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.
|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|