BMW M GmbH is expanding its high-performance model line-up to include models in the mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) segments for the first time. The BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M set the benchmark for dynamic excellence, agility and precision in their respective classes. Also new is the launch alongside the BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M of their Competition siblings. The BMW X3 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l\/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g\/km*) and BMW X4 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l\/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g\/km*) will capture customers\u2019 imagination with their extra power and exclusive appointments. New six-cylinder in-line engine with superlative performance. The most powerful straight-six petrol engine ever to see action in a BMW\u00a0M\u00a0car provides the muscle for stunning performance attributes. The\u00a0newly developed high-revving unit with M\u00a0TwinPower Turbo technology generates maximum output of 353\u00a0kW\/480\u00a0hp from its 3.0-litre displacement, together with peak torque von 600 Nm (442 lb-ft). The version of the bi-turbo unit developed specially for the BMW\u00a0X3\u00a0M\u00a0Competition and BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M\u00a0Competition raises the output figure by 22\u00a0kW\/30\u00a0hp to 375\u00a0kW\/510\u00a0hp. Flawless distribution of power: M\u00a0xDrive, Active M Differential. \u00a0The new high-performance engine teams up with an eight-speed M\u00a0Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and uses the new M\u00a0xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which made its debut in the BMW M5, to channel its power to the road. The M\u00a0xDrive system has a rear-wheel bias and offers BMW\u00a0X3\u00a0M and BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M owners two AWD driving modes. The centrally controlled interaction between M xDrive and the Active M Differential at the rear axle allows the all-wheel-drive system to split the engine\u2019s power between the four wheels as required to deliver optimal traction, agility and\u00a0directional stability. The BMW X3\u00a0M and BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M both sprint from 0 to 100 km\/h (62 mph) in 4.2\u00a0seconds, while their Competition variants hit 100\u00a0km\/h (62 mph) from rest in just 4.1\u00a0seconds. M-specific chassis technology provides sublime dynamics. The combination of dynamism and precision for which BMW M cars are renowned is underpinned by model-specific body strengthening elements and sophisticated chassis technology tuned astutely to marshal the engine\u2019s power. With three settings selectable at the touch of a button, the M-specific suspension\u2019s electronically controlled dampers enable both excellent everyday comfort and extremely direct contact with the road, with low wheel and body movements. The bespoke kinematics and elastokinematics of the M-specific suspension \u2013 with its double-joint spring strut front axle and five-link rear axle \u2013 deliver precise wheel location and directional stability. Composed to also deliver precisely controllable on-limit handling, the chassis technology package rounds off with M-specific steering (including M\u00a0Servotronic and variable ratio) and powerful M\u00a0compound brakes. Among the other items on the standard specification list are 20-inch M\u00a0light-alloy wheels. Like the damper control systems and M\u00a0xDrive modes, the engine and transmission characteristics and steering set-up can be adjusted at the touch of a button. The DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system allows controlled wheel slip in M\u00a0Dynamic Mode and, needless to say can also be switched off. Plus, the content shown in the optional Head-Up Display can be specified via the iDrive menu. The driver can store two overall set-up options \u2013 configured as desired from the above parameters \u2013 in the iDrive menu and select them as and when required using the two M\u00a0buttons on the steering wheel. Signature M\u00a0design elements for the exterior and interior. M-specific design features optimise the supply of cooling air for the BMW\u00a0X3\u00a0M, BMW X4\u00a0M and Competition models, as well as their aerodynamics. Inside the cars, the electrically adjustable sports seats, Vernasca leather upholstery, M-specific cockpit, M\u00a0leather steering wheel and M\u00a0gearshift selector lever create a sporty and luxurious ambience. The BMW\u00a0X3\u00a0M\u00a0Competition and BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M\u00a0Competition bring further exclusive accents to the exterior, in the form of High-gloss Black for the BMW\u00a0kidney grille surround, exterior mirror caps and M\u00a0gills, and the rear spoiler of the Sports Activity Coupe. Their standard equipment also includes 21-inch M\u00a0light-alloy wheels in polished Black and an M Sport exhaust system. The expressive aura of the interior, meanwhile, is enhanced by M\u00a0Sport seats with extended Merino leather upholstery, model-specific door sill plates and a model nameplate on the centre console. Options for the Competition models include special bi-colour leather upholstery variants with Alcantara applications. The optional M\u00a0Carbon exterior package (expected to be available from August 2019), which features design elements in carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the front air intakes, the air blades in the front apron, the rear diffuser and the exterior mirror caps, adds further individual flourishes. On\u00a0the BMW X4\u00a0M and BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M Competition, these elements are joined by a CFRP rear spoiler. Among the items fitted as standard in the BMW\u00a0X3\u00a0M, BMW\u00a0X4\u00a0M and Competition models are LED headlights, the hi-fi speaker system and the ConnectedDrive navigation package including the Navigation system Professional. The options list for the BMW X3 and BMW X4 provides further scope for individualisation and includes cutting-edge driver assistance systems and the digital services from BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive.