BMW X3 M outsprints the Mercedes GLC 63 AMG with new dÄHLer kit
In theory, the BMW X3 M Competition can outrun any and all competitors thanks to its twin-turbo six-cylinder mill churning out a whopping 510 hp (380 kW). In reality, the Mercedes GLC 63 AMG has 0.3 s faster sprint time. Fortunately, German tuner dÄHLer addresses this flaw with its newest boost kit.
The Stage 1 upgrade takes the BMW X3 M Competition up 100 hp (75 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) to the grand total of 610 hp (455 kW) and 760 Nm (561 kW). Tuned up like this, the Bavarian SUV sprints at least as fast as the GLC 63 AMG and hits its speed ceiling just below 300 km/h (185 mph). You can order a similar upgrade for the regular (non-Competition) X3 M, and the tuner even promises the same final performance numbers.
Other options currently listed by dÄHLer include 22-inch CDC1 wheels and in-house-designed lowering springs. Later on, the company intends to launch a sports suspension kit for the model. While not official, rumor has it a Stage 2 of the upgrade might also be in the works, which would raise the power to 700 hp (522 kW) or even above that.
Editor Andrew Raspopov