BMW Australia is making price and specification announcements left, right and centre for its new 2022 models – now it’s time for the X3 M and X4 M SUVs.

    UPDATE, 23/08/2022 – BMW Australia has increased the X3 and X4 M Competition models’ before on-road asking price by $3000.

    “BMW constantly reviews its pricing structure throughout the year, taking into consideration a number of different factors,” said a BMW Australia spokesperson.

    “However, we always aim to ensure our products remain appropriately positioned and represent a competitive pricing proposition in the market for our customers.”

    This price increase follows a similar price rise of $5600 in April 2022.

    The 2022 BMW X3 M and 2022 BMX X4 M complete the local X3/X4 line-ups, with just the top-spec Competition grades to be offered Down Under.

    Pricing starts at $166,500 for the X3 M and $173,500 for the X4 M, with updates including a new look, more torque from the 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six, and enhanced driver assistance systems.

    Both models will hit showrooms during the fourth quarter of 2021.

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    • 2022 BMW X3 M Competition: $169,500 (+$3000)
    • 2022 BMW X4 M Competition: $176,500 (+$3000)

    All prices include GST and LCT, but exclude on-road costs


    The 2022 BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six shared with the M3 and M4.

    Quoted outputs are 375kW and 650Nm – a 50Nm increase on the pre-facelifted model – with 0-100 taking a claimed 3.8 seconds for both models. That’s 0.4 seconds quicker than before.

    Drive is sent to a variable M xDrive all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed ‘Steptronic’ torque converter automatic with paddle shifters.

    Fuel Economy

    The BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition both have claimed combined cycle fuel consumption of 10.7L/100km.


    According to European specifications, the X3 M Competition measures 4716mm long, 1897mm wide and 1669mm tall, with a 2864mm wheelbase.

    Meanwhile, the X4 M Competition quotes dimensions of 4754mm/1927mm/1620mm for length/width/height and the wheelbase measures the same 2864mm.

    The EU-spec X3 M Competition offers 550L/1600L of cargo space, while the X4 M Competition quotes 525L/1430L.

    Warranty and Servicing

    BMW Australia covers its line-up with a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing can be taken care of as you go or through a pre-paid Service Inclusive plan.

    Pricing for the 2022 models is yet to be announced, we’ll update when that information becomes available later this year.


    The X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition are currently unrated by ANCAP or Euro NCAP, though some versions of the X3 and X4 wear five-star ratings.

    In terms of category scores, the X3 and X4 managed 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for pedestrian detection and 58 per cent for safety assist.

    This rating only applies to xDrive20d and xDrive30i variants in the pre-update line-up, however.

    Dual frontal, side chest, side curtain and a driver’s knee airbag are standard.

    The Driving Assistant Professional package is standard for MY22, which includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Forward collision warning
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Steering and Lane Control Assistant (semi-autonomous mode)
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Front cross-traffic alert
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Speed sign recognition
    • Proactive rear collision protection
    • Evasion aid

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment highlights for both models include:

    • 21-inch M alloy wheels
    • Tri-zone auto climate control
    • Alarm system
    • Automatic tailgate
    • 12.3-inch BMW Live Cockpit Professional
    • Comfort Access
    • Connected Package Professional
    • DAB digital radio
    • Electric seat adjustment
    • Extended Leather Merino upholstery
    • harman/kardon Surround Sound system
    • Head-up display
    • Instrument panel finished in Sensatec
    • Interior trim, carbon-fibre
    • Lumbar support for driver
    • M Sport differential
    • M xDrive
    • M Adaptive Suspension
    • Metallic paint
    • Mirror package
    • Navigation system
    • Parking Assistant Plus
    • Panorama Glass Sunroof
    • Reversing camera
    • Roof rails, high gloss black (X3 M only)
    • Seat heating for front row
    • Sport leather steering wheel
    • Speed Limit Info
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    New equipment for MY22 includes:

    • BMW Laserlight
    • Driving Assistant Professional
    • Reversing Assistant
    • Remote Software Updates

    There will also be a range of extra-cost options and packages available to tailor your X3 M Competition or X4 Competition to your liking.

    Headline packages include:

    Rear Seat Comfort Package: $2000 (X3 M), $1400 (X4 M)

    • Sun protection glazing
    • Heated seats, front and second row
    • Reclining second-row seats (X3 M)
    • Roller sunblinds for second row (X3 M)
    • Luggage compartment net

    Executive Package: $2000

    • Steering wheel heating
    • Acoustic glazing
    • Active seat ventilation, front

    Innovations Package: $1400

    • Remote Engine Start
    • Gesture Control
    • BMW Driver Recorder

    M Carbon Package: $2500 (X3 M), $4000 (X4 M)

    • M Carbon precision strut
    • M Carbon mirror caps
    • M Carbon rear spoiler (X4 M)

    For the full range of options, packages and pricing, contact your BMW dealer.

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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