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THE X3 M50

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It is a standout sports machine of majestic poise and assurance topping the model range: Propelled by the most powerful inline-6-cylinder petrol engine yet fitted in an M Performance model, the BMW X3 M50 impresses with performance attributes and a distinctive aura. The powerful drive, the M suspension and the M specific design features guarantee precisely the combination of dynamism, agility and handling precision that ensure pure driving pleasure.
BMW X3 M50 xDrive [preliminary values] [1] :
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 8.3
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 189
CO2 class G


  • M TwinPower Turbo inline-6-cylinder
  • Max. output 293 kW (398 hp)*
  • Max. torque 580 Nm*
  • 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission
  • Fascinating driving dynamics

*Developed by the combination of the combustion engine and the electric motor

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4.6 seconds

4.6 seconds is the time the BMW X3 M50 xDrive needs to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.


Inline-6-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X3 M50 xDriveInline-6-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X3 M50 xDrive

Extremely rapid power delivery, a strong appetite for revs, and exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions relative to its power: This is the refined inline-6-cylinder engine of the BMW X3 M50 xDrive. The muscular power unit generates its maximum output of 280 kW (381 hp) between 5,200 and 6,250 rpm.

BMW X3 M50 xDrive driving on a dirt roadBMW X3 M50 xDrive driving on a dirt road

In addition, 48V mild hybrid technology in the form of a crankshaft-mounted starter generator helps to deliver instantaneous response to every movement of the accelerator and to optimise the car’s efficiency. The electric motor integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission can both supplement the output of the combustion engine and ease the load on it, as required by the driving situation at hand. It provides up to 13 kW (18 hp) of extra output, paving the way for a system output of 293 kW (398 hp) – a new high for a performance model from BMW M GmbH with an inline-6-cylinder petrol engine. The same goes for its maximum system torque of 580 Nm.

The engine’s spirited power development is accompanied by the emotionally engaging note from a four-pipe exhaust system.


Adaptive M suspension.

The BMW X3 M50 xDrive can be ordered as an option with the Adaptive M suspension system. This combines excellent handling properties with maximum active safety and provides the means for impressive vehicle control up to the limit. The electronically controlled dampers enable continuous metering of the damping force at each wheel individually on rebound and during compression, which enhances both agility and long-distance comfort.

Variable sport steering.

The Variable Sport steering with Servotronic creates a direct and agile steering response and ensures that less physical effort is required to turn the wheel. It reacts to the angle of the steering wheel with varying steering ratios. This improves handling when driving more dynamically and reduces the effort needed to steer when parking and turning.

M Sport differential.

The M Sport differential of the BMW X3 M50 xDrive optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, when taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces. Depending on the situation and road conditions, the electronically controlled differential lock is set to a degree of locking between zero and 100 per cent.

8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

The BMW X3 M50 xDrive features a latest-generation 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with more dynamic gearshifts. As well as shift paddles on the steering wheel, it also brings the M Sport Boost function. Here, all the powertrain and chassis systems are primed to maximise sporting response when the driver pulls on the left-hand shift paddle for at least one second – e.g. to carry out an overtaking manoeuvre.

M Sport brake.

The M Sport brake has four-piston fixed calipers at the front and single-piston floating calipers at the rear in Blue (Red when combined with M Sport package Pro) with M lettering features larger light-weight brake discs to ensure an outstanding braking performance. Adapted to the vehicle's high dynamic potential, it also allows an exceptional athletic driving style and excellent braking on wet surfaces.

THE X3 M50THE X3 M50

THE X3 M50

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BMW X3 M50 xDrive [preliminary values] [1] :
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 8.3
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 189
CO2 class G

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