BMW has revealed the X3 M and X4 M, the first ever mid-size BMW SUVs to wear the hallowed badge.

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Powering the duo is an all-new 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six petrol engine, producing 353kW of power (475PS) and 600Nm of torque (443lb-ft) in regular variants. They can sprint from 0-100km/h (62mph) in just 4.2 seconds, towards a top speed of 280km/h (174mph).

Opt for the top-spec Competition and you’ll get 375kW (510PS) of power – that results in a 0.1 second reduction in the 0-100 time, and a 5km/h increase in top speed (to 285km/h / 177mph).

Power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, and a rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel-drive system from the M5 super sedan. Other performance components available across the X3/X4 M range include an active M rear differential, adaptive suspension with three settings, electric sports steering, bigger brakes and performance tyres.

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Visually, the hot crossovers get more aggressive styling, with new bumpers, huge air intakes, extended side skirts, race-inspired rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips. Competition models receive black trim instead of the chrome found on the regular model, in addition to 21-inch wheels. Inside, there’s an M steering wheel, sports bucket seats, M1 and M2 steering wheel preset buttons and M badging.

The 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M go on sale in Europe later this year.

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