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Published on August 15th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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BMW Malaysia Launches X3 M Competition for RM887K

BMW Malaysia launched the first-ever X3 M Competition for RM 886,551.58. This high-performance luxury SUV was globally debuted in February of last year. It comes with a newly developed 3-litre inline 6 M TwinPower Turbo petrol engine that’s capable of 510hp and 600Nm of torque. 0-100km/h in dispatched in just 4.1 seconds and an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters. This gearbox has three Drivelogic modes available: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus. The chassis as a whole features a lot of M-specific components.

This model combines the best of BMW’s X and M cars, so comfort is not neglected. You get sculptural M Sport seats with illuminated M badge below the semi-integrated head restraint. These are upholstered in premium Leather Merino upholstery. It’s also plenty practical, with a 550L boot that can be expanded to 1600L with the rear seats folded down. The X3 M Competition also gets seat backrest adjustment in the rear and roller sunblinds on each of the rear side windows.

Other performance parts include:

  • strut brace in the engine compartment
  • adaptive dampers
  • stiffer stabilisers
  • Active M Differential
  • M Compound Brakes
  • M xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive

Equipment on the BMW X3 M Competition is as follows:

  • slim diffuser in high-gloss Black
  • M-specific roof spoiler
  • adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant
  • full-LED taillights as standard
  • M Sport exhaust system
  • 21-inch bicolour M light alloy wheels
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Black kidney grille surrounds, side gills and wing mirror caps
  • Head-Up Display with M-specific display variants
  • Parking Assistant Plus featuring Surround View and Remote 3D Service
  • 10.25-inch Control Display
  • BMW Gesture Control
  • ConnectedDrive Services with Concierge Service, Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call and Apple CarPlay
  • Driving Assistant Plus and Parking Assistant Plus
  • Comfort Access
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound system with 600W amplifier power, nine channels and 16 speakers
  • Wireless smartphone charging
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Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

BMW Malaysia today introduced the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition at the Secret Garage @ M Town, expanding the premium mid-size segment with M powered driving machines.

The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition further expands the BMW X portfolio of powerful Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV). It brings a whole new level of speed and performance to the segment with the new BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine that is capable of 510 hp.

In addition to power, the new high-powered SAV is also equipped with advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent in-car connectivity features. This includes the Driving Assistant Plus that offers optimal support during sporty driving.

Symbiosis of style and speed.

The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition appears with the characteristically M design elements, complemented by the sporty aesthetics of the BMW X.

The powerful front section of the vehicle is made up of the distinctive front apron and large, hexagonal air intake – built to ensure optimal ventilation for the front brakes under high thermal loads. The new BMW M model also feature adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant, along with full-LED taillights as standard.

A long bonnet and wheelbase, steeply-raked windscreen, and slightly rectangular wheel arches lend the new models an exceptionally sporty silhouette. The M Sport exhaust system – recognisable by its four black chrome tailpipes – adds an unmistakeable sound when going full throttle and at high revs. The new BMW M model also run on 21-inch bicolour M light alloy wheels and are equipped with Adaptive M suspension. Black
kidney grille surrounds, side gills and wing mirror caps are also standard to the models.

The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition features a slim diffuser in high-gloss Black and an M-specific roof spoiler.

The power of M meets the agility of the BMW X.

Powering the new BMW M models to a powerful 375kW / 510hp is the newly-developed three-litre M TwinPower Turbo straight-six petrol engine. With a peak torque of 600Nm at 2,600 – 5,950 rpm, the new BMW M models generate a top speed of 250km/h (limited) and are capable of achieving the century sprint in merely 4.1 seconds. The new BMW M models consume 10.6 litres of fuel per 100km of travel and records a carbon emission of 244g/km.

Power is transmitted to the new high-powered BMW M models via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic – capable of performing automatic or manual gear changes via the gear selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Three Drivelogic modes are available: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus – for extremely short shift times. The chassis of the new BMW M models have been upgraded with a high proportion of M-specific components for even sportier driving characteristics – improving not just performance but handling and lateral dynamics as well.

The strut brace in the engine compartment increases stiffness of the front section when subjected to strong lateral acceleration. This is complemented by adaptive dampers, stiffer stabilisers, along with the Active M Differential and M Compound Brakes that are made of composite materials to reduce weight and achieve even more powerful deceleration. The M xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive also allows for conventional variable power distribution, or a Sport mode with even more pronounced and dynamic
rear-wheel bias.

Designed for comfort – be it on the road or the tracks.

The cockpit of the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition welcomes passengers with an iconic M interior ambience that is equally sporty and elegant. Front passengers are greeted with entry sills bearing the M model designation and comfortable front seats with active seat ventilation and lumbar support. Special trim levels also reflect their superior performance, along with the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, red M Drive buttons, and a red Start/Stop button.

These are complemented by the redesigned M gear selector lever and the three-level controls for the engine, damper and steering responses. Further M-specific highlights found in the new BMW M models include interior trim finishers ‘Carbon Fibre’, decorative seams in BMW M colours, M seatbelts, M pedals, along with a M-specific instrument cluster, and knee pads.

Comfort is offered to the new BMW M models via sculptural M Sport seats with illuminated M badge below the semi-integrated head restraint, furnished with premium Leather Merino upholstery. In terms of luggage capacity, the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition has a boot space of 550 litres that can be increased to 1,600 litres. Exclusively available in the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition are seat backrest adjustment for rear seat passengers as well as roller sunblind for rear side windows.

Advanced assistance and safety systems.

Both BMW M models benefit from advanced assistance systems and intelligent in-car connectivity features, including the Head-Up Display with M-specific display variants, along with the Parking Assistant Plus featuring Surround View and Remote 3D Service.

The advanced infotainment systems available within the new BMW M models are the 10.25-inch Control Display that can be operated via the iDrive controller, by touch, and the BMW Gesture Control. ConnectedDrive Services available as standard to both BMW M models equip owners with Concierge Service, Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call and Apple CarPlay.

The new BMW M models come with intelligent assistance systems such as the Driving Assistant Plus and Parking Assistant Plus. The Comfort Access system also offers both convenience and safety with automatic tailgate operation of the new SAV and SAC.

The Harman Kardon surround-sound system with 600W amplifier power, nine channels and 16 speakers provide endless in-car entertainment. The wireless smartphone charging feature within the vehicles also allow for uninterrupted driving pleasure.

Colour offerings for the First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition includes Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Donington Grey, Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and the new Toronto Red. Depending on the selected exterior offering, the new models can be furnished with exquisite Leather Merino interior upholstery in Black, Sakhir Orange or Adelaide Grey.

The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide from 14 th August 2020. Customers can also book the new BMW M models on http://www.shop.bmw.com.my/ at RM5,000 each and be in the running to bring home a new BMW i8 Coupé.

Limited-Time, Special Programmes in Conjunction with Secret Garage @ M Town. For a limited time only, BMW Group Malaysia is offering special programmes and campaigns for a range of BMW M models from 15th August to 30th September 2020.

The Limited-Time M Town Special Support offers new owners of the BMW M2 Competition, BMW M4 Coupé, BMW M5 Sedan, BMW M850i xDrive Coupé an attractive price reduction of RM25,000, RM45,000, RM70,000 and RM75,000 respectively.

The First-Ever BMW X3 M Competition RM 886,551.58

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