BMW brought a prototype of the “charged” BMW X3 M for testsNovember 8, 2020
The Bavarian automaker is working on interim restyling for the 2018 and 2019 BMW X3 and X4 respectively. This means that the high-performance versions of the popular SUVs, the X3 M and X4 M, should also receive some updates.
Since the new BMW X3 M was only unveiled in 2020, it is unlikely to receive major mechanical changes. This means the 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six will remain unchanged at 473 horsepower for the “regular” X3 M and 503 horsepower for the X3 M Competition. The 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive should also remain part of the package.
Spy shots show that the refreshed X3 M will undergo some changes inside and out. Outside, the heavy camouflage gear at the front suggests the crossover will receive a new grille and front fascia with more aggressive styling inspired by the latest M3 and M4. The wheels of this prototype have the same cobweb-like design found in the latest M3 and M4 models.
The changes in the back will be more subtle. From the photographs, the taillights will be redesigned, and the rear panel camouflage suggests that this area will also be revised. As for the interior, the view through the windshield hints at a larger infotainment screen located in the center console. The X3 M currently has a 10.25-inch screen.
The refreshed BMW X3 is set to arrive in late 2021 as a 2022 model. This revised X3 M will likely lag behind it by a few months and will appear alongside the restyled X4 M. The 2020 X3 M was priced starting at $ 70,895 and is unlikely to deviate much from that level.
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