2019 BMW X3 M40i - X3 Finally Gets M-Power


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    Alex on AutosAlex on Autos

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    BMW helped start the compact luxury crossover segment with their very first X3 but until now BMW has resisted making performance versions for some reason. The all-new third generation CUV however is different with the addition of the M40i trim, the first time the X3 has received the legendary letter M. As part of BMW's new M-Performance line, the M40i is more than previous M-Sport trims of the X3 but less than a "full-on-M" like the X5M or X6M. While folks looking for an X3M will be disappointed, this model is aimed directly at folks that want more power, high value, and a direct Mercedes GLC 43 AMG competitor.
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traquilito20
traquilito20

In th past 2 years BMW has definitely stepped its game up. Their cars in the last 2 years cannot compare to their cars 5 years ago

Vor 20 Tage
Raghu Reddy
Raghu Reddy

WTF is M Sport, M performance Line, actual M ? So much confusion

Vor 20 Tage
H34VENSD3V1L
H34VENSD3V1L

This is the same exact car Matt Maran did a review on. Pretty sure it's a 2018 not 2019

Vor 26 Tage
Sunset
Sunset

Was hoping they would update the displays on the 2019 version to reduce the tap delay which can be annoying at times. Still an amazing build.

Vor Monat
Eric Uh
Eric Uh

Can’t wait for new X3M. I will order one X3M, when go on sale next year.

Vor Monat
Ed Bleka
Ed Bleka

Great video thank u so much!!!

Vor Monat
r56mini
r56mini

GLC looks awkward. Appearance is just as important as performance to me.

Vor Monat
Sc0tt69
Sc0tt69

He doesn't even know what year vehicle he's reviewing - 1:43 he says this is a rear wheel drive vehicle - Fail!

Vor Monat
Tihomir Todorov
Tihomir Todorov

Great review as always! When can we expect an x4 m40i one?

Vor Monat
Scott Eoff
Scott Eoff

He seems to communicate the facts as if he thinks are facts, but he misinformed on a lot of facts and his opinions seemed very bias. Next time he needs to research ALLOT more before talks about something he dosesn't understand.

Vor 2 Monate
Cole Lockridge
Cole Lockridge

Nah. Hes all good

Vor Monat
Mineth Nawarathna
Mineth Nawarathna

Where’s the disco sport at?

Vor 2 Monate
Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander

When a reviewer cannot even get the model year correct, well.....This is a 2018 X3 M40i not a 2019

Vor 2 Monate
Trop x
Trop x

This is a 2018 model he's reviewing. BMW removed the gas shock that holds the cargo cover open from the 2019 models.

Vor 2 Monate
Shuo Wang
Shuo Wang

Soccer mom vehicle gets pointless big engine. Bring the M340 please

Vor 2 Monate
Real RockRolla
Real RockRolla

Alex are you all right???This X3 is longer and higher than Q5,GLC and XC60 by faarrrr.What is this graphic??????I m verry disapointed by you

Vor 2 Monate
Wilhelm Taylor
Wilhelm Taylor

Got mine 3 months ago and I am extremely satisfied. A couple of their packages, $58K....I'll be driving this for a very long time. LOTS of cameras. Love the way it does a 3D rendition.

Vor 2 Monate
BobsGT235
BobsGT235

Sorry, but your review is on a 2018 X3, not a 2019 like your title states.

Vor 2 Monate
Pug A
Pug A

It wont matter if they are exactly the same car.

Vor 6 Tage
R K
R K

Glad someone else caught this. Was just going to say the same. Busted

Vor Monat
Q2r8e7
Q2r8e7

Yup, busted. This is an early-mid 2018 X3 M40i. It has a 2018 non-M steering wheel (the 2019s come with the M steering wheel), the badges are in the old locations on the hatch (everything but the roundel were moved lower down towards the end of the 2018MY), and the 2018 hydraulic strut for the back storage hatch was removed in the 2019MY.

Vor 2 Monate
Mohammadali Varfan
Mohammadali Varfan

A good video as always just one suggestion, for SUVs, crossovers, etc it would be very helpful if you measure the trunk, for example measuring from the trunk door till the base of the rear seat and the front seats when the rear seats are folded.

Vor 2 Monate
tompetersen001
tompetersen001

I’ve had my X3 M40i since July. Best BMW I have ever owned. Like a rocket ship, drives and handles great. The 3rd gen X3 is much, much nicer than the 2nd gen I had before (2016). Much BETTER interior, great entertainment system, digital dash, just a great fun car. Always have a smile on my face ...... Oh, and the sound of the exhaust is fantastic. Spend the extra money and get the M 40i.

Vor 2 Monate
Wilhelm Taylor
Wilhelm Taylor

I purchased my X3m40i June 1st. I've been getting around 23mpg average, just like the sticker says. Just did a round trip from Boulder CO to Bristol TN, 3900miles total, average 28.1mpg. For long trips I use ECO mode. This thing is a blast with great pick-up. I'm amazed at the 3D view they generate with the 4 cameras.

Vor 28 Tage
Zhenduo Du
Zhenduo Du

This is no 2019 model, this is 2018 model.

Vor 2 Monate
H34VENSD3V1L
H34VENSD3V1L

I watched a video with the same exact car in it ( I can tell because it has the same license plate😂😂)

Vor 26 Tage
Mike Solis
Mike Solis

I think so too as it does not have the M sport wheel.

Vor Monat
Karunagaran Seyon
Karunagaran Seyon

Are you sure Android auto is available in this car? I thought BMW doesn't how integrate it with iDrive system :-)

Vor 2 Monate
Q2r8e7
Q2r8e7

It's not -- none of the X3s have it. Apple Carplay only.

Vor 2 Monate
TheSouthernBrother
TheSouthernBrother

3 Series wagon > This.

Vor 2 Monate
listenmullahsb
listenmullahsb

Seriously... this is a 2019 premium BMW model without ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL????? My 2014 VW Golf has Active Cruise Control, this POS would be more of a headache than my Golf on the motorway!!??

Vor 2 Monate
Q2r8e7
Q2r8e7

I believe BMW, attempting to squeeze blood from a turnip, put the active cruise control as an extra-cost option.

Vor 2 Monate
Baasil F.
Baasil F.

This thing is huge. I always confuse this new one for a X5 now lol.. It looks nice tho

Vor 2 Monate
Alofzico
Alofzico

Good review as usual

Vor 2 Monate
alliejr
alliejr

That blue over brown is HAWT! But the cold (color) aluminum trim clashes with the warm (color) interior upholstery. And the mix of aluminum and chrome bezels sort of clashes also. BMW should have replaced the aluminum with something black or carbon fiber or dark wood.

Vor 2 Monate
Michael O'Donnell
Michael O'Donnell

'Only $65,000'. For a compact crossover that has a harsh ride, and is good for

Vor 2 Monate
Nissand21 guy
Nissand21 guy

I think you are wrong ive driven a 4 series grand coupe and its amazing

Vor 2 Monate
alliejr
alliejr

Agreed!

Vor 2 Monate
TheHvk
TheHvk

Everything in this segment is nice, but will bankrupt you once it's out of warranty and probably isn't a smart financial move for most people watching. You're better off paying cash for a used Toyota or Kia and being done with it.

Vor 2 Monate
Mike Solis
Mike Solis

I own one. Buying 10 years service with rim protection was cheap for me as well. Paid all cash at time of purchase so I agree with you comment cash is not an issue. It was the car I wanted. I dont like larger SUVs. This was the best last year as it was first introduced in MY2018. On another note sad to hear the M sport wheel and the M sport diff where not seen or mentioned. for MY2019.

Vor Monat
TheHvk
TheHvk

@police_state, that's my point, most buyers of luxury vehicles can't truly "swing it." Financing/leasing the car impacts their lifestyle and is a huge opportunity cost for them doing actually productive things financially.

Vor Monat
police_state
police_state

+TheHvk One is fun to drive and one isn't? Who would want to drive a Kia if you can swing the powerhouse m40i?

Vor Monat
TheHvk
TheHvk

How so? They both get you from point a to point b with similar amounts of utility. Only one will bankrupt you and the others won't.

Vor Monat
ctchrisf
ctchrisf

kinda apples and oranges isn't it?

Vor Monat
Tim's Auto Vision Tv
Tim's Auto Vision Tv

Watch "2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo walk around" on YouTube http://youtu.be/xYw6qY2jMFs

Vor 2 Monate
Jonathan A
Jonathan A

German vehicles are nice driving machines, but brutally unreliable. Rather have an Asian make.

Vor 2 Monate
Isaac MacDonald
Isaac MacDonald

Huh. Very surprised by the comments on ride. Did this have the optional dynamic/adaptive dampers? I’ve test driven GLC 43 and X3 M40i with 21” wheels and dynamic dampers on literally the exact same test drive loop, and the X3 in comfort mode is worlds better than the GLC 43 in comfort mode. We ended up buying an X3 M40i with 20” wheels and adaptive dampers, and my wife thinks it’s significantly more comfortable than the base prior gen X3 we had.

Vor 2 Monate
Zaven
Zaven

I'd also like to know if Alex teated the adaptive dampers on this X3.

Vor 22 Stunden
alliejr
alliejr

Riding in recent model year X5s, I am shocked at the uncomfortable, non-luxurious ride (and that customers seem to accept this). I'm sure the tires are a huge contributing factor. My last BMW was a 2000 7 Series (E38 a-la The Transporter) and it was glorious. I doubt I'll ever buy a BMW again.

Vor 2 Monate
David Garces Arias
David Garces Arias

I think the x3 is longer than the q5

Vor 2 Monate
Alex
Alex

1:36 what is a Lexus UX?

Vor 2 Monate
C Padda
C Padda

Alex - the wannabe competitor to the bmw x1

Vor 2 Monate
maximua78
maximua78

Correction: it has no android auto, like any other BMW on the planet...

Vor 2 Monate
Antonio Zamudio
Antonio Zamudio

maximua78 *Every not ‘any’.

Vor 2 Monate
JanPogiMan
JanPogiMan

@Alex on Autos That looks like the road in Mt. Hood national park....did some hiking there on Mt. Hood couple months ago. Beautiful place.

Vor 2 Monate
Killacamfoo O.G.
Killacamfoo O.G.

M should be reserved for cars only.

Vor 2 Monate
Chief Wiggum
Chief Wiggum

Killacamfoo O.G. It’s not an M.. it’s an M Performance (which is midway between normal and M

Vor 2 Monate
Steven Joe
Steven Joe

That instrument panel is top shelf and the gas mileage is impressive.

Vor 2 Monate
blud work
blud work

who buys an X3M with beige seats?

Vor 2 Monate
Seth N
Seth N

They aren't beige they are Cognac.

Vor 2 Monate
Joe Tacchino
Joe Tacchino

It’s not an X3M.

Vor 2 Monate
lenivo a2
lenivo a2

Thanks again Alex for the professional review of this car. I always refer to your reviews when I decide to buy a new vehicle and the way you present the cars answers all my questions. Keep the good work. Regards

Vor 2 Monate
bassandtrebleclef
bassandtrebleclef

We have a 2011 X5 with multiple oil leaks and a leaking AC compressor. BMW no longer makes vehicles that even pretend to be reliable. The $3800 bill for the leaking AC compressor was as much shocking as it was laughable.

Vor 2 Monate
Sunset
Sunset

These cars need to be maintained. It's not a toyota.

Vor Monat
Jaguar Z
Jaguar Z

why you try to make bad publicity when nobody asked you anything in he first place ? your car doesn't represent every car of it's range or brand Stop lying

Vor 2 Monate
Trop x
Trop x

"Luxury is when you can practically forget about it."? Then you must consider the Toyota Camry one of the most luxurious cars in the world.

Vor 2 Monate
Nissand21 guy
Nissand21 guy

bassandtrebleclef  Less really The shop i work at is Family owned and the Father worked for Rolls and Mercedes back in the 80s so i think us a an INDEPENDENT know what were doing

Vor 2 Monate
Nissand21 guy
Nissand21 guy

Maybe the dealer screwd you lol

Vor 2 Monate
Nan Li
Nan Li

Why not put m steering wheel on it?

Vor 2 Monate
Q2r8e7
Q2r8e7

Real 2019 X3 M40i models do have the M wheel (in the US, at least). The 2018 M40i did not have it, and this video clearly shows a 2018 M40i (and there are other tells that show this , too).

Vor 2 Monate
Daniel Chiang
Daniel Chiang

Nan Li Some BMW forum members have contacted BMW NA and their answer is due to low supplies. BMW NA confirmed for North American market (US and Canada), except for 5 and 7 series, all other G-chassis M-trimmed models will get a “normal” steering wheel until at least the end of 2018.

Vor 2 Monate
howlingwolf125y
howlingwolf125y

Wow.. One big disadvantage with low profile tires.. It is true what Consumer Reports mentioned in a recent issue. Those low profile tire make the ride much worse. Also with low profiles, hitting chuck holes can damage the tire and wheel (that's an expensive repair). I am getting standard higher profile files on my next SUV.

Vor 2 Monate
alliejr
alliejr

Riding in recent model year X5s, I am _shocked_ at the uncomfortable, non-luxurious ride (and that customers seem to accept this). I'm sure the tires are a huge contributing factor. My last BMW was a 2000 7 Series (E38 a-la The Transporter) and it was glorious. I doubt I'll ever buy a BMW again.

Vor 2 Monate
Peder Hansen
Peder Hansen

low profile tires have almost just downsides.. including putting hurt on your wallet

Vor 2 Monate
Sunil Datla
Sunil Datla

I still don't understand why this model is not list under M performance category on BMW Website. Will there be another model under M performance category?

Vor 2 Monate
Raghu Reddy
Raghu Reddy

Because of competition, they don't know what's right performance.

Vor 20 Tage
Q2r8e7
Q2r8e7

BMW announced the X3 M and X4 M about a week ago. Details are sparse, though. Just do a google search for "bmw x3 m".

Vor 2 Monate
Joe Tacchino
Joe Tacchino

Dave Hicks BMW has officially announced it. No spec yet.

Vor 2 Monate
Dave Hicks
Dave Hicks

Yes, there are reports a 2019 BMW X3M is coming. Purportedly 475 hp

Vor 2 Monate
dwhumans
dwhumans

Why do some M40i’s have the rear emblems at the bottom and some at the top? I’ve seen 2 of them with different emblem placements

Vor 2 Monate
thebonefletcher
thebonefletcher

dwhumans half way through 2018 model year they started putting them on the bottom. Now (2019) are all on the bottom.

Vor 2 Monate
gordonyz4
gordonyz4

I've seen dyno reports more than 355hp at wheel stock, which means actual HP number is close to 400

Vor 2 Monate
stubones
stubones

LOL @ you moron. It's quite feasible the engine is producing more than claimed. The F10 and F90 M5 both produce in excess of 600hp, the M3 and M4 produce up to 480hp. The only LOL is you peanut brain.

Vor 2 Monate
김동준
김동준

gordonyz4 lol

Vor 2 Monate
Viana Andre
Viana Andre

I thought the BMW M3 was bigger than the Q5

Vor 2 Monate
Viana Andre
Viana Andre

+stubones Yes X3M

Vor 2 Monate
stubones
stubones

You mean X3...

Vor 2 Monate
Ricky Holmes
Ricky Holmes

355 hp isn't bad (The sq5 and Glc 43 are about the same in power). This segment needs more competition (The type s rdx is coming but it would be nice to see a qx50 redsport , xt5 v sport , or even an Nx-f).

Vor 2 Monate
intelmike181
intelmike181

+Norm T Acura officially confirmed the type S... Meanwhile GM is killing "Buick" in North America...

Vor 2 Monate
Blake Swan
Blake Swan

+Peder Hansen was must going to say this. Exactly

Vor 2 Monate
Ricky Holmes
Ricky Holmes

+Norm T like I would believe what you say. 😂😂😂 I know what's true and what isn't and what isn't is the words of a gm salesman.

Vor 2 Monate
Norm T
Norm T

Ricky Holmes No TypeS for current platforms.

Vor 2 Monate
Peder Hansen
Peder Hansen

probably more around 380-400 crank

Vor 2 Monate
mike samms
mike samms

RDX * not MDX @1:56 Great review as always.

Vor 2 Monate
stubones
stubones

Why do reviewers constantly go on about hard plastic at the bottom of the doors as if the manufacturers made a mistake? The hard, durable plastic at the bottom of the doors from almost all manufacturers is deliberate. Why would you want soft touch plastics along the bottom of the doors? Great review BTW.

Vor 2 Monate
stubones
stubones

In this category, all lower door plastics are hard and durable, but practically every reviewer mentions it as if it's a failing to have used these plastics.

Vor 2 Monate
Bruce Solomon
Bruce Solomon

In the last series Acura Legend the lower section of the door's were leather lined and the storage pockets invariably wore through on almost every example rendering them useless.

Vor 2 Monate
Norm T
Norm T

I prefer hard plastics and lower section non-touch areas. Just throw a code of dressing on it they look shiny and new with no scratches.

Vor 2 Monate
ktpinnacle
ktpinnacle

Alex on Autos A lot of your fellow reviewers cite it as a negative, especially in more premium vehicles. The F Pace is an example. Keep up the good work.

Vor 2 Monate
Alex on Autos
Alex on Autos

I never said the hard plastic lower door sections were either good or bad, I'm just mentioning what is what since viewers ask. As I say in other videos, harder plastics are generally more durable while softer touch materials usually have a more premium appearance. In this category combinations of materials are normal.

Vor 2 Monate
Cars1999
Cars1999

M Performance line is the same as when Chevy has a LTZ model.

Vor 2 Monate
Cole Lockridge
Cole Lockridge

Not really....

Vor Monat
The Lag Janitor
The Lag Janitor

Dope car

Vor 2 Monate
Jazmine Thomas
Jazmine Thomas

HI Alex, you stated the integration of touchscreen functionality, with this latest iteration of BMW's IDrive, makes it easier to interact with Apple Carplay or Android Auto. Does the 2019 BMW X3 M40i support Android Auto?

Vor 2 Monate
Jazmine Thomas
Jazmine Thomas

Thanks for the clarification.

Vor 2 Monate
Joe Tacchino
Joe Tacchino

Lilrick96 don’t think it’s both. Pretty sure they are switching to yearly charge only.

Vor 2 Monate
Lilrick96
Lilrick96

No and Apple Care play is bought as a $300 option and is a yearly subscription to have

Vor 2 Monate
japanwatchconnection
japanwatchconnection

The smart money choice here is the X3.0i model. Also disappointed that this car doesn’t have power tilt steering at this price.

Vor 2 Monate
JAY KAY
JAY KAY

Bmw new turbo engines have more power and better mpg compared to the old NA engines...🤔

Vor 2 Monate
bassandtrebleclef
bassandtrebleclef

Unless you feather the throttle, Real world mpg numbers on boosted cars hover right at the city rating.

Vor 2 Monate
quietguy
quietguy

I'll come back when you review something affordable...

Vor 2 Monate
stubones
stubones

Moron, better you stay away lol

Vor 2 Monate
Lilrick96
Lilrick96

Bye 👋🏾

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Harman
Martin Harman

Ive had mine since March and it blows me away, the best BMW I have ever had. Always puts a smile on my face. From new it is averaging 28 MPH, cool

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Harman
Martin Harman

don't forget, its a performance car so a little stiffer that a regular vehicle but a lot better ride than my previous X3 35. It works for me.

Vor 2 Monate
Jaffar Abdul Baqi
Jaffar Abdul Baqi

Is it stiff riding as Alex said? Harsh ride kills the deal for me.

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Harman
Martin Harman

defiantly recommend it. Like I said, puts a big smile on my face every time

Vor 2 Monate
styner3
styner3

Martin Harman, I figured it was a typo. My buddy has the same vehicle, I might get one next year used. Awesome vehicle.

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Harman
Martin Harman

yes, sorry, I bet that had you worried, it would worry me too :)

Vor 2 Monate
Judson Zhao
Judson Zhao

8:03 Some people don't realize this. But if you scroll back Alex's previous videos, his song choice while demonstrating the infotainment screen is deliberately done so and very interesting.

Vor 2 Monate
Mike
Mike

savage geese has excellently detailed reviews, but his comedy is a little forced.

Vor 28 Tage
Affalterbach Brackley 1967
Affalterbach Brackley 1967

Savage Goose lays even better Easter eggs.

Vor 2 Monate
Clay Yz C
Clay Yz C

Sec

Vor 2 Monate
Jonathan Devansky
Jonathan Devansky

Thats a lot of extra money for a .3 second 0-60 improvement over the Stelvio.

Vor 2 Monate
Jeff Done
Jeff Done

Jon Doe, that’d be 4.5 sec for Car and Driver on the GLC43 AMG. I own this car and have test driven the GLC. This is a noticeably quicker car, especially on the hwy. http://www.caranddriver.com/mercedes-amg/glc43-4matic-glc63-4matic

Vor 2 Monate
Jon Doe
Jon Doe

GLC43 AMG 0 to 60 4.3 second car and driver

Vor 2 Monate
C Padda
C Padda

BMW is the benchmark or very close second place to the benchmark in every automotive category. Enough said, stop comparing to inferior competitors.

Vor 2 Monate
Blake Swan
Blake Swan

Stelvio does 60mph in 4.4 seconds? Car and driver got X40i at 60mph in 4.4 seconds while the Stelvio did it in 5.4 seconds. Not sure what you are making up with. 3 seconds but good try. Stelvio is also dimensionally much smaller but FCA fanboys seem to make up facts anyways http://www.caranddriver.com/alfa-romeo/stelvio http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-bmw-x3-m40i-test-review

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