What should I be paying?
Before you own, you’ve got to buy. Finance rates for the X3 M aren’t readily available yet, but the base price is big enough to make your wallet tremble. The X3 M Competition costs £77,070, which is an enormous chunk of money for a car that’s far too uncomfortable to be your only family car, and not nearly entertaining enough to be your naughty fun car. At least it’s a couple of grand cheaper than the X4 M…
Running costs? Well, if you get more than low 20s to the gallon, you’re a saint. BMW claims a reasonable 26.9mpg. In real-world driving, you’re unlikely to see a palpable saving versus the more soulful V8-powered GLC 63, in our experience. CO2 ratings of 239g/km mean a £1,185 bill.