SUVs have become more important than ever to BMW’s bottom line, but that doesn’t mean the German automaker has forgotten its performance roots. In fact, big-horsepower SUVs that can corner as well as its sports sedans are becoming a popular part of BMW’s product portfolio. Its latest and greatest — and one of its hottest — is the new 2020 BMW X3 M.
The X3 M is the work of BMW’s legendary M division, the automaker's in-house tuner shop and the brains behind its iconic high-performance M3 and M5. Over the last few years, its engineers have been cranking up the performance of many other BMW models. The result is a growing line of high-performance cars and SUVs that includes the new X3 M as well as the M2 Competition, M8, and X5 M. These are hardcore M machines that offer significantly more power, speed, and handling than BMW’s mainstream models. The new 2020 BMW X3 M competes with the Audi SQ5, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Jaguar F-PACE SVR.