You won't expect an X3 M40i to be inexpensive and it isn't. BMW wants just over £59,000 for this car; to give you some range perspective, the next conventionally-engined petrol powered model down, the X3 xDrive 20i, costs around £16,000 less. Even the plug-in X3 xDrive 30e variant can he had for well under £51,000. The alternative M40d diesel costs around £500 less than the M40i.
Still, at least standard equipment is generous, with bespoke 20-inch M light alloy Double spoke M wheels, through the spokes of which you glimpse the bespoke calipers of the M Sport braking system. Adaptive damping is standard, as are BMW Icon Adaptive LED headlights with a High Beam assistant. You get electric front seat adjustment with memory buttons, variable sports steering and a man-made Sensatec leather-stitched finished for the dashboard. That's in addition to the features that you'd get with normal M Sport trim that include the BMW Live Cockpit Professional infotainment package that gives you a 10.25-inch centre stack touchscreen. Plus roof rails, sports seats, a semi-digital instrument cluster and LED front fog lights.