BMW X3 M Competition
BMW X3 M Competition
BMW X3 M Competition

2022 BMW X3 M Competition

Pros: Sport-sedan-like handling agility; generous passenger room front and rear; respectable fuel economy in 30i

Cons: Shifter isn’t intuitive; stingy levels of standard equipment, and options add up fast; some complicated audio controls

CG Says: The 2022 BMW X3 has refreshed styling and an M Sport appearance package is available for the base model. The M40i gains a 48-volt mild hybrid system, but it doesn’t affect horsepower. The X3 M sees torque rise from 442 to 457 and with the Competition Package, torque jumps from 442 to 479. The xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped. X3 slots above the X1 and X2 in BMW’s crossover lineup. BMW also sells an X4, a fastback-roofed version of the X3. The X3 was redesigned for 2018. The base 30i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 248 hp and the M40i has a turbo 3.0-liter 6-cylinder combined with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that is rated at 382 hp. The X3 M is power by a turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six the develops 473 hp or 503 hp with the Competition Package. All models have an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 30i offers sDrive rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive. All other models have standard all-wheel drive only. Available safety features include forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, front and rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Other available features include heated/ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate controls, head-up instrument display, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The X3 delivers the BMW brand’s trademark athletic handling and performance combined with the practical benefits of a crossover SUV, and those qualities were only heightened with the excellent 2018 redesign. However, standard equipment levels aren’t particularly generous, and you’ll pay plenty for options.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices sDrive 30i: $44,695
AWD xDrive 30i: $46,695
AWD xDrive M40i: $58,795
AWD M: $70,895

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (30i)
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M40i)
Horsepower
382
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M, M Competition)
Horsepower
473 (M) 503 (M Competition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Highway Range (mpg)
20

BMW X3
2022 BMW X3
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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