The high-performance 2020 BMW X3M has been caught red-handed when testing and the latest reports show its arrival somewhere next year. Many of us expect this version with great joy. The company recently introduced a completely new third-generation compact crossover. So, now it’s the turn of the high-performance model. The M-badge version will come with various modifications.
We will see some changes in style, but the main thing about the new model is in terms of mechanics. We will see a completely new powertrain, as well as new suspension, brakes etc. As we have already mentioned, the new model is in the testing phase and still uses camouflage. So, it is difficult to predict more precise visual details. However, something can be considered even through camouflage. The new 2020 BMW X3M will arrive around next year.
2020 BMW X3 M Redesign, Changes
The famous M Department now works on other company models. This time, we will see a hi-performance version of the famous SUV, which has been present for almost fifteen years. The new version will come with a true M. Just like the famous sedan with this badge, this small crossover will also come with various modifications that will provide better performance in the first place.
In addition to the expected hi-output engine, we will see various other changes. The enhanced chassis will come with a new suspension, as well as new brakes and several other parts. All of this will provide better driving quality and overall performance. When it comes to style, mule tests today are still wearing camouflage, but we can see some details even through it.
2020 BMW X3 M Engine, Porformance
The new 2020 BMW X3M is likely to get a new engine. To remind you, there is already an BMW X3 M40i version that comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine, which has a maximum output of 355 horsepower and 369 pounds-foot of power. The new version will use the engine from the current M3 / 4 sedan. This engine is good for around 425 horsepower and 406 pounds-foot of torque. However, Bavarian engineers can make some additional adjustments that will make the new model closer to 450 hp.
When it comes to transmission, 2020 BMW X3M will come with a standard 8-speed automatic gearbox. As we have mentioned, moving paddles installed must be a standard feature. The exact numbers in terms of acceleration, top speed and fuel economy are still unknown, but we hope the company will announce it in the near future.
2020 BMW X3 M Exterior, Interior
Despite camouflage, some of the new features of 2020 BMW X3M are quite clear. For example, the new model looks wider because of the new bumper, and also comes with a new larger wheel set. The test model features may be 20 inches wheels, with 265/40 tires. In addition, we expect to see the usual details for high-performance models from Bavaria.
Some further tweaks in terms of styling cues are not expected, although some tweaks on the grill are very possible. When it comes to interior design, we will see many new things. 2020 BMW X3M will borrow a lot of detail from BMW M3 sedan, including the gear shift installed on the steering wheel and the overall dash layout. Also, expect new instrument clusters and lots of M badges around the vehicle, as well as easily recognizable quad-exhaust tips.
2020 BMW X3 M Release Date, Prices
The new 2020 BMW X3M is in the final stages of development. Still wearing camouflage, but we are pretty sure that his arrival is quite close. According to some optimistic reports, it could come in the first half of next year.
On the other hand, we will not make predictions about prices. The new model will have tough competition. Naturally, the mortal enemy is Mercedes-Benz GLC63 AMG. However, there are also upcoming models such as Audi RS Q5 and Jaguar F-Pace SVR.