Win an SUV in the BOTB Dream Car competition!
Everyone loves a big SUV seemingly these days; it’s the single biggest market worldwide now. But in the UK at least, something like 90% of all SUVs sold are diesel engines and of those the majority are 2.0 litre 4-cylinder ones. There’s no real soul to those engines, so it was with a pleasant surprise that we saw BMW launch their new X3 with the option of the engine from the brilliant M140i to create (no surprise) the X3 M40i.
With 355bhp it was certainly quick and sounded good, but with rivals like the Mercedes-AMG GLC63S out there, BMW needed a big gun, and now it’s here – the X3M Competition.
Featuring a 3.0 litre straight-six twin-turbo engine, it produces a Merc-equalling 503bhp, while 650Nm will certainly help with the in-gear acceleration.
0-62mph is dealt with in just 3.8 seconds, while the standard 155mph top speed can be increased to 174mph with the optional M/// Driver’s Package.
Looks-wise there's been a facelift, and the X3M gets a far more aggressive front end, new lights all around, the same quad exhausts at the back and some great-looking 20-inch alloy wheels. What an all-rounder!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
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BMW-fanatic Matthew could barely contain himself this morning when he received a surprise call from BOTB presenter Christian. “Things are about to get a bit better, aren’t they?” he asked nervously.