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Brand New BMW X3 M xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active GuardAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW ConnectedDrive online servicesBMW gesture control
BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 12.3" control display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connectBMW 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
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiterElectronic Power Steering (EPS)
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingFront/rear park distance control (PDC)
Head up DisplayiDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Integrated owner's handbookLanguage version English
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offM drive buttons
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 selectableRun flat indicator
Shifting point displayVariable sport steering
Wifi hotspot preparation 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Activation of safety battery terminal clampAdaptive M suspension
Double joint spring strut front axleDriving experience modes - Comfort,ECO PRO,Sport and Sport+ mode
Eight speed M Steptronic sport transmission with drivelogic and gearshift paddle switches on steering wheelElectronic differential lock
EU6 emissions managementIncorrect fuelling protection
M Sport differentialPerformance Control

Entertainment

2x USB Type C ports in front centre console for charging and data transferDAB tuner
Electronic service bookletHarman Kardon loudspeaker system

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAuto dimming with folding wing mirrors
Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squatBlack finish on B pillars
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour spoilerDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lightsElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFollow me home headlight function
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantHigh 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 baseHigh level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
Interior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle functionLED tail lights
Lightweight engineeringM Competition bodystyling
M door entry sillsM Double slat kidney grilles in High Gloss Black with black slats
M Exhaust tailpipes - Quad, round, split left and right with high gloss black finisher 100mmM Sport exhaust system
Model inscription logo on right tailgateRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Reversing lightsShark fin antenna
Sun protection glassVisible VIN plate
Welcome lightingWindscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

12V power socket in luggage compartment and front centre console2 USB ports for charging in rear of centre console
3 zone automatic air conditioning40/20/40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Anthracite headliningBattery in luggage compartment
Electric seat adjustment with memoryFloor 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
Four-way electrically adjustable front lumbar supportFront and rear bottle holders integrated into door trim storage compartments
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front head restraints
Front M sport seats with electrically adjustable headrests and illuminated M logo in headrestsGlove compartment with illumination
Heated front and rear seatsHigh gloss black front door sill finishers with X3 M competition designation
Luggage compartment lightingM Gear knob
M sport leather steering wheelMicrofilter and active carbon filter
Multifunction steering wheelParcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floor
Reach and rake adjustable steering columnRear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
Seat backrest adjustment for rear seatSingle front passenger seat
Steering wheel heatingStorage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door trims and under luggage compartment
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThree rear headrests
Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seatToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

Ambient light pack - X3/X4 MConnected package professional - X3 M/X4 M
Extended storage pack with Stainless steel door sills- X3 MInterior and exterior pack - X3/X4 M
Interior lighting pack -X3/X4 M 

Passive Safety

Active protectionADB - Automatic Differential Brake
Airbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbagAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)BMW 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
Compound structure brake discsCrash Sensor - activation of airbags
Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lightingDeactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crash
Driver and front passenger with seat occupancy detection for driver's and passenger sideDynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when driving offHill descent control
Hill start assistPassive protection for pedestrians
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
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm systemCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Comfort access system with smart opener includes touch free opening bootlid and door handle illuminationElectronic engine immobiliser
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 keyless motor start with acoustic drive feedback and stop/stop button in blue

Trim

Carbon fibre interior trim finishersSensatec dashboard in black with contrasting seam in grey and upper door trim panels in Sensatec for front and rear doors

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb247
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH250WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL247
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High237WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High209
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low359WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium246

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) - Comb10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low15.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.8WLTP - MPG - Comb26.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH25.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL26.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High27.2WLTP - MPG - High30.7
WLTP - MPG - Low17.9WLTP - MPG - Medium26.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power510
Coin SeriesX3 M CompetitionGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %58
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)3.8Engine Power - BHP510
Engine Power - KW375Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6250Engine Torque - LBS.FT479
Engine Torque - MKG66.3Engine Torque - NM650
Engine Torque - RPM2750Top 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 StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 892Wheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1669Length4716
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 Weight490Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2010No. 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
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* 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£899
Deposit£7999
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate4.5%
Cash price£86,425
Credit amount£64,470.37
Guaranteed future value£33,600
Total amount payable£97,807.63
BMW deposit£13,995.63
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge19.52p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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