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Brand New BMW X3 M xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard Plus incl front collision warning with brake interventionAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW ConnectedDrive online servicesBMW gesture control
BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 12.3" control display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connectBMW service history
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningCondition based service
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiterElectronic Power Steering (EPS)
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingFront/rear park distance control (PDC)
Head up DisplayiDrive touch controller with 8 favourite buttons
Integrated owner's handbookLanguage version English
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offM drive buttons
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control systemOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableShifting point display
Variable sport steeringWifi hotspot preparation


Activation of safety battery terminal clampActive M differential
Adaptive M suspensionDouble joint spring strut front axle
Drive experience switch with comfort mode,ECO PRO mode and sport modeElectronic differential lock
EU6 emissions managementIncorrect fuelling protection
M Sport differentialPerformance Control
Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control 


2x USB Type C ports in front centre console for charging and data transferDAB tuner
Electronic service bookletHarman Kardon loudspeaker system

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAutomatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour spoilerDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lightsElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFollow me home headlight function
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
High gloss black shadow line roof railsHigh gloss shadowline exterior trim in decorative moulding side frame/recess cover/guide rail/B, C pillars/mirror frame and triangle with mirror base
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyLED tail lights
Lightweight engineeringM competition bodystyling
M door entry sillsM Double slat kidney grilles in High Gloss Black with black slats
M Exhaust tailpipes - Quad, round, split left and right with high gloss black finisher 100mmM Sport exhaust system
Model inscription logo on right tailgateRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Reversing lightsShark fin antenna
Sun protection glassVisible VIN plate
Welcome lightingWindscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

12V power socket in luggage compartment and front centre console2 USB ports for charging in rear of centre console
3 zone automatic air conditioning40/20/40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Anthracite headliningBattery in luggage compartment
Electric seat adjustment with memoryFloor mats in velour - Front and rear colour co-ordinated with all standard carpet colours and front with M stripes
Foldable boot floor with storage compartmentFour grab handles integrated in roof lining
Four-way electrically adjustable front lumbar supportFront and rear bottle holders integrated into door trim storage compartments
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front head restraints
Front M sport seats with electrically adjustable headrests and illuminated M logo in headrestsGlove compartment with illumination
Heated front and rear seatsHigh gloss black front door sill finishers with X3 M competition designation
Luggage compartment lightingM Gear knob
M sport leather steering wheelMicrofilter and active carbon filter
Multifunction steering wheelParcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floor
Reach and rake adjustable steering columnRear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
Seat backrest adjustment for rear seatSingle front passenger seat
Steering wheel heatingStorage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door trims and under luggage compartment
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThree rear headrests
Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seatToolkit located in luggage compartment


Ambient light pack - X3/X4 MConnected package professional - X3 M/X4 M
Extended storage pack with Stainless steel door sills- X3 MInterior and exterior pack - X3/X4 M
Interior lighting pack -X3/X4 M 

Passive Safety

Active protectionADB - Automatic Differential Brake
Airbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbagAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)BMW emergency call
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningChild proof locking system in rear door
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seatsCompound structure brake discs
Cornering brake control (CBC)Crash Sensor - activation of airbags
Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lightingDeactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crash
Driver and front passenger with seat occupancy detection for driver's and passenger sideDynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when driving offHill descent control
Hill start assistPassive protection for pedestrians
Side impact protectionThree point seatbelts to all seats with front and outer rear pyrotechnic belt tensioners and seat belt force limiters
Twin hornsWarning triangle and first aid kit


Alarm systemCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Comfort access system with smart opener includes touch free opening bootlid and door handle illuminationElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote control with 2 integrated key with M specific design - 1 button open/close all lockable, windows + separate button for open luggage compartmentStart/stop button with keyless motor start with acoustic drive feedback and stop/stop button in blue


Carbon fibre interior trim finishersSensatec dashboard in black with contrasting seam in grey and upper door trim panels in Sensatec for front and rear doors


Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Maximum Charging Rate - kW130 

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb247
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH250WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL247
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High238WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High209
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low359WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium245

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio9.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeS58B30T0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low15.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.8WLTP - MPG - Comb26.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH25.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL26.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High27.2WLTP - MPG - High30.7
WLTP - MPG - Low17.9WLTP - MPG - Medium26.2


Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power510
Coin SeriesX3 M CompetitionGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)3.8Engine Power - BHP510
Engine Power - KW375Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6250Engine Torque - LBS.FT479
Engine Torque - MKG66.3Engine Torque - NM650
Engine Torque - RPM2750Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear265/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 892Wheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2138 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight490Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2010No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW X3 M Competition

BMW's X3 M Competition is a 510hp SUV powerhouse. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

With this X3 M Competition model, BMW's M division turns its attention to the Munich maker's mid-sized SUV and creates a remarkably uncompromised road burning end result. An M3 crossover? That's about the size of it.


It wasn't so long ago, with products like BMW's X5 M and X6 M, that many were questioning whether the Munich marque's M motorsport division should be making SUVs. Now though, and looking into the future, you wonder just much of this sub-brand's output won't be of SUV models. We've already had three in recent times, the XM Plug-in Hybrid following on from the X4 M Competition and the subject here, the X3 M Competition. As the name suggests, those latter two models are basically the same car, the X4 variant simply endowed with a lower roof line and a wider rear track. Which makes the X3 M Competition the most practical and family-orientated of the two. Though how practical and family-orientated a mid-sized SUV with 510hp and a £90,000 price tag could ever be is open to question.

Driving Experience

Even if you happen to disapprove of the idea of BMW's M division meddling with an X3 SUV, you can't deny that the job has been done properly here - even before you start looking beneath the bonnet. The steel coil suspension has been fully re-tuned, the brakes are uprated, the steering upgraded and an actively locking rear differential added. Plus there's the highly configurable four-wheel-drive system from the current BMW M5. The key though, as with any BMW M car, lies with the engine, which as enthusiasts might expect is the 'S58'-series high performance straight-six 3.0-litre twin turbo unit borrowed from the M3. For our market, it only comes only in top 'Competition' spec, which means 510hp and 650Nm of torque, figures that no other BMW six cylinder engine in history has surpassed. It's quite a powerplant, with a forged crankshaft, an indirect intercooler, a lightweight cylinder head and twin monoscroll turbo chargers boosting at up to 2.3 bar. Which first means that when you hit the big red starter button, it sounds satisfyingly snarly. And second of course guarantees that it's also very, very fast. Helped by launch control, 62mph from rest is just 3.8s away en route to a top speed which would probably be in the 180mph region if the limiter didn't click in at 155mph. As with all proper M cars, you use the central screen to set up your preferences for engine response, exhaust note, stability intervention and the change times of the M Steptronic 8- speed paddleshift auto gearbox. Then save your favourite settings into the twin red M buttons mounted on the steering wheel.

Design and Build

The visual changes which set this M Competition variant apart are predictably subtle. There are M-specific front and rear aprons. And your eye will be drawn to the vertically arranged and elongated side air intakes, framed by trim elements in high-gloss black, which is also used for the caps of the aerodynamically-optimised M exterior mirrors and the characteristic M gills integrated in the air breathers. You get big 21-inch wheels and, as with the M3, there's a multi-channel rear diffuser, which incorporates a pair of chrome tailpipes on either side. Inside, there are M Sport seats which have electrically adjustable head rests and an illuminated M logo. The air vents have galvanised trim and the dashboard and doors get carbon fibre inserts. The M leather multi-function steering wheel features contrast stitching in the BMW M colours and an open 6 o'clock spoke. The key difference though, with the interior of this M Competition model is the re-designed control island on the centre console, which includes two extra buttons in addition to the M gear selector with its Drivelogic rocker switch: these being the BMW Controller and the red engine start button. As with other M cars, two individually configured versions of your favoured M drive set-up can be permanently stored and retrieved at any time using the two red M buttons on the steering wheel. As with lesser X3 variants, you get the brand's 'Live Cockpit Professional' screen arrangement, with both instrument display and central monitor being 12.3-inches in size. The instrument display offers, amongst other things, an 'M View' with specific displays (adopted from the BMW M8). M-specific content is also available with the optional Head-up display. Otherwise, it's pretty much as with every other X3. There's plenty of headroom in the back and comfortable space for a couple of adults. Plus you get a decently shaped 550-litre boot which can be extended to 1,600-litres by folding the 40:20:40-split rear bench.

Market and Model

The X3 M Competition retails at around £94,000, which is £1,760 cheaper than its X4 M Competition stablemate. Of course, as the two cars are mechanically identical, it's only fair to see them priced so similarly, although historically, that hasn't stopped BMW pitching cars that are broadly similar under the skin at vastly different prices. M5 and M8 anyone? Nevertheless, around ninety grand might seem quite a whack for a fast X3 and some will ask whether this M Competition version is really worth nearly £30,000 more than the talented X3 M40i model. Of course, you get a lot for the asking figure, particularly inside where signature M details include red accents for the M buttons on the M leather steering wheel and the start/stop button on the centre console. The selector lever with-Drivelogic switch is leather surfaced with an embedded M logo and stitching in M colours. An anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner and interior trim strips in Carbon Fibre High-gloss are standard. Fine-grain Merino black leather trim is standard as are M sport seats, which are electrically adjustable and heated. These seats have pronounced side bolsters, integrated head restraints and an illuminated model badge. In addition to Carbon Black metallic and Brooklyn Grey metallic, there are two new paint finishes reserved exclusively for the X3 M Competition - Marina Bay Blue metallic and Sao Paulo Yellow. In addition, a wide range of BMW Individual paint finishes are available, such as the matt finish Frozen Marina Bay Blue metallic.

Cost of Ownership

BMW has made great strides in improving its M division's straight six engine but you still won't be expecting too much in terms of efficiency here. You shouldn't be. The combined cycle WLTP-rated efficiency figures range between 25.7 and 26.2mpg, but if you regularly achieve that, then you really shouldn't have bought this car in the first place: you know where we are. The CO2 reading varies between 247-250g/km, which means that the BiK Benefit in Kind taxation rate is a lofty 37%. Even to get anywhere near the figures we just quoted, you'll need to drive with considerable restraint, with the engine in its 'Efficient' M Menu setting and the centre console 'M Mode' button set in its most sensible 'Road' format. You can monitor just how much high octane fuel you're using via a graphical read-out provided in the centre screen's 'Journey Data' section, part of a 'Driving Information' section that also has an 'Energy flow' graphic. But of course as an X3 M Competition owner, that's the last thing you'll want to do. Drive this car in anger as it was meant to be driven and the figures we've given you will of course disappear in a high octane haze. And if you use your right boot in anger a good percentage of the time, you'll certainly chew through consumables like tyres and brake pads. Insurance is as expensive as you'd expect from a car with that sort of potency under the bonnet (group 45E), but residual values should hold up well.


Make no mistake, the X3 M Competition is a serious driver's car. If you came away from the X3 M40i doubting that any X3 could ever be that, then we think this M model crossover has the power to convince you otherwise. That doesn't mean it's an automatic choice in its class. You might prefer a rival Porsche Macan GTS model's transformative air suspension. Or like more the way a Jaguar F-PACE SVR flows more smoothly over undulating tarmac. And you can certainly get the same performance with more sensible running costs from a new-era Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S. But none of these rivals have quite the authentic motorsport feel of an X3 M Competition. To have instilled this in a family SUV is quite a feat. But if anyone was going to achieve that, you'd put your money on BMW's M division to do it.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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23 monthly payments of£749
Initial rental£4999
Representative APR0%
Cash price£93,850
Contract mileage16,000
Term (months)24

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