Donington Grey BMW X3 M Competition With Tartufo Interior Is An Elegant Combo

The BMW X3 is at its best in M Competition spec, meaning that its 3.0-liter twin turbocharged six-cylinder engine makes 503 HP (510 PS) instead of the regular X3 M’s 473 HP (479 PS).

This particular one, on display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi dealership, is wearing a Donington Grey suit that works well alongside those massive 21-inch wheels, not to mention the high-gloss black accents.

While this isn’t a very flamboyant configuration, you can still easily tell that this X3 isn’t your usual compact family crossover, if only by the aggressive-looking bumpers, large wheels and quad-exhaust setup. The M badge on the tailgate speaks volumes too, obviously.

Both the X3 M and the M Competition feature high-performance brakes with drilled and ventilated discs measuring 15.6 inches (395 mm) at the front and 14.6 inches (370 mm) at the rear.

Then there’s the Tartufo leather interior with its aluminum carbon trim and various M-specific touches (gauge cluster, shifter etc). As for standard features, there are the adaptive LED headlights, sat-nav, a Harman Kardon audio system, plus plenty of safety tech such as Active Guard, Active Protection, Active Driving Assistant and Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation.

Related: BMW X3 M Competition – Another Bimmer With More Power Than Advertised

Interestingly enough, the X3 M Competition might actually be more potent than advertised. Its previously-mentioned 503 HP allow it to rocket to 60 mph (96 km/h) in about 4 seconds flat, however, a dyno test last month revealed that the fast crossover produced 491 HP at the wheels, meaning at least 524 HP at the crank.

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