BMW release configurator for X3 M and X4 M, and the options don't come cheap.
After several years without a high-performance compact SUV, BMW finally decided to build M versions of the X3 and X4. The X3 M and X4 M are each powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six producing 473 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque in their base trims, or 503 hp in Competition Guise. BMW has already announced pricing for all four cars - starting at $69,900 for the X3 M or $73,400 for the X4 M - the more potent Competition models add $7,000 to the price, bringing the totals to $76,900 for the X3 M Competition and $80,400 for the X4 M Competition.
But what if a customer wants to add some options to the mix? BMW has just released its configurators for the X3 M and X4 M, so we went ahead and built our dream versions of each model.
Let's start with the X4 M. Since it is the more expensive of the two, we thought we'd go all out by adding nearly all of the options and, of course, opting for the more powerful Competition model. We decided to opt for the launch color, Toronto Red Metallic, which adds an additional $550 to the price (Alpine White is the only no-cost color). All of the interior color options are no-cost but we again decided to opt for BMW's launch color - a combination of black and beige paired with carbon fiber interior trim.
There are only two packages available on the X4 M, and so we opted for both of them. The Driving Assistance Plus Package is a relative bargain for $1,700, which includes extended collision mitigation, active driving assistant, and active cruise control with stop & go. The $2,500 Executive Package includes gesture control, head-up display, wireless charging, WiFi hotspot, heated steering wheel, and parking assistant plus. We also added ventilated front seats as a $350 a la carte option, bringing the total price up to $85,500.
Since we went all out with the X4 M, we decided to be more frugal when optioning the X3 M. We decided to opt for the cheaper non-Competition model but we couldn't resist the classy vibes of the $1,950 Sunstone Metallic individual paint (pictured below). Instead of paying $1,200 for 21-inch wheels, we just kept the no-cost 20-inchers, which are likely more comfortable. Inside, we splurged $1,000 on Ivory White Extended Merino leather (pictured above) to pair with the classy exterior with some Gray Poplar Wood Trim.
BMW doesn't let you pair the Driving Assistance Plus Package with the Sunstone Metallic paint for some reason, so we just decided to leave our X3 M without any packages. We instead decided to add ventilated seats for $350 and rear manual sunshades, which are a no-cost option. In total, our bronze beauty X3 M came out to $74,150.