A BMW X3 xDrive35i facelift has been pampered with an arsenal of M Performance parts.

A BMW X3 xDrive35i has been pampered with an arsenal of M Performance parts.

It was only a few days ago when an M235i Coupe was decked out with a vast array of components from the M Performance catalog and now a facelifted X3 in xDrive35i specification has received a similar treatment, albeit not so obvious. It's not every day that you get too see a crossover featuring M bits and pieces while this particular car also gets an Alpina front bumper and a chrome quad exhaust system from Kelleners.

As a reminder, the BMW X3 xDrive35i boasts a 3.0-liter inline-six TwinPower Turbo engine with 300 bhp (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) sent to an all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The hardware arrangement grants a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 152 mph (245 km/h).

On a related note, it should be mentioned BMW M chief Frank van Meel said during NAIAS earlier this month in Detroit that fully-fledged M versions of the X3 and X4 could happen as he believes there's a business case for both SAVs to join the bigger X5 M and X6 M.

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