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Brand New BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW teleservices
Electric Power steering with ServotronicEngine start/stop button
iDrive Controller and Display w/6.5" monitorOn 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
Luggage area underfloor compartmentM leather gearknob
M leather multifunction steering wheelNevada leather upholstery
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear armrest
Removable / retractable luggage coverSteering wheel gearshift paddles
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
Sports function on gearbox with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles 


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


CO0.15CO2 (g/km)136
HC+NOx0.079Noise Level dB(A)71
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 RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)50.4


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 Weight2365
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight620Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1745No. 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




BMW's X3 offers many of the attributes of their all-conquering X5 4x4 in a more manageably sized package. June Neary tries the improved second generation version for size

Will It Suit Me?

I must admit that I like the idea of a big BMW 4x4 and having tried the BMW X5 at a friend's house in Worcestershire, I found myself rather warming to it. It was only when I tried to pilot the thing through a Birmingham rush hour that my enthusiasm paled somewhat. Yes, the elevated seating position gave a great view of what was going on, but it just felt like a lumbering beast amidst a sea of teeming citycars. If they could retain the look and feel but package it into a more manageably sized model, that would surely have to be a winner. It seems that somebody at BMW obviously concurs, because the improved second generation X3 we're going to look at here is just that - albeit a little larger than the first generation version and therefore about the same size as the MK1 model X5. There's a strong family resemblance, too, but look for that upwardly rising rear side window and you'll have tagged the X3. I was looking forward to a spell behind the wheel.


So this 'evolved' X3 is larger, plusher, faster and more efficient than ever, stacking up impressively against prestigiously-badged alternatives from Audi, Land Rover and Volvo in this sector. And because it's targeted almost exclusively towards on-road use, it's another example of just how car-like a model of this kind can be. Facelift changes for this revised MK2 model have seen both front and rear bumpers gain shapelier contours, while the LED indicators are now housed in the exterior mirrors. If the notion of a 'baby X5' makes you think you'll be sacrificing interior space, don't worry. You don't. Compared to the first generation X5, there's a similar amount of space inside and despite featuring split fold rear seats that can't fold flat, the overall luggage capacity is actually more than an X5 and the simpler one-piece rear tailgate is a good deal more practical. The rear bench itself hasn't any fancy sliding, reclining or removable tricks, but you can specify its push-button folding mechanism in 40:20:40 form to offer a bit more flexibility should you need to increase the 550-litre boot to 1500-litres by folding the back chairs forward. So, yes, whether you need to transport dogs, flat-pack furniture - or even a mountain bike with both wheels attached, it will probably fit.

Behind the Wheel

At the wheel, the dash and seating position are just tall enough for your perch to feel SUV-like and the leather-lined, beautifully finished cabin feels an up-market place to be, dominated by its standard 6.5-inch colour iDrive display screen, upgraded to 8.8 inches with the Professional Multimedia package I tried. The iDrive control is down by the gearstick, supplemented by extra buttons to make it easier for you to find everything from navigation to ventilation. But then, wasn't the original point of iDrive to reduce button clutter? Whatever. The all-diesel range opens with a front-wheel drive model, the 150PS sDrive18d. Need drive going to each corner? Then try the xDrive20d model I sampled with an uprated 190PS version of BMW's 2.0-litre diesel installed. With 380Nm of torque on tap, you'll get to 62mph in 8.1s. Above this, there are a couple of six-cylinder engines. The xDrive30d makes a healthy 258PS and takes just 5.9 seconds to get to 62mph, while the xDrive35d is a real powerhouse, its 313PS demolishing the sprint in just 5.3 seconds. BMW is keen to tell us about this model's xDrive permanent four-wheel technology. Doubtless, the way that this electronically controlled system can distribute torque as needed to all four wheels depending on the grip at either front or rear will be useful in a snowy snap. Apparently, though, it's really there to make ordinary, everyday tarmac motoring that bit more enjoyable, helping to control the car through bends by, in true BMW style, sending more power rearwards and, if necessary, even lightly braking the inside rear wheel in tight cornering to increase mid-bend agility and traction. As for the rocky ride that owners of the original first generation model might remember, well things are much improved here, with a redesigned independent set-up offering a far more comfortable set-up.

Value For Money

The X3 doesn't come cheap, with prices starting at around £31,000. Don't, in other words, bother comparing it against conventional compacts 4x4s - Toyota RAV4s, Honda CR-Vs and the like: the X3 competes in an altogether more exalted, premium section of this market. This car really competes against more tarmac-orientated competitors at the plushest end of this segment, cars like Audi's Q5, range Rover's Evoque or Volvo's XC60.

Could I Live With One?

I've got a great deal of time for BMW's latest X3. It seems to have come of age in this second generation guise. Now all I have to do is get over the fact that BMW are expecting this car back next week.

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

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£489
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.9%
Cash price£39,115
Arnold Clark deposit£4135.88
Credit amount£34,490.12
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£17,500.54
Total amount payable£45,109.42
Contract mileage32000
Excess mileage charge7.07p per mile
APRFixed 5.9% APR representative

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