Pumped-up BMW X3 M40i

The BMW X3 M40i feels like a grand tourer when driven leisurely and can morph into a speedster in "sport" mode

The BMW X3 M40i puts the "sport" in sport utility vehicle.
The BMW X3 M40i puts the "sport" in sport utility vehicle.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
The BMW X3 M40i puts the "sport" in sport utility vehicle.
The BMW X3 M40i puts the "sport" in sport utility vehicle.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

In January, BMW launched its third-generation X3 sport utility vehicle here. Then, The Straits Times sampled the X3 xDrive30i M Sport with a 2-litre turbocharged engine.

This time, we tested the X3 M40i, which is the higher-end version with a 3-litre turbo engine and costs $56,000 more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Pumped-up X3'. Print Edition | Subscribe