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    BMW X3 Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

    Despite a less than auspicious debut in 2004, the BMW X3 medium SUV has gone on to become one of the mainstays of the German brand, particularly in SUV-mad Australia.

    The X3 was BMW's second SUV after the X5, and the success of both these vehicles prompted the once conservative car-only BMW to launch a family of X-branded SUVs.

    The five-door five-seater had a period of lagging behind rivals like Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the sales race, thanks mainly to a limited model line-up and the fact that the second-generation (F25) hung around for too long.

    Since the launch of the 2018 X3 (G01), the still "mid-size" SUV dwarfs even the first-generation X5. It also now sits on BMW's 'CLAR' global platform which underpins everything from the BMW 8-Series to the A90 Toyota Supra.

    BMW X Models Price and Specs

    The price range for the BMW X Models varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,900 and going to $215,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

    Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
    2022 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $215,900
    2021 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $215,900
    2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $37,100 $224,950
    2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $33,300 $216,040
    2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $30,100 $185,900
    See All BMW X Models Pricing and Specs

    BMW X3 Q&As

    Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

    • BMW X3: replacement key cost
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    • What car should I buy for $70,000?

      You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.

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    • BMX X3 2015: is it good around town?

      The diesel is fine around town. Being just three years old there shouldn't be anything wrong, so apart from overall condition of the body, paint, and interior make sure it has been routinely serviced.

       

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    • How to reduce fuel consumption in an X3 20i

      Your fuel consumption is way off the claimed consumption figures released by BMW. The company claims the X3 20i should get on average 7.3L/100km, 6.2L/100km on the highway, and 9.2L/100km in city driving. You have to allow for some variation on those numbers due to individual driving conditions, but to be so far out suggests there is something wrong with your car. I wouldn't expect it to reduce enough to get even close to those numbers simply by driving it. Have it checked by your BMW dealer.

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    BMW X Models Dimensions

    The dimensions of the BMW X3 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

    Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
    2021 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
    2020 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
    2019 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
    2018 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
    2017 SUV 1675x1881x4684 mm 212 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X3 Dimensions

    BMW X3 Colours

    • Alpine White
    • Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Glacier Silver
    • Sophisto Grey
    • Mineral White
    • Sparkling Storm
    • Terra Brown
    • Phytonic Blue
    • Sunstone
    To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the BMW X3 2019.

    BMW X3 Interior

    The current-generation BMW X3's interior is what you'd expect from the German company. There's lots of tidy trim elements, you can get it with sumptuous leather finishes if you option it up (part-leather is standard on lower grades), and the dashboard has a predictable layout that we've come to know from other BMW models. It's tidy, and spacious, too - check out the images to see how much space is on offer.

    BMW X Models Towing Capacity

    The BMW X3 has maximum towing capacity of 2600kg for the latest model available.

    Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
    2021 SUV 2000kg 2600kg
    2020 SUV 2000kg 2600kg
    2019 SUV 2000kg 2600kg
    2018 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
    2017 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
    See All Towing Capacity for BMW X3

    BMW X Models Wheel Size

    The BMW X3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x50 R19 for SUV in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    2021 SUV 245x50 R19 245x50 R19
    2020 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
    2019 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
    2018 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
    2017 SUV 245x50 R18 18x8 inches 245x50 R18 18x8 inches
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X3 Wheel Sizes

    BMW X Models Fuel Consumption

    The BMW X3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, PULP, Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.7L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    2021 SUV 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2021 SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP
    2021 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP
    2021 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP
    2020 SUV 2.0L ULP 8 SP
    2020 SUV 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2020 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP
    2019 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
    2019 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
    2019 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2018 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
    2018 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
    2018 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2017 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
    2017 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    * Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X3 Pricing and Specs for 2021

    BMW X3 Seats

    The following BMW X3 comes with five seats. The Base variant is available with ‘Hevelius’ black cloth seats as standard. The Base variant is available with leather seats as an optional extra, in Black, Mocha, Oyster, Cognac or Canberra Beige. The xDrive, Luxury Line and M Sport variants are all available with leather seats as standard, with the choice of standard ‘Vernasca leather’ or optional ‘Merino’ leather.

    Shown above are seat details for the BMW X3 2019.