The X3 is BMW’s new go-to model, a compact luxury crossover that has effectively replaced the 3 Series as the keystone of its North American product lineup. The current third-generation X3 arrived in 2018.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The 2023 BMW X3 is unchanged following last year’s styling refresh.
BMW offers the X3 in xDrive30i, M40i, and xDrive30e configurations. In the 30i and the plug-in hybrid 30e, gas power is from a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, while M40i gets a turbo 3.0L six-cylinder. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission are standard in all X3 models.
A high-performance X3 M is covered in a separate buyer’s guide entry.
X3 xDrive30i comes with 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, heated front sport seats, front and rear parking sensors, three-zone A/C, adaptive LED headlights, 12-speaker audio, and digital gauges. The driving assistant safety suite comprises lane departure warning, lane change warning, blind spot monitor, city-speed forward collision mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert, and speed sign recognition.
xDrive30e is equipped similarly to the 30i, but gets 18-inch wheels.
M40i gets 20-inch wheels, M sport brakes, and an M aerodynamics package.
An M sport pack brings upgraded brakes, aero tweaks, M steering wheel, and variable ratio steering.
A premium essential package brings ambient lighting, passive keyless entry, a head-up display, and a panoramic roof. A premium enhanced pack adds a drive recorder, galvanic controls, surround-sound audio, head-up display, surround-view cameras, and upgraded dash trim.
In M40i, an advanced driver assistance pack adds all-speed collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, front cross-traffic alert, and a traffic jam assistant. A premium enhanced bundle brings adjustable rear seats, side sunshades, a parking assistant, and a cargo storage package.
BMW’s fuel consumption estimates are 11.0/8.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for the xDrive30i, and 10.9/9.0 L/100 km for the M40i. In the plug-in xDrive30e, hybrid consumption is rated at 11.4/8.6 L/100 km, and energy use in all-electric driving is 3.9 Le/100 km, with promised electric range of 29 km.
The X3’s competitors include the Acura RDX, Lincoln Corsair, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX, Infiniti QX50, Cadillac XT5, Buick Envision, and Volvo XC60.
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