BMW has been diligently improving on the X3 SUV ever since its launch in 2004, to roaring success – the third generation (from 2018) is arguably the best yet. The engines are powerful, the tech hard to beat and the interior’s even bigger, though any iteration of X3 offers a luxury ride for the whole family. BMWs have a reputation as drivers’ cars and, although it’s highly practical, this one doesn’t disappoint. There’s a choice of diesel or (from 2018) petrol engines, with performance units an option for blistering acceleration – the M Sport trim in particular is a masterclass in balancing power and efficiency.

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BMW X3 Review

First launched in 2004, the BMW X3 is a luxury SUV with enough space for the whole family. Available in both petrol and diesel, and with manual and automatic transmission, the X3 is…

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X3 (G01)

Engine Introduced Bodytype
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2017 SUV
30d (265 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2017 SUV
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2017 SUV
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2017 SUV
30i (252 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2017 SUV
M40d (326 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2018 SUV
25d (231 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2018 SUV
30e (292 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2019 SUV
20d (190 Hp) MHEV xDrive Steptronic 2020 SUV
M40i (354 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2018 SUV
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2019 SUV
M40i (382 Hp) xDrive Steptronic (USA) 2019 SUV
30d (286 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic 2020 SUV
M40d (340 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic 2020 SUV
18d (150 Hp) sDrive 2014 SUV
20d (190 Hp) xDrive 2014 SUV
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
20i (184 Hp) xDrive 2014 SUV
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
20i (184 Hp) sDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2014 SUV
20i (184 Hp) xDrive 2011 SUV
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2012 SUV
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2010 SUV
20d (184 Hp) xDrive 2010 SUV
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2011 SUV
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2011 SUV
20d (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2010 SUV
28i (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2010 SUV
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 2011 SUV
18d (143 Hp) sDrive 2012 SUV
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Steptronic 2012 SUV
2.0i (150 Hp) 2006 SUV
2.0d (177 Hp) 2007 SUV
3.0si (272 Hp) 2006 SUV
3.0d (218 Hp) 2006 SUV
3.0sd (286 Hp) Automatic 2006 SUV
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic 2006 SUV
3.0si (272 Hp) Automatic 2006 SUV
2.5si (218 Hp) 2006 SUV
2.5si (218 Hp) Automatic 2006 SUV
2.0d (150 Hp) 2006 SUV
2.0d (177 Hp) Automatic 2007 SUV
18d (143 Hp) xDrive 2009 SUV
30d (218 Hp) xDrive 2008 SUV
30d (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2008 SUV
35d (286 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2008 SUV
20i (150 Hp) xDrive 2008 SUV
25i (218 Hp) xDrive 2008 SUV
25i (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2008 SUV
30i (272 Hp) xDrive 2008 SUV
30i (272 Hp) xDrive Automatic 2008 SUV
2.0d (150 Hp) 2004 SUV
2.5i (192 Hp) 2003 SUV
3.0d (204 Hp) 2003 SUV
3.0i (231 Hp) 2003 SUV
2.5i (192 Hp) Automatic 2003 SUV
3.0d (204 Hp) Automatic 2003 SUV
3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic 2003 SUV
3.0d (218 Hp) 2004 SUV
2.0i (150 Hp) 2005 SUV
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic 2004 SUV

X3 (G01) 

Performance & Engine

Engine Drivetrain Power (hp)
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 190
30d (265 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 265
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 360
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 184
30i (252 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 252
M40d (326 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 326
25d (231 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 231
30e (292 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 184
20d (190 Hp) MHEV xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 190
M40i (354 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 354
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 360
M40i (382 Hp) xDrive Steptronic (USA) All wheel drive (4×4) 382
30d (286 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 286
M40d (340 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 340
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Rear wheel drive 150
20d (190 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 190
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Automatic Rear wheel drive 150
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 190
20i (184 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 184
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 258
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 245
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 313
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 184
20i (184 Hp) sDrive Automatic Rear wheel drive 184
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 306
20i (184 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 184
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 245
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 306
20d (184 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 184
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 258
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 313
20d (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 184
28i (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 258
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic All wheel drive (4×4) 184
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Rear wheel drive 143
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Steptronic Rear wheel drive 143
2.0i (150 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 150
2.0d (177 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 177
3.0si (272 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 272
3.0d (218 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 218
3.0sd (286 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 286
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 218
3.0si (272 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 272
2.5si (218 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 218
2.5si (218 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 218
2.0d (150 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 150
2.0d (177 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 177
18d (143 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 143
30d (218 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 218
30d (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 218
35d (286 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 286
20i (150 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 150
25i (218 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 218
25i (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 218
30i (272 Hp) xDrive All wheel drive (4×4) 272
30i (272 Hp) xDrive Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 272
2.0d (150 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 150
2.5i (192 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 192
3.0d (204 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 204
3.0i (231 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 231
2.5i (192 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 192
3.0d (204 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 204
3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 231
3.0d (218 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 218
2.0i (150 Hp) All wheel drive (4×4) 150
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic All wheel drive (4×4) 218

X3 (G01) 

Fuel Economy & Emissions

Engine Fuel Type Tank Capacity (L)
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 60
30d (265 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 68
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 65
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 60
30i (252 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 65
M40d (326 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 68
25d (231 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 68
30e (292 Hp) xDrive Steptronic petrol / electricity 50
20d (190 Hp) MHEV xDrive Steptronic Diesel 68
M40i (354 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 65
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 65
M40i (382 Hp) xDrive Steptronic (USA) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
30d (286 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic Diesel 68
M40d (340 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic Diesel 68
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Diesel 67
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Diesel 67
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Automatic Diesel 67
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Automatic Diesel 67
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Petrol (Gasoline) 67
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Automatic Diesel 67
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Automatic Diesel 67
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
20i (184 Hp) sDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Petrol (Gasoline) 67
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
20d (184 Hp) xDrive Diesel 67
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 67
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 67
20d (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Diesel 67
28i (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Diesel 67
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Steptronic Diesel 67
2.0i (150 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.0d (177 Hp) Diesel 67
3.0si (272 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
3.0d (218 Hp) Diesel 67
3.0sd (286 Hp) Automatic Diesel 67
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic Diesel 67
3.0si (272 Hp) Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.5si (218 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.5si (218 Hp) Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.0d (150 Hp) Diesel 67
2.0d (177 Hp) Automatic Diesel 67
18d (143 Hp) xDrive Diesel 67
30d (218 Hp) xDrive Diesel 67
30d (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic Diesel 67
35d (286 Hp) xDrive Automatic Diesel 67
20i (150 Hp) xDrive Petrol (Gasoline) 67
25i (218 Hp) xDrive Petrol (Gasoline) 67
25i (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
30i (272 Hp) xDrive Petrol (Gasoline) 67
30i (272 Hp) xDrive Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.0d (150 Hp) Diesel 67
2.5i (192 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
3.0d (204 Hp) Diesel 67
3.0i (231 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
2.5i (192 Hp) Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
3.0d (204 Hp) Automatic Diesel 67
3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic Petrol (Gasoline) 67
3.0d (218 Hp) Diesel 67
2.0i (150 Hp) Petrol (Gasoline) 67
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic Diesel 67

X3 (G01) 

Dimensions & Boot Space

Engine Length Width
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
30d (265 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4716 1897
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
30i (252 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
M40d (326 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4716 1897
25d (231 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
30e (292 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
20d (190 Hp) MHEV xDrive Steptronic 4708 1891
M40i (354 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4716 1897
M40i (360 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4716 1897
M40i (382 Hp) xDrive Steptronic (USA) 4727 1897
30d (286 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic 4708 1891
M40d (340 Hp) xDrive MHEV Steptronic 4716 1897
18d (150 Hp) sDrive 4657 1881
20d (190 Hp) xDrive 4657 1881
18d (150 Hp) sDrive Automatic 4657 1881
20d (190 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
20i (184 Hp) xDrive 4657 1881
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
20i (184 Hp) sDrive Automatic 4657 1881
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4657 1881
20i (184 Hp) xDrive 4648 1881
28i (245 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
35i (306 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
20d (184 Hp) xDrive 4648 1881
30d (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
35d (313 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
20d (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
28i (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
18d (143 Hp) sDrive 4648 1881
18d (143 Hp) sDrive Steptronic 4648 1881
2.0i (150 Hp) 4569 1853
2.0d (177 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0si (272 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0d (218 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0sd (286 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
3.0si (272 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
2.5si (218 Hp) 4569 1853
2.5si (218 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
2.0d (150 Hp) 4569 1853
2.0d (177 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
18d (143 Hp) xDrive 4569 1853
30d (218 Hp) xDrive 4569 1853
30d (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4569 1853
35d (286 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4569 1853
20i (150 Hp) xDrive 4569 1853
25i (218 Hp) xDrive 4569 1853
25i (218 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4569 1853
30i (272 Hp) xDrive 4569 1853
30i (272 Hp) xDrive Automatic 4569 1853
2.0d (150 Hp) 4569 1853
2.5i (192 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0d (204 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0i (231 Hp) 4569 1853
2.5i (192 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
3.0d (204 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853
3.0d (218 Hp) 4569 1853
2.0i (150 Hp) 4569 1853
3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic 4569 1853

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