BMW X3 M Competition review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

 BMW X3 M 2021 front cornering
  •  BMW X3 M 2021 front cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD dashboard
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD rear seats
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD infotainment
  • BMW X3 M 2021 right low tracking
  • BMW X3 M 2021 left panning
  • BMW X3 M 2021 left high cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 front right static
  • BMW X3 M 2021 rear right static
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD front seats
  •  BMW X3 M 2021 front cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD dashboard
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD rear seats
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD infotainment
  • BMW X3 M 2021 right low tracking
  • BMW X3 M 2021 left panning
  • BMW X3 M 2021 left high cornering
  • BMW X3 M 2021 front right static
  • BMW X3 M 2021 rear right static
  • BMW X3 M 2021 LHD front seats
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Can a sports SUV ever really be considered a true driver's car? You know, one of those machines that has the magical ability to lure you out of bed on Sunday morning. We suspect most driving enthusiasts would say no. After all, who dreams of lapping a two-tonne SUV around Silverstone? Not anyone we know. 

But what if you were to base your sports SUV on a truly thrilling performance saloon, like the BMW M3 Competition? Well, that’s the route BMW’s engineers took when developing the BMW X3 M Competition, and the results look rather promising. Under the metal you’ll find a fire breathing turbocharged straight-six engine, a quick-shifting eight speed automatic gearbox and a rear-biased all-wheel drive system – all shared with, yup, you guessed it, the M3. 

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £13,922
Target Price from £77,778
Save up to £13,922
or from £852pm
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Nearly new deals
From £80,000
Leasing deals
From £1,007pm
RRP price range £89,070 - £97,570
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 26.2 - 26.2
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £6,438 / £7,067
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £12,876 / £14,134
Available colours