BMW X3 M Sport19/04/2021
BMW X3 M Sport
How do BMW differentiate their mid-size crossover from the rest of the market? Well, for a start, they don’t call it an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), rather an SAV – Sports Activity Vehicle.
So good they created a whole new category.
But is that enough?
Crossovers make up the majority of sales for all manufacturers now, it’s the most popular category and there’s huge competition to dominate the class; manufacturers need to be right on top of their game if they hope to succeed.
Fortunately for BMW, they are.
Sports Activity Vehicle
Typically, one in every three cars that leaves the BMW showroom now, is an X series car. This is great news for an X buyer, because it means that BMW are continually striving to make it better, update it, and offer more for the money.
Thanks to the clever engineers, the new X3 has pulled off the trick of gaining in size, and yet being 55Kg lighter than the previous model. Weight loss is one of the most important upgrades than any manufacturer can offer – better performance, increased fuel economy, an upgrade for ride and handling … it truly is the Holy Grail for all manufacturers.
If you’re considering an X3, then let us tempt you with a little more …
X3 M Sport
For those that don’t know, the M Sport series of models isn’t the full brawn ‘M’ range, such as the M40i or the M40d (354hp and 326hp respectively), but rather a step between the full of muscles M, and the regular range; Usain Bolt wearing flippers.
As such, there are three engine options for the M Sport X3 – 184hp petrol engine, or the choice between 190hp and 286hp diesels, which is arguably enough for most situations. However, when you add in the M Sport suspension, and M aerodynamic styling, you can see that this is no ordinary X3.
As part of the package, you also get an upgrade to 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, High-Gloss Shadowline exterior trim, and High-Gloss Black roof rails. The details are subtle, but noticeable.
All the X3 models come equipped with navigation with an online traffic awareness system, LED headlights, reversing camera, and leather upholstery (heated seats upfront). And of course, there are plenty of options available to you if you fancy a few extra toys. Our top pick would be the fantastic Heads-Up Display.
In such a competitive market, it’s good to see that BMW are offering a well-equipped standard version, but the M Sport does represent better value for money, and of course it has the perfect blend of ride, handling, and performance, without being too performance orientated.
Too come and view the M Sport BMW X3 for yourself, contact one of our professional team and they’ll make it happen.