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21 BMW X3 M xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl approach control warning with city brake function and person warning with city brake functionAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 10.25" display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connectBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW service history
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningCondition based service
Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screenElectronic Power Steering (EPS)
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)Head up Display
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttonsIntegrated owner's handbook
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offM Gear selector
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control systemOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableReal time traffic information

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Adaptive M suspensionEight speed M Steptronic sport transmission with drivelogic and gearshift paddle switches on steering wheel
EU6 emissions managementIncorrect fuelling protection
M Sport differentialPerformance Control

Entertainment

BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB tuner
Electronic service bookletHarman Kardon loudspeaker system

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAutomatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
Black finish on B pillarsBMW Icon adaptive LED headlights with low and high beam headlights in Bi-LED, LED daytime running lights in corona ring style and LED Indicators
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrorsDynamic brake lights
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing functionExterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
High gloss black shadow line roof railsHigh 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 TechnologyLED tail lights
Lightweight engineeringM Competition bodystyling
M Double slat kidney grilles in High Gloss Black with black slatsM Exhaust tailpipes - Quad, round, split left and right with high gloss black finisher 100mm
M Sport exhaust systemRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear wiperShark fin antenna
Visible VIN plateWelcome lighting
Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front centre console3 zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient lightingAnthracite headlining
Driver and front passenger lumbar supportFloor mats in velour - Front and rear colour co-ordinated with all standard carpet colours and front with M stripes
Foldable boot floor with storage compartmentFour grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear bottle holders integrated into door trim storage compartmentsFront and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front head restraintsFront M seats with illuminated M logo in headrests
High gloss black front door sill finishers with X3 M competition designationInterior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre, footwell light+ Auto activation when door open/ignition switch off
Luggage compartment lightingM Gear knob
M leather steering wheelParcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floor
Reach and rake adjustable steering columnRear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
Storage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door trims and under luggage compartmentSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Three rear headrestsThrough loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Connected package professional - X3 M/X4 M 

Passive Safety

ADB - Automatic Differential BrakeAirbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assistAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-offBMW emergency call
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child proof locking system in rear doorChild seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash Sensor - activation of airbagsCrash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
Deactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crashDynamic brake control
Dynamic safetyDynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Passive protection for pedestriansSeatbelt security check for front seats
Side impact protectionThree point seatbelts to all seats with front and outer rear pyrotechnic belt tensioners and seat belt force limiters
Twin hornsTyre pressure monitoring system
Ventilated front and rear disc brakesWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Remote control with 2 integrated key with M specific design - 1 button open/close all lockable, windows + separate button for open luggage compartmentStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

Trim

Black Sensatec instrument panel with grey contrasting seamSensatec dashboard

Wheels

21" V spoke M light alloy wheels in bicolour black with mixed tyres - style 765M
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)239Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb261WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max265
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min261WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High245
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High213WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low445
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium241 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio9.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeS58B30T0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max11.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low19.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.5WLTP - MPG - Comb24.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max24.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min24.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High26.4WLTP - MPG - High30.4
WLTP - MPG - Low14.5WLTP - MPG - Medium26.9

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power510
Coin SeriesX3 M CompetitionGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0746EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.1Engine Power - BHP510
Engine Power - KW375Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6250Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM2700Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear265/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleV SPOKE STYLE 765Wheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1669Length4726
Wheelbase2864Width1897
Width (including mirrors)2138 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight505Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1995No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW X3

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

Ten Second Review

The improved version of BMW's third generation X3 is a premium mid-sized SUV that's a smarter and more sophisticated choice than the car it replaces, stacking up impressively against prestigiously-badged alternatives from Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar and Volvo in this sector. Like its rivals, dynamically targeted almost exclusively towards on-road use, it's another example of just how car-like a model of this kind can be.

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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
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Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£852
Deposit£999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate1.5%
Cash price£69,998
Credit amount£68,999
Guaranteed future value£34,942
Total amount payable£76,837
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge11.45p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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