The X3M will be BMW’s 3rd full-on M cross-over and is destined to be the most driver oriented. With much less weight to lug around and an iteration of the M4’s S55B30 inline six powering all four wheels, the X3M could be an interesting proposition for those looking for an M car with both utility and driver involvement. Of course the devil’s in the details. For instance will BMW a stick with the M dual clutch transmission for the S55 or use the excellent but slightly less aggressive ZF 8 speed auto?

Either way this video is one of the first that we’ve seen with the X3M at the ‘Ring in full on attack mode.