You’ve seen what the 2019 BMW X3M and X4M look like, heard their muscly on-paper credentials, and now we know much they’re going to cost.
BMW Australia has confirmed local pricing and specification on these mighty mini-trucks ahead their August arrival, shunning Europe’s four-car range for a streamlined two-car Competition-only line-up.
That’s right, our X3Ms and X4Ms will be only the fittest, using the Competition’s upgraded S58 engine. They find another 22kW from BMW’s new M-spec 3.0-litre twin-turbo six and hold the torque peak 350rpm longer, meaning they’ll deliver 375kW at 7200rpm and 600Nm from 2600rpm to 5950rpm.
Using an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive system, the Competitions are one tenths faster than the standard cars, delivering 0-100km/h sprints in 4.1sec. That’s equal to the current M3 Competition’s claimed time, if you’re wondering, even though they’re 410kg heavier at 1970kg.
Price wise, it seems BMW paid close attention to their competition. The arrangement under cuts the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S and Coupe by $6630 respectively.
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The X3 M competition starts at $157,900 and the X4M charges another $7K for its sloped-roof silhouette at $164,900.
As for what else Competitions score above standard spec, their wheels measure 21-inch instead of the regular 20-inches. Tyre width is the same, though, spanning 255mm wide up front and 265mm out back.
BMW Oz has also thrown on an M Sport Exhaust as standard, giving us the first sample of the new M3’s engine soundtrack through their quad-tip exhaust arrangement.
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Competitions make do with specifically tuned adaptive damping and huge 395mm front brake discs. They’re clamped by four-piston calipers while the rear comprises 370mm discs with single calipers.
Meanwhile, inside, are special M Sport seats with badging. Then Competitions also score gloss black on the front grille, side vents and mirror caps. The X4M also gets rear lip spoiler on its boot.
Got a dog? About 550 litres of boot space in the X3M and 525 in the X4M become 1600L and 1430L respectively when you fold the rear chairs.
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Current known options are priced as follows:
- Steering wheel heating: $500
- Acoustic glazing: $500
- Sun protection glazing: $800
- Front and rear seat heating: $700
- Active seat ventilation: $1,600
- TV function: $2,250
- Apple CarPlay: $623
- BMW Gesture Control: $450