Two 2020 BMW High Performance SUVs Available From Dealers This Summer
The clock is ticking for the delivery of two BMW high performance SUVs to dealers for sale this summer. We know this because on April 29, a configurator that provides details on the vehicles went live on the BMW website. The news included MSRPs.
The SUVs are the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M. The starting price for the X3 M is $70,895 and it’s $74,395 for the X4 M. With these prices, you get the standard models, which are powered by a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged inline 6 and delivers 473-horsepower and 442- lbs.-ft. of torque and include 20-inch wheels, leather trim sport seats, and an assortment of M-branded gadgets like the M display in the digital instrument cluster.
Add $7,000 to the price for the Competitions.
If you’re looking for even more power, the X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition have an engine that generates 503-horsepower. While torque is the same as it is on the standard models, it’s available through a wider expanse of the rev range. The vehicles include a plethora of extras like 21-inch wheels, a sport exhaust, and thick, electronically adjustable bolstered leather and aluminum carbon trim seats and carbon-fiber trim on the door panels and dash. There is also a ConnectedDrive navigation system and 1.2-inch touchscreen with custom graphics is located on the top of the dash. Matching graphics adorn the 12.3-inch instrument cluster. A three-zone automatic climate control and ambient lighting assures that the interior is comfortable and funky.
It’s significant that both of these models carry the mark of the M. It means that they have been designed by BMWs M performance division, which is a rival to the AMG division of Mercedes-Benz. The cars have definitely earned the illuminated M logos on the seats.
No doubt you’re wondering if these two vehicles are worthy. The Competitions are. To prove the point, these models can race from 0-60 mph in 4-seconds. Although the speed of these cars is limited due to electronics, the competition models will still race 177 mph.
Since both SUVs are marked with the M, they feature chassis upgrades that include specific adaptive suspension and brakes, more assertive exterior design than the more mundane X3 and X4, and the interior trim can be upgraded to carbon fiber. Depending on driving conditions you may encounter, you can select driving modes that include Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. There are also new front and rear subframes and more bracing across the suspension as well as M calibrated adaptive dampers and electronic steering, which is shared with the BMW M5.
The chassis has been stiffened so that the car can take the extra power and for improved driving. Place your order for the car after August and you have the option to upgrade to a carbon fiber reinforced front strut brace.
In addition, the Competition models feature larger anti-roll bars to better manage body roll.
The Competition models also sport an exterior with gloss black treatment around the grille and on the bumper trim, and it also includes mirror caps, side gills and black spoiler.
It may be surprising, but yes there is such a thing as a high performance SUV and if you are craving some cargo room with some whiplash when you hit the gas, these might what you need.