With the growing demand for SUV’s around the world, carmakers are churning out variants at a quick pace to get an edge in the competition. Recently, BMW launched its stylish X2 SUV to fill in the gap between the affordable X1 and more luxurious X3.
And if that wasn’t enough to create an impact, the German carmaker’s 2018 BMW X3 M40i model has already begun to draw applause for being the perfect sports-tuned vehicle that has all the distinctive qualities that makes a BMW car stand out.
The driving pleasure offered by the X3 M40i is its key selling point and this is one of the best SUV’s that can be smoothly driven on the Sheikh Zayed road as well as on a desert highway.
Designed for speed
The BMW X3 M40i can zoom from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and the figures clearly indicate the extreme speed with which the vehicle can be driven with. The compact SUV is one of the fastest vehicles as it can deliver a top speed of 250 km/h. The X3 M40i gets 355 hp from twin-turbo inline-6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission system.
The firm M Sport suspension of the SUV makes it a vehicle that is most suitable for smoother highways and the variable ration steering imparts the precise handling that is required on twisted roads.
The SUV has improved driving dynamics thanks to the ‘M Adaptive Suspension’ that deploys electronically adaptive dampers which fine tunes the suspension firmness based on the SUV’s driving modes. The vehicle has three driving modes, namely Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
The 2018 BMW X3 M40i will not only appeal to those who are looking out for a high-speed adventure but it will also please customers who want a high-performance family SUV with lots of space. The total cargo space is 29 cubic feet which can be expanded to 63 cubic feet due to the folding of the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats.
Additionally, the SUV offers plenty of headroom due to the X3’s boxy shape and the panoramic sunroof. Like many of the latest luxury models from BMW, the 2018 X3 M40i is equipped with the iDrive system that provides all the latest functionalities with regard to entertainment, navigation and communications.
Experts believe that BMW X3 M40i exceeds expectations on many fronts and it has got what it takes to successfully compete with the likes of Mercedes-AMG GLC43, Audi SQ5 and Porsche Macan. The vehicle is priced at AED 330,000 in Dubai. Do you think that the 2018 BMW X3 M40i has what it takes to deliver a good value proposition? Please share your experience with us by posting your comments below.