BMW only recently released the F25 X3 and just a few days after, we’ve got pictures of the M Sport package to go with it. If you think the new X3 is a bit bland, it’s BMW to the rescue with an injection of a sporty body kit along with suspension updates.
The change into your X3 M Sport package starts outside, with new side skirts, wheel arches, body coloured front and rear aprons along with a choice of a Carbon Black metallic paint job only available within the M Sport package. This will provide a striking contrast to the high-gloss BMW Individual Shadow Line window guards and roof rails that contrast the 19-inch M light-weight alloy wheel rims.
Changes to the interior start with the ergonomically shaped sports seats that provide support against strong lateral forces, which you should expect since you decided to buy a high riding SUV. This will be covered in a dual fabric Pearlpoint cloth and leather upholstery which matches the roof liner which is in Anthracite.
Don’t worry, I’ve saved the best for last, and the only reason some people actually specify the M Sport package in their purchases, which is the revised suspension. You can expect a sporty ride which gives you stiffer suspension and dampers giving you that all important feedback when pointing your beloved X3 in to the corner.
When you do come out of that corner alive, take a breather and enjoy the new M multifunction leather steering with variable sports steering that you’re holding. Look to the sides of the steering wheel and you will realise that the steering wheel features gear shift paddles that works in tandem with the standard eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission.
If you see yourself being content with the package, you can expect the package to be released in the second quarter of 2011.