An SUV cannot be as dynamic or as rapid as a sedan, much alone a purpose-built sports coupe, due to its higher center of gravity and extra weight. Nonetheless, even a two-tone car like the X3 M is ridiculously speedy off the mark, particularly if altered. This is the case here, since although BMW claims the performance crossover has a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time of 3.8 seconds, some people want it to be even faster.
This X3 M is everything from standard on the exterior, and even has a sarcastic “1StockX3M” Instagram handle plastered on the tailgate. The inline-six engine now produces 750 horsepower and 940 Newton-meters (691 pound-feet) of torque thanks to a Pure Turbos upgrade. By the numbers, that’s a 240 horsepower and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) improvement over the basic car.
The BMW X3 M Competition sprints from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a remarkable 2.91 seconds thanks to the highly enhanced 3.0-liter engine. The time it takes to reach 124 mph (200 km/h) from zero is as amazing – just 9.6 seconds. The boosted SUV ran the quarter mile in 10.53 seconds. It went on to reach 180 mph (290 km/h) on a later run.
It’s simple to foresee such an update on a lighter vehicle like the M3 Sedan to improve performance even more. With the impending M2 having essentially the same engine, it’s fair to assume the tuning community will be all over the G87 whenever it arrives. Then there’s the loudness, as the S58 produces an enticing soundscape to match the extra power. After all, it’s still an X3, which is practical and comfortable enough for a family vehicle.
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