The hi-performance 2019 BMW X3M has been caught on the road while testing and latest reports suggest its arrival somewhere next year. Many of us expect this version with big excitement. The company recently introduced a completely new, third generation of the compact crossover. So, it is now a hi-performance model’s turn. The M-badge version is about to comes with various modifications.
We are about to see several tweaks in terms of styling, but main thing about the new model will be in terms of mechanics. We will see a completely new powertrain, as well as new suspension, brakes etc. As we already mentioned, the new model is in testing phase and still wears a camouflage. So, it is hard to predict more precise visual details. However, something can be noticed even through the camouflage. The new 2019 X3M should arrive sometime next year.
2019 BMW X3M redesign
The famous M department now works on another company’s model. This time, we are about to see a hi-performance version of the famous SUV, which is present for almost fifteen year. The new version will come in a true M manner. Just like famous sedans with this badge, this small crossover will also come with various modifications that will provide better performances at the first place. Besides an expected hi-output engine, we are about to see various other changes. The upgraded chassis will come with new suspension, as well as new brakes and several other parts. All this will provide better driving quality and overall performances. When it comes to styling, the current test mule still wears a camouflage, but we can see some details even through it.
2019 BMW X3M styling
Despite the camouflage, some new features of the 2019 BMW X3M are pretty obvious. For example, the new model looks wider due to new bumpers, and also comes with new set of larger wheels. Testing model features probably 20-inch wheels, with 265/40 tires. Also, we are expecting to see various details that are usual for hi-performance models from Bavaria. Some further tweaks in terms of styling cues are not expect, although some tweaks on the grill are quite possible. When it comes to the interior design, we are about to see many new things. The 2019 BMW X3M will borrow many details from a M3 sedan, including steering wheel-mounted gear shifters and overall dashboard layout. Also, expect new instrument cluster and plenty of M badges around the vehicle, as well as recognizable quad-exhaust tips.
2019 BMW X3M engine
The new 2019 BMW X3M is likely to get a new engine. To remind you, there is already an X3 M40i version that comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine, which has a max output of 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of power. The new version is about to use the engine from current M3/4 sedans. This engine is good for about 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. However, Bavarian engineers could make some additional tweaks that will make the new model closer to 450 hp.
When it comes to the transmission, the 2019 BMW X3M will come with a standard 8-speed automatic gearbox. As we already mentioned, mounted paddle shifters should be standard feature. Exact numbers in terms of acceleration, top speed and fuel economy are still unknown, but we expect that the company will announce them in near future.
2019 BMW X3M release date and price
The 2019 BMW X3M is in the late stage of development. It still wears a camouflage, but we are pretty sure that its arrival is pretty close. According to some optimistic reports, it could come already in the first half of the next year.
On the other side, we won’t make predictions about the price. The new model will have tough competition. Naturally, the arch-rival will be a Mercedes-Benz GLC63 AMG. However, there are also upcoming models like Audi RS Q5 and Jaguar F-Pace SVR.