Watch 473 HP BMW X3 M Competition Take To The Big Apple

The X3 M Competition is a high-performance SUV with enough performance to make you weak at the knees and, in a new commercial, takes to the streets of New York City.

The defining characteristic of the X3 M Competition, as well as the X4 M Competition and the more affordable (non-Competition) variants, is the new twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. Developed by M Division, it pumps out 473 HP and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm) of torque in standard guise and 503 HP and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm) in the Competition models.

Also Read: 2020 BMW X3 M And X4 M Go Official, Rocket From 0-60 MPH In 4.1 Sec

Not long ago, figures like these were limited to supercars, but the X3 M is a spacious five-seater which can easily lug around four in supreme comfort (and five with a bit of good will on the rear passengers’ side). It also looks particularly aggressive driving through the streets of the Big Apple.

Presented with an arrow-straight stretch of road, the X3 M Competition will accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in a blistering 4.1 seconds and continue through to a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h), or 177 mph (284 km/h) with the optional M Driver’s Package.

BMW M engineers didn’t just work their magic on the vehicle’s engine. The suspension features custom swivel bearings, torque arms and wishbones and the chassis has been strengthened with M-specific bracing which includes a strut tower brace and a new A-strut by the firewall. Finally, there’s also an Active M Differential and an M Servotronic steering system, to ensure a sporty driving experience.


  • Bo Hanan

    This is just stupid. “Competition M-Cars” were need becayuse BMW started putting the “M” badge on everything, which watered down the brand, that was getting soft. Competition badges were added so that soft-asses could have an “M-Car” and be comfortable. Competition was added to suggest the real “M-Cars” were back. Now this………

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on. next they’ll have an M Competition Boat, Tractor, Skate board, Skis, Snowmobile, Lawnmower, Bicycle and maybe even a kids Big Wheel toy.

    • Dennis James

      Competition models were created in order to milk more money from customers.

  • Competition has 503hp, not 473 as listed in the title.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    I’d much rather have a GLC63S.

    V8s are awesome, and with a simple tune you can be close to 700HP.

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