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According to the wizards at Europe's CAR
magazine, sources within BMW
have confirmed that the high-performance X3 M
could launch as early as 2012. A stupid-fast X3
hardly seems necessary, but then again, that's what we said about the larger X5 M
and X6 M
before falling in love after our stints behind the wheel.
states that the X3 M will likely be powered by a tweaked version of the new six-cylinder engine bound for duty in the M3. In the X3, this engine will reportedly produce somewhere around 450 horsepower, and could use a brand new tri
-turbo system - one electric turbocharger paired with two exhaust-gas-driven units.
A 450-horsepower X3? With three turbochargers (one of which is electric)? Sounds absurd (and is to be taken with a grain of salt... for now), but based on our experiences with the rest of BMW's M range, consider us totally stoked.
BMW X3 M getting ready to rumble
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