If the X3 M is going to go up against the Macan Turbo which is showing strong performance stock and tuned as well as the upcoming GLC63 AMG with its twin turbo V8 the motor will need to be stout.
The S55 is more than capable of making the power necessary which we all know. It is a matter of whether it will be able to do so reliably and sustain aftermarket tuning.
In the video you can see the vehicle is cornering fairly flat for an SUV and doing well in the corners. BMW sure looks to be pushing it hard and if there is any area today where they are still performance leaders it is in SUV performance.
The X3 M is shaping up to be an exciting entry in the performance SUV sector.