BMW X3 M Competition review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

BMW X3 M 2021 LHD rear 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
  •  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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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The regular BMW X3 is among the best large SUVs for front seat space, and the X3 M Competition is no different. Its high roofline ensures that tall adults will have no problems with head room, while leg room is generous, too. A couple of tall adults can sit in the back in comfort, but fitting three abreast is as much a squeeze as it would be in an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio or a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S.

You get large door bins up front and the glovebox is usefully large, while lifting up the armrest reveals a generous cubbyhole. In the rear, you get sizeable door bins, while the middle seatback folds down to double as an armrest, complete with cupholders.