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2016 (66) BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Kirkcaldy)
Only £32,995
£6599 deposit
£531.44 per month

Call now on 01592 664199*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW teleservices
Engine start/stop buttoniDrive Controller and Display w/6.5" monitor
On board computer 


Auxiliary socket for external MP3 playerBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjust heated aspherical door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust tailpipeChrome kidney grille with black verticle slats
Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric windowFollow me home headlights
Front and rear electric windowsHeated windscreen washer jets
Height adjustable headlampsM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wiper

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area4 lashing points to secure luggage
Ambient lightingAnthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour floor matsCentre console storage tray
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFolding grab handles with rear coat hooks
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront footwell lights
Front sports seatsFront/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Front/rear reading lightsHeated front seats
Height adjustable front seatsHeight adjustable front/rear head restraints
Illuminated glovebox with lockIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gear knobLuggage area underfloor compartment
M leather gearknobM leather multifunction steering wheel
Nevada leather upholsteryRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear armrestRemovable / retractable luggage cover
Storage pockets - front doors 


3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child locks on rear doorsCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/front passenger airbagDriver/front passenger side airbags
DSC-Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front and rear head airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensionersTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


Engine immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm


Diesel particulate filterPerformance Control


Centre instrument panel in high gloss black 


Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.191CO2 (g/km)142
HC+NOx0.05Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47D20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)46.3


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage36000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.1Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed130


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2089 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)67Gross Vehicle Weight2350
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight620Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1730No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
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


By Andy Enright


If there's one quality that'll get you a long way through life, it's resilience. That ability to take a knock and bounce back is one BMW knows all about. When it launched the original X3 in 2003, it was following up the X5, the car that revolutionised the way SUVs drove. That's quite an act to reprise. BMW seemed confident - but the X3 was a rare duffer. Over-priced, under-equipped and just not special enough to drive, it was one of Munich's few damp squibs. Rather than admit defeat, BMW's development crew knocked the car into something very competitive. The second generation X3, launched in 2010, is an altogether more accomplished package that found favour with reviewers right from the outset. Despite that, it remains one of those cars that is better than the public's perception. Here's how to grab a used bargain.


The X3 launched in late 2010 and made landfall in UK dealers in early 2011 with just one engine; a 2.0-litre diesel unit. Since then, the range has been fleshed out, with possibly the most notable addition being the rear-wheel drive X3 sDrive18d, which arrived in late 2012. Most 'faux-by-fours' are front wheel drive, being based on vehicles which usually drive their front wheels and call the back wheels into play when the fronts lose grip. That's not BMW's way and the sDrive18d is a bit of a curious item as a result, albeit one that's not without its own appeal. At the opposite end of the range, BMW added the punchy xDrive30d 3.0-litre diesel model and its senior sibling, the 313bhp xDrive35d, in Autumn 2011. The X3 ought to have dominated this section of the market but struggled to impose itself. Audi's Q5 scalped a big share of the segment, but BMW ought to have made more capital from the absence of a Mercedes-Benz product. Instead, it was left to Land Rover to usurp both the Germans with its all-conquering Range Rover Evoque. The X3 was replaced in early 2014 by a facelifted model, recognisable by its full width kidney front grille.

What You Get

The X3 is offered in two trim levels. First up is the 'mainstream' version, the SE. This gets features like leather upholstery, two-zone air conditioning, iDrive controller and colour display, metallic paint, satin aluminium roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and Dynamic Stability Control with extended features. The enhanced DSC includes brake drying, brake fade compensation, brake pre-tensioning and hill-start assistant. Go for the M Sport variant and it also features sport suspension, variable sports steering, 18-inch alloy wheels, M sports steering wheel and front seats and a more aggressive body styling kit. High-grade materials and intelligent packaging are the key aspects of what differentiates this model from its predecessor. The asymmetrical instrument panel and centre console are orientated towards the driver and there's the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen as standard. The 8.8-inch high-resolution screen of the navigation system in the Professional Multimedia package featured in the BMW X3 was the largest on-board monitor in its segment.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

This X3's reliability scores are far better than the first generation model, with the US Spartanburg factory having introduced new quality procedures. Some owners have had minor issues with items like intermittently faulty speedometers and problems with telephone integration but these will have been ironed out under warranty. The data shows that the X3 is one of the most reliable of all modern BMWs. Check the wheels for kerb damage and if in doubt, go for a metallic paint finish to help with resale.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2011 X3 xDrive20d) An exchange starter motor retails at around £225 while a windscreen will set you back around £320. Expect to pay £400 for an exchange alternator while front brake pads cost £125. An entire headlamp pod will relieve you of £400. On The Road

On the Road

Although the X3 XDrive20d is the biggest seller, now that used prices are levelling the ballpark a bit, it might be worth looking to grade up to an xDrive30d, which offers excellent value for money right now. With 258bhp at its disposal, it's unlikely that the X3 xDrive30d driver will feel short changed when it comes to power. The turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel is one of the best engines on BMW's books, offering some 413lb/ft of torque at a mere 2000rpm. In other words, it's an engine with some seriously big guns. Flog it hard off the line and you'll see 60mph come and go in just 6.0 seconds and it's capable of a top speed of 130mph. The engine is a little more vocal than you might expect when you fire it up but the tone is never overly intrusive or unpleasant. At the other end of the range is the sDrive18d. Under the bonnet is a 143PS four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbodiesel that's got some respectable torque at its disposal, fully 360Nm in fact between 1750 and 2500rpm. Couple that with less weight than in any other X3 and it results in a car that can accelerate to 62mph in under 10 seconds and which will only wave the white flag at 121mph. A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard, although there is a butter-smooth eight-speed automatic available as an option. Power goes to the rear wheels only and whisper it, but this car might just have the nicest steering of any X3 as well.


This second generation BMW X3 erased all the bad memories of those early first cars. In fairness to BMW, even the first-gen X3 had smartened itself up towards the end of its life but should you really want the X3 that all of us knew BMW was capable of making, you need this second generation model. The xDrive30d is probably our favourite model in the range, combining a really concussive accelerative punch with strong efficiency metrics. Yes, it's a bit more costly than the ubiquitous xDrive20d but it's well worth the premium to step up from a four-cylinder engine to a proper BMW six. Given that you can buy a tidy 2011 example for less than the price Honda charges for a new diesel Civic, it's hard to see why you wouldn't.


Video walkaround BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr

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Hire purchase (HP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£531.44
Term (months)60
Cash price£32,995
Credit amount£26,396
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£38,486.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

The benefits of HP

  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Kirkcaldy)

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