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BMW X3 DIESEL ESTATE

xDrive30d MHT M Sport 5dr Auto

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Diesel
Co2
Co2 165.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Top Speed
Top Speed 152mph

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

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Driver Convenience

  • Active Guard
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface + audio streaming
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional nav system including 12.3" instrument display + 12.3 high resolution control display
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Condition based service - BMW service history, electronic service booklet, integrated owner's handbook
  • Connected drive services
  • Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter
  • Electric boot lid
  • Front/rear Parking distance control
  • iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
  • Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
  • Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
  • Stop/start system
  • Variable sports power steering

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • M sport suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Performance Control
  • Sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddles

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB tuner

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic glazing
  • Automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlight
  • Black finish on B pillars
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour electric adjust heated aspherical door mirrors
  • Body colour roof mouldings
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Exhaust tailpipes - dual, round, split left and right with chrome finisher
  • Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric window
  • Folding wing mirrors with auto dimming
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Gloss chrome tailpipes finishers
  • Green tinted heat insulating glass
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High beam assistant
  • High gloss black shadow line roof rails
  • High gloss shadowline exterior trim in decorative moulding side frame/recess cover/guide rail/B, C pillars/mirror frame and triangle with mirror base
  • High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
  • Interior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
  • LED tail lights
  • Lightweight engineering
  • M aerodynamic bodystyling
  • Model designation
  • Rear wiper
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Side exterior M designation badges
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Welcome lighting
  • Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

  • 12V power socket in front centre console
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning
  • 4 lashing points to secure luggage
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with loading system
  • Ambient lighting
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
  • Foldable storage floor with compartment
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear bottle holders integrated into door trim storage compartments
  • Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats
  • Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix rear child seat preparation
  • Leather gear knob
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • M sport leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Parcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floor
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Removable / retractable luggage cover
  • Seat backrest width adjustment
  • Slope adjustable rear seats
  • Storage compartment in rear centre console and front/rear door trims
  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Two front cupholders with removable oddments tray/lid
  • Vernasca leather upholstery

Packs

  • Connected pro pack - X3
  • Driving assistant pack - X3

Passive Safety

  • ADB - Automatic Differential Brake
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking pre-tensioning
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
  • Deactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crash
  • Driver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbags
  • DSC+
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Seatbelt security check for front seats
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seatbelts to all seats with front and outer rear pyrotechnic belt tensioners and seat belt force limiters
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control including two integrated key - one button for open/close all lockable content, windows and separate button for open luggage compartment
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres

Emissions - ICE

  • HC
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    170
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    141
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    219
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    155

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2993
  • Compression Ratio
    16.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    84
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90
  • Engine Code
    B57D30O2
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    33.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    47.9

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    286
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    d MHT
  • Coin Series
    M Sport
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    41E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    93
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    70
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    58
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    286
  • Engine Power - KW
    210
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    479
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    66.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    650
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    152

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    245/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    245/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Y SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1676
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4708
  • Wheelbase
    2864
  • Width
    1891
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2138

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    68
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2550
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1600
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    550
  • Max. Loading Weight
    615
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1935
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12

The third generation BMW X3 has been significantly improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Background

You wouldn't would you? Dramatically change a car that's already a best seller. So the improved version of this third generation BMW X3, the Munich maker's entrant in the ever-growing premium mid-sized SUV segment, very much emphasises evolution over revolution when it comes to the alterations made. This 'G01'-series design was originally launched at the end of 2017, like its predecessor built at BMW's US plant in Spartenburg, South Carolina and styled by Australian Calvin Luk. With this revised model, cabin quality takes a big leap forward. And there's also a properly potent 'M Competition' petrol flagship variant for the first time equipped to take the fight to road-burning rivals like the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+. Which is just one of a wide range of powerplants for this model line that these days includes both PHEV and all-electric options.

Driving Experience

You might think that sandwiched between the X1 and the X5, the X3 wouldn't have to spread its talents too broadly, but such is the span of rivals of this size that this improved version of the third generation X3 needs now to cater for quite different customer expectations in the mid-sized luxury SUV segment. If those expectations extend towards a dynamic driving experience, then the X3 comes well prepared. With ideal 50:50 weight distribution, a finely honed chassis and standard xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive, linked to Dynamic Stability Control, this SUV proudly shows off the handling characteristics for which the Munich maker is renowned. As for engines, well as before, most buyers will choose a diesel, probably the 190hp 2.0-litre xDrive 20d variant. There's also a 286hp straight-six xDrive30d diesel derivative. BMW thinks that petrol power will get more of a take-up going forward, so is offering an entry-level xDrive 20i version with 184hp, plus there's a range-topping 360hp X3 M40i variant to take on rivals like Audi's SQ5. The Bavarians has also now added an even faster X3 M Competition six cylinder petrol high performance model to the line-up, with 510hp on tap. If you'd like your X3 electrified, there are two options. The xDrive30e variant is a Plug-in hybrid, with 252hp from a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 12.0kWh lithium-ion battery and an all-electric driving range of up to 34 miles. The all-electric iX3 uses an 80kWh battery and offers a 285 mile driving range.

Design and Build

This updated version of the third generation model gains a smarter look, courtesy of a larger front kidney grille with a single-piece frame. It's flanked by now-flatter headlights that now have standard LED beams and there's a revised front bumper with vertical air intakes; and a re-styled lower apron. The rear tail lamps are revised too, now of the full-LED sort, sitting above flush-fitting tailpipe trims. With a drag coefficient of 0.29Cd, the X3 boasts the slipperiest silhouette in its segment. And a 'Digital Key' system's now optionally available so that if you wish, you can unlock or lock the car with your smartphone. Inside, the twin-screened 'BMW Live Cockpit Professional' set-up is now standard. That brings a 12.3-inch instrument binnacle display and the 'BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant', a voice control system responding to the command 'Hey BMW'. 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring is now (at last) standard. And the infotainment set-up now updates itself with 'over-the-air' upgrades, so you'll get into your X3 one morning and find it able to do something it couldn't do the day before. As before, there's just about room for three on the back seat, which features a reclining backrest. Out back, there's a 550-litre boot with conventionally-engined models, extendable to 1,600-litres with the 40:20:40-split backrest folded. The all-electric iX3 has a 510-litre boot; and the PHEV xDrive30e model's boot is 450-litres in size.

Market and Model

Pricing has risen a bit this time round, presumably to give the only slightly smaller BMW X1 SUV slightly more elbow room. The figures start at around £43,500 for the base xDrive20i and rise to just over £59,000 for the top variant in the mainstream range, the M40i model. The even faster X3 M Competition derivative costs a cool £85,000. As before, all variants come with xDrive 4WD and 8-speed auto transmission. If you want an electrified X3, the xDrive30e PHEV variant costs around £50,000; the all-electric iX3 costs from around £59,000. In basic specification, this revised X3 has a significantly improved range of standard equipment now that includes enhanced sports seats, with upholstery featuring smarter 'Sensatec' man made leather on base models. The X3 'M Sport' models feature Vernasca leather upholstery as standard. Automatic air conditioning with three-zone control is standard across the range, allowing separate temperature settings for the driver and front passenger as well as separate climate control at the rear. Whichever variant you select, it'll be easy to spend more than you budgeted or, thanks to a wider range of tempting options. Optional perforated leather climate seats will be popular, perhaps fitted out with active seat ventilation. Another option is a generously sized panoramic glass roof, while optional acoustic front side windows will complement the standard acoustic windscreen glazing to help create even lower noise levels in the cabin.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect from a current BMW, emissions are low and fuel economy is excellent. To give you an idea of how far we've come, when the MK1 X3 was first launched in the UK in 2004, its 3.0-litre engine made 231bhp and emitted 293g/km of carbon dioxide. The benefit of a decade's engineering is evident in the fact that today's M40i flagship variant develops 360bhp and (under much stricter WLTP industry efficiency tests) emits just 204g/km, with a combined cycle fuel figure of up to 32.1mpg. Obviously, the mainstream derivatives do much better than that. With the diesel variants, well today's 286hp xDrive30d model will get up to 45.6mpg from a gallon of fuel and up to 160g/km of CO2, which is impressive for a six cylinder diesel SUV. Go for the entry-level X3 xDrive20d and you'll see up to 48.7mpg and emit up to 153g/km. You'll do much better with the electrified variants of course. The xDrive30e PHEV manages up to 141.2mpg and up to 43g/km of CO2. Charging from a 16A source takes 2.6 hours from 0-80%. The all-electric iX3 has a 285 miles WLTP-rated range and offers 150KW DC rapid charging for an 80% charge in 34 minutes.

Summary

BMW has had a lot to do with the rise in popularity of mid-sized premium SUVs, having sold getting on for two million of them since the X3 was first launched, pioneering this segment back in 2003. Rivals have grabbed the headlines since, but with the improved version of this third generation model, the Bavarians are out to redefine what a car of this kind should be. In many ways, this car does just that. Yes it's true that it doesn't offer much that's radically different to what we've seen before in this class, but everything it does do is so complete and polished that it's hard not to admire the end result. In summary, we think that buyers in this sector who can afford the asking price should find that this improved X3 adds up very nicely indeed. A vehicle this good ought to speak for itself. Try one and we think you'll find that it does.

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