Starting from £33,945
As the first Sports Activity Vehicle, the BMW X3 is the founder of its vehicle class. The current generation of this impressive all-rounder remains faithful to its tradition, demonstrating exceptional comfort and remarkable flexibility. The result is a vehicle that’s as suited to everyday driving as it is to more challenging journeys. While the exterior exudes typical BMW X character, the interior inspires thanks to high quality materials. The BMW X3 also impresses with its economical BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines.
ExteriorThe exterior of the BMW X3 comes with sportiness as standard. Thanks to the wide bumper with powerful air inlets, the front develops a commanding presence. The large double kidney grille makes a clear statement with its prominent central position and is brimming with self-confidence. Distinctive headlights extending from both sides to the kidney grille add the finishing touch to the front and are optionally available in Xenon or full LED technology. Integrated inside them – and in the exterior mirror housings as well – are the indicator lamps. The standard-feature fog lights are also optionally available with LED.
From the side, the silhouette has the unmistakeable BMW X3 look. A character line extending to the rear emphasises the hint of a wedge shape, which adds a further air of dynamics. The unique interpretation of the Hofmeister kink identifies the vehicle unambiguously as a BMW X3. With its dominant bumper, the rear rounds off the overall appearance and emphasises the solid, stable stance. Another striking detail is the underbody protection, which, in conjunction with the xLine package, is in Aluminium look.
The interior of the BMW X3 combines a high-quality atmosphere with ingenious functionality. Exciting lines divide the instrument panel and the inside of the doors. Together with the vertical curve in the centre console, they emphasise the modern look while retaining BMW typical driver orientation. Thanks to the elevated seating position, all passengers enjoy an outstanding view. In addition, the BMW X3 impresses with equipment options of a quality that you can see and feel immediately.
Key features:17" light alloy V-spoke style 304 wheels
Air conditioning, automatic with two-zone control
Bluetooth hands-free facility with USB audio interface (including Bluetooth audio streaming)
BMW Emergency Call
BMW Navigation System
BMW Online Services (includes BMW Apps)
BMW Professional radio with single CD player (with MP3 playback capability)
Cruise control with brake function
Drive Performance Control (ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport modes)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Embellishers for instrument panel, Black, High-gloss
Exhaust tailpipe – single, oval, with Chrome finisher
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Interior trim, Satin Silver
Loudspeaker system with six speakers
Multi-function leather steering wheel
Nevada leather upholstery
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
Roof rails, Satin Aluminium
Seat heating, front
Six-speed manual transmission
Tailgate operation, automatic
Tyre Pressure Monitor with three-level warning strategy
xDrive four-wheel-drive with fully variable torque split
In addition / replacement to xDrive20d:17" light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 305
Eight-speed automatic transmission with electronic gear selector and Steptronic
Exhaust tailpipe – dual, with Chrome finisher
Kidney grille, Chrome with Satin Aluminium vertical slats
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with common-rail technology
xLine (In addition / replacement to SE)
18" light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 607 wheels
Aluminium effect: kidney grille slats, webs/blades in air inlets, embellisher in front and rear bumper, side sill cover
Door sill finishers with 'BMW xLine' designation
Exhaust tailpipe with Matt Chrome finisher
Exterior trim, Satin Aluminium
Interior trim, Dark Copper, High-gloss
Luggage compartment sill in stainless steel
Sport leather steering wheel
Vehicle key with insert in Pearl Chrome
Vertical embellishers on B and C pillars, Black, High-gloss
‘X’ embossing on the head restraint and application in the backrest (only with LUSQ, LUNE, LUNF)
In addition to SE Model:19" light alloy M Double-spoke style 622 M wheels
Automatic Transmission with Gearshift Paddles (20d)
Door sill finishers with M designation
Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes (30d/35d)
Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline
Interior trim, Brushed Aluminium
M aerodynamic bodystyling
M leather steering wheel (with Gearshift Paddles)
M Sport suspension
Roof rails, High-gloss Shadowline
Servotronic power steering (30d/35d)
Sport automatic transmission with Gearshift Paddles (30d/35d)
Sport seats, front
Variable Sport Steering (30d/35d)
Fuel economy figures for the BMW X3: Extra Urban 49.6 - 60.1 mpg Urban 42.2 - 53.3 mpg Combined 46.3 - 57.6 mpg. CO2 emissions 159 - 129g/km.
Figures may vary depending on driving style and conditions. The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.
Dynamic Damper ControlThe Dynamic Damper Control makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit any given driving situation, improving comfort and driving dynamics. In addition to the standard Comfort setting, which minimises bumps and other unpleasant vehicle movements, there are two other programs available: the Sport and Sport+ modes. In these modes, the dampers are automatically tightened to allow for a sportier driving style.
BMW xDriveThe intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel-drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring outstanding traction at all times. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the vehicle remains directionally stable and on track. Split second response times allow xDrive to distribute drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip. In this way, xDrive combines the advantages of four-wheel-drive – traction, directional stability and safety – with classic BMW agility.
BMW Emergency CallBMW Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support by trained staff – in the driver's native language, even abroad. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an air bag or the belt tensioners, an intelligent emergency call is automatically issued. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW call centre via the car’s built-in SIM card – independently of a mobile phone. The BMW call centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance the over the phone until the rescue services arrive. The Emergency Call can also be triggered manually in case others on the road require help.
BMW ConnectedDrive ServicesFitted as standard on all new X3 models, BMW ConnectedDrive Services provides a wide range of information, entertainment and service features on the road. Also included in three years' subscription to BMW Online, which gives access to current, localised information such as weather, news, online search and also office functions.
It is also possible to assemble an individualised array of services such as webcams, parking information and travel or hotel guides. It also includes convenient, secure and unlimited access to smartphone apps such as BMW Connected. ConnectedDrive Services offers many other options, making every trip in a BMW a real driving experience.
Real Time Traffic InformationReal Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information. Precise details of the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed virtually in real time. The data is drawn from sources including movement profiles from the mobile phone network, the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports. This data is analysed so precisely that it is possible to localise traffic congestion to the nearest few metres. This enables RTTI to provide information in real time on the current traffic situation on motorways, main roads, country roads and numerous urban routes, and to recommend sound alternative routes.
Professional Navigation SystemThe Professional Navigation System features a sleek design and a superior range of services. It delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, with iDrive operating concept and iDrive Touch Controller included. The system comprises the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control and the Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Real Time Traffic Information (only in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services). The built-in 8.8-inch LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and overview.
Camera SystemThanks to the optional camera systems, every parking space becomes simple to navigate. This is because with Surround View and the Rear View camera you can always see the entire area around the vehicle. In addition, Park Distance Control (PDC) at the front and rear gives visual and acoustic signals so that you can park easily and safely.
Park AssistPark Assist takes the hassle out of parking parallel and perpendicular to the road. The system measures any potential spaces while driving past at a low speed (below 21 mph). When a large enough gap has been found, you simply turn on the indicator, Park Assist will then take over the steering while you continue to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes.
My local BMW garage is at Preston Park in Stockton, and I can’t help but travel the extra distance to have my BMW serviced because of the excellent customer service you continually provide. The courtesy lift into town, the offer of coffee, so polite, all absolutely fantastic. I also own a MINI, and will be back to Lloyds when it’s due its first service.
Peter Graham - Lloyd Newcastle BMW