German firm AC Schnitzer has unveiled a fresh tuning package for the BMW X3 M Competition, handing the performance SUV extra power, an aerodynamic kit and interior modifications.

The tuned X3 M Competition’s 3,0-litre twinturbo-petrol inline-six has been tweaked to produce a whopping 441 kW and 700 N.m (up from 375 kW and 600 N.m), which is sent to all four corners via BMW’s rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

Other mechanical modifications include a suspension-lowering kit, which drops the mid-size performance SUV by “approximately” 20 to 25 mm, while an aerodynamic package improves overall downforce. The latter includes a revised front splitter and a rear roof-mounted spoiler replete with an integrated wing.

The Aachen-based firm also offers two sizes of wheels. The X3 M Competition can be specified in either 20- or 22-inch light-weight alloys, wrapped in Michelin rubber. Other exterior fitments include rear-skirt protection film and AC Schnitzer emblems.

Inside, myriad items have been finished in aluminium, with the most notable being the pedals, iDrive controller and shift paddles.

Original article from Car