To earn the right to wear the M badge, a BMW must agree to be fiddled with by engineers the mission of whom is to draw out all of its sporty essence. More than fiddled with, actually: engine, chassis, suspension, steering and brakes are all fair game.
M designers, meanwhile, sculpt the outer shell and spray special badging about to ensure the proper messaging on the road. Since 2009, BMW’s X5 and X6 SUVs have been thus fiddled with. 10 years later, it was the turn of the X3 and X4. Just recently I had occasion to drive an X3 M Competition (MSRP: $93,600, or $99,650 as equipped).
Here are 10 things absolutely positively worth knowing about the 2020 BMW X3 M Competition.
See also our Review of the 2020 BMW X3 M