2021 BMW X3 M Review

The 2021 BMW X3 M is a luxury SUV with stunning styling and impressive tech, as well as a powerful twin-turbo engine under the hood.

Drivers in Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH can find out more about this exciting SUV with our comprehensive 2021 BMW X3 M review from BMW of Stratham.


X3 M Performance

The X3 M comes with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine that offers smooth, consistent power. This engine produces between 473 and 503 horsepower and a reliable 442 lb-ft of torque. With the Competition model, the M gets the high-output 503-horsepower engine, a sport exhaust, and 21-inch wheels. All models use an eight-speed automatic transmission and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system.

The M Competition can run 0 to 60 in a stunning 3.3 seconds and can run a quarter in 11.6 seconds. The SUV is surprisingly agile as well, cornering and turning with the best of the M sedans. The top speed is a solid 161 mph.

  • Maximum Power: 503 horsepower
  • Maximum Torque: 442 lb-ft
  • Top Speed: 161 MPH
  • 0 to 60 MPH: 3.3 seconds

X3 M Interior

The X3 M boasts the same stylish interior and space as the X3, but it’s packed with luxury features and exclusive touches that set it apart. Some of these features include red drive-mode buttons on the steering wheel, heavily bolstered front seats, and M badging.

The M also adds selectable interior accents to customize the look, leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and heated front seats. If you want upgrades, you can choose premium leather, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and window shades.

The cargo hold has a ton of space as well. You can stow several suitcases in the back with the seats folded. There’s also lots of space to get comfortable. The cabin comes with seating for five and more than enough room to stretch your legs

  Front Rear
Cargo Room Behind Row 62.7 cubic feet 28.7 cubic feet
Headroom 41.1 inches 38.5 inches
Legroom 40.3 inches 36.4 inches

Technology and Safety

X3 M Technology and Safety

The X3 M comes standard with a 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system with a combination of touch inputs, physical knobs, and steering-wheel-mounted controls. The infotainment system can also be controlled by a rotary knob on the center console with several shortcut buttons for commonly used features.

A premium Harman Kardon® stereo system, navigation, and a built-in wi-fi hotspot are also available. With smartphone integration, you’ll be able to stream your phone’s media through the car’s onboard system. Optional enhancements include wireless charging and gesture controls, so you can use your hand to control the system. No matter how you want to cue up your favorite song, you’ll have plenty of music to choose from with the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™

Numerous safety features are included for the X3 M, such as Active Blind Spot Detection with rear cross-traffic alert. With this feature, the system will monitor the area around your vehicle and alert you if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot as you pass or reverse. Lane-Departure Warning is also included, which alerts you if you begin to drift from your lane.

Test Drive the 2021 BMW X3 M

The X3 M offers a long list of standard technology and safety features, powerful performance, and a ton of exclusive luxury touches.

Drivers in Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH can experience the 2021 BMW X3 M in person by visiting BMW of Stratham. Call or stop by our dealership today to learn more about our 2021 BMW X3 M review or schedule your test drive!

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