 21-inch alloys, M Sport seats and exhaust, high-gloss treatment of the kidney grille and mirror caps. Later in the year (from August 2019 in Europe) an M Carbon exterior package will become available for the X3 M and X4 M, including carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the front air intakes, the air blades in the front apron, the rear diffuser and the exterior mirror caps, with the Competition variants adding a CFRP rear spoiler.

BMW X3 M and X4 M get Competition variants

BMW Australia hasn’t said when we can expect to see the X3 M and X4 M Competition here.

BMW X3 M and X4 M get Competition variants


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.