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Brand New BMW X3 xDrive M40d 5dr Step Auto

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From £53,940
£589 deposit
£589 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionAttentiveness assist
Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice AssistantBMW Online services
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningControl display - 6.5" colour display screen
Front/rear Parking distance controliDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offNavigation system - BMW Professional multimedia with Hard disc drive (HDD) and 10.25" touch display
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
Optimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Real time traffic informationSemi digital instrument cluster
Stop/start systemVariable sports power steering

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingBlack finish on B pillars
BMW icon adaptive LED headlightsBody colour door handles
Body colour roof mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Cerium grey air breatherCerium grey air inlets
Cerium grey frame and kidney grille with high gloss black vertical slatsDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dual black chrome quadrilateral exhaust tipsDynamic brake lights
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsExterior air inlets, mirror caps and air breather in cerium grey
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFingertip control / anti-trap function on electric window
Follow me home headlightsFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front and rear electric windowsGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated windscreen washer jetsHeight adjustable headlamps
High beam assistantHigh gloss black door sill finishers
High gloss black shadow line roof railsHigh gloss shadowline in decorative mouldings side frame, recess cover, guide rail, B and C pillars, mirror triangle with mirror base, mirror frame
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyInterior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lights, corona ring styleLED front fog lights
LED IndicatorsLED tail lights
M aerodynamic bodystylingModel designation
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wiper
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area3 rear headrests
3 zone automatic air conditioning4 lashing points to secure luggage
Ambient lightingAnthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour floor matsDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Electric adjustable seats with memory functionElectric front seat adjustment with memory and active ventilation
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 footwell lights
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimmingFront/rear reading lights
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gear knobLuggage area underfloor compartment
Luggage compartment lightingM Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Parcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floorReach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
Removable / retractable luggage coverSlope adjustable rear seats
Storage compartment in rear centre console and front/rear door trimsThrough load system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartmentTwo front cupholders with removable oddments tray/lid
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Connected pack professional - X3 

Safety

ABS/EBDADB - Automatic Differential Brake
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Battery safety cut-off
Brake assistBrake assist function
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child locks on rear doorsCrash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
Deactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crashDriver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbags
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front seat belts warningHill descent control
Hill start assistM Sport braking system
Seatbelt security check for front seatsSide impact protection
Three point seatbelts to all seats with front and outer rear pyrotechnic belt tensioners and seat belt force limitersTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring systemVentilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentElectronic engine immobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote 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 alarmStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

Technical

Diesel particulate filterIncorrect fuelling protection
Lightweight engineeringM Sport differential
Multi-link rear suspensionPerformance Control
Sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddles 

Wheels

Low rolling resistance tyres
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)167Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max211WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min201
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max218WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min205
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max186WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max257WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min251
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max205WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min200

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB57D30T0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)44.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)48.7EC Urban (mpg)38.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max9.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max7.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min7.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max34.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min36.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max34WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min36.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max39.8WLTP - MPG - High - Min41.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max28.8WLTP - MPG - Low - Min29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max35.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min37.2

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power326Coin Descriptiond
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 Mileage25000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.9Engine Power - BHP326
Engine Power - KW240Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT502
Engine Torque - MKG69.4Engine Torque - NM680
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1676Length4716
Wheelbase2864Width1897
Width (including mirrors)2138 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight655Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1895No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.1
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 is a premium mid-sized SUV with some very strong competition. Just as well then, that the Munich maker has delivered a very strong package. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

BMW's third generation X3 is a premium mid-sized SUV that's a larger, plusher and more powerfully efficient choice than its predecessor, 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

It isn't often that BMW gets it wrong - and even when it does, it usually still manages to turn a profit. Their original X3 compact SUV was a case in point, launched in 2004 to more affordably extend the reach of this Bavarian brand's road-biased SUV model range following the success of the larger all-conquering X5. But early X3s felt cheap, rode poorly and, even by the modest tarmac-orientated standards of the class, were woefully short of any kind of off-road ability. The second generation version, launched in 2010, was much better, but - in this country at least - it still lagged behind its arch-rival Audi's Q5, in terms of perceived desirability. Much has changed since 2010 of course. BMW launched a second generation X1 model in late 2015 that trod uncomfortably on the toes of lower X3 derivatives. And the X3's task was made even harder by the launch in 2016 of a Mercedes entrant (the GLC) in the mid-sized premium-badged SUV segment and the introduction of a second generation Audi Q5 model in early 2017, to join other key rivals like Volvo's XC60, Jaguar's F-PACE, Alfa Romeo's Stelvio and the Lexus NX. It all means that the X3 needs to re-assert itself. Can this third generation model do just that?

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 third generation X3 needs to cater for quite different customer expectations in the compact 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 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. To further improve dynamics, the car is now lighter and rear bias of BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system has been increased. As for engines, well as before, most buyers will choose a diesel, probably the 190bhp 2.0-litre xDrive 20d variant. There's also a 265bhp straight-six xDrive30d diesel derivative. And a potent 326hp M40d variant. BMW thinks that petrol power will get more of a take-up this time round, so is offering an entry-level xDrive 20i version, plus there's a range-topping 360bhp X3 M40i variant to take on rivals like Audi's SQ5. As usual with the brand, there's an optional Dynamic Damper Control system, optional Variable sport steering and an optional sports braking set-up. BMW also boasts that a fording depth of 500 millimetres gives this SUV decent off road ability too. Across the range, 8-speed auto transmission is standard.

Design and Build

The exterior dimensions of this third generation X3 are largely unchanged, but its five-centimetre-longer wheelbase, long bonnet and short front overhang emphasise its 50:50 weight distribution between front and rear axle. At the front, the chunky three-dimensional kidney grille and LED fog lamps feature a hexagonal design for the first time on a BMW X model. Moving to the rear, the three-dimensional LED light clusters, downward-sloping roof spoiler and twin exhaust pipes further enhance the appearance.The interior of the this X3 follows BMW tradition with a driver-focused and ergonomically designed cockpit. Hexagonal forms and precise, bevelled edges are a distinct design theme. The material quality and fit and finish are of a class above what you'd expect for a mid-range SAV, as you'd expect from a BMW, while it is also impressively functional, with more cabin stowage compared to its predecessor.To further improve comfort in the rear compartment, the angle of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests can be adjusted individually and through various stages thanks to the optional rear comfort seat. This feature also allows the backrests to be released remotely from the load compartment, which expands the standard load capacity of 550-litres to 1,600-litres.

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 £38,000 and rise to around £52,500 for the top M40d model. All variants come with xDrive 4WD and 8-speed auto transmission. 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. In basic specification, the X3 now has 18-inch light-alloy wheels (it had 17-inchers previously), while wheels up to 21-inches in diameter are available depending on the specification and engine variant. A nice touch this time round is the optional BMW Display Key - like the one found on the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series. The Display Key offers a series of additional features, keeping the driver informed of fuel levels and any service or maintenance work due, and letting them know that the windows and sunroof are closed. Plus, it can also be used to operate the optional auxiliary heating.

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 emits just 188g/km - the combined cycle fuel figure is 34.5mpg. As for the diesel variants, well today's 265bhp xDrive30d model will get 49.6mpg from a gallon of fuel and 149g/km of CO2, which is impressive for a six cylinder diesel SUV. Go for the entry-level X3 sDrive20d and you'll see 56.5mpg and emit 132g/km. As usual with the brand, there's a 'Driving Experience Control' set-up that lets you switch between drive modes, one of which is 'ECO PRO', a setting that focuses all of the car's systems on achieving ultimate frugality. An overall weight reduction of 55kgs and sleeker aerodynamics also help here, this X3 boasting a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.29Cd. This has been achieved thanks to aerodynamic enhancements including a roof spoiler with aero edges at the sides and an 'Active Air Stream' system, which regulates the flow of cooling air for the engine, brakes and air conditioning.

Summary

This X3 has come of age in third generation guise. If it struggles to match the profitability of its predecessor, then that'll be because competition in the premium mid-sized SUV sector is so much tougher these days. This model is, after all, an immeasurable improvement over the MK2 version in every possible way. Even the best of this car's prestige rivals can't match this one's hugely impressive blend of handling and efficiency. It feels up-market, it rides impressively and, thank goodness, on-tarmac, it drives just as a BMW should. All of which means that buyers in this sector who can afford the asking price should find that this X3 adds up very nicely indeed. Assuming that they don't prioritise off road ability of course: few will. 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
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£589
Deposit£589
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.5%
Cash price£53,940
Arnold Clark deposit£7950.11
Credit amount£45,400.89
Guaranteed future value£24,416.90
Total amount payable£60,639.01
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge13.5p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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