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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 SVs sold are diesel engine 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 and sleeker, coupe-style bodywork to create (no surprise) the X4 M40i. With 355bhp it was certainly quick and sounded good, but with rivals like the Mercedes-AMG GLC63S Coupe out there, BMW needed a big gun and now it’s here – the X4M Competition. Featuring a 3.0 litre straight-six twin turbo engine, it produces a Merc-equalling 503bhp (from a 3.0 litre engine!!!), while 600Nm will certainly help with the in-gear acceleration. 0-62mph is dealt with in a smidge over 4 seconds while the standard 155mph top speed can be increased to 174mph with the optional M/// Driver’s Package. Looks-wise the X4M gets a far more aggressive front end, quad exhausts at the back and some great looking 20-inch alloy wheels. What an all-rounder!