BMW released information recently about the new model year X3 M and X3 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicles, and X4 M and X4M Competition Sports Activity Coupes. S58 engine design overhaul is at the top of the list of improvements the pair has been treated to for the upcoming model year. The reveal follow that of the refreshed 2022 X3 and X4.
Among the changes to the models’ powerplant: the addition of the crankshaft of the M3 and M4 models, as well as a 3D-printed cylinder head. That means power is boosted, but the 2022 iterations of the X3 and X4 M and M Competition versions gain only in the torque department.
The X3 M and X4 M are capable of 473 horsepower; for 2022, the rating remains constant. But torque is boosted from 442 pound-feet in 2021 to 457 in 2022. M Competition variants remain stable at 503 hp, with torque improved from 442 to 479 lb-ft. The changes give the M versions a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, while the M Competition versions come in at 3.7 seconds.
The X3 and X4 M and M Competition variants come with BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic gearbox with Drivelogic, with manual shifting possible from wheel paddles or the console selector. Stiffer bracing, adaptive M suspension with electronically-controlled dampers, Dynamic Stability Control, M Servotronic Steering with Variable Ratio, are additional highlights. The M Competition cars come with BMW’s M Sports Exhaust system.
New paint colors for the 2022 X3 and X4 M and M Competition variants include three metallic shades — Carbon Black, Brooklyn Grey, and Bay Blue — as well as Sao Paulo Yellow. Sport seats, the latest version of BMW’s Live Cockpit Profession with iDrive, and BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant are standard creature comforts for 2022.
Pricing starts at $$70,895 for the 2022 X3 M, and $74,395 for the 2022 X4 M. The Competition package is expected to cost at least an additional $7,000. Market launch date is scheduled for September.