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Brand New BMW X3xDrive20d SE 5dr Step Auto

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£529 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic ice warningActive Guard
Attentiveness assistAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator, front and rearCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Digital clock with date indicatorDigital odometer/trip meter
Door/boot open warning lightExterior temperature gauge
Front/rear Parking distance controlFuel gauge
iDrive Controller and Display w/6.5" monitorLights on warning
Oil sensor for level and gradeOil temperature gauge
On board computerOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfileReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorSpeedometer
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation buttonStop/start system
Tachometer 

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBlack finish on B pillars
Body colour door handlesBody colour electric adjust heated aspherical door mirrors
Body colour roof mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome kidney grille with black verticle slatsDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dual chrome exhaustDynamic brake lights
Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric windowFollow me home headlights
Front and rear bumpers with replaceable deformation elementsFront and rear electric windows
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeated windscreen washer jets
Height adjustable headlampsHigh gloss black door sill finishers
High level third brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED IndicatorsLED tail lights
Low and high beam headlights in Bi-LEDRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear wiperSatin aluminium roof rails
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area3 rear headrests
3 spoke sports leather multi-function steering wheel3 zone climate control
4 grab handles4 lashing points to secure luggage
Ambient lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Centre console storage trayDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Foldable boot floor with storage compartmentFront and rear door armrests
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front door pocket bottle holdersFront footwell lights
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimmingFront/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddlesHeated front seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix rear child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Luggage area underfloor compartmentLuggage compartment lighting
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Rear door pockets with bottle holdersRemovable / retractable luggage cover
Removable rear parcel shelfSlope adjustable rear seats
Through load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seatToolkit located in luggage compartment
Vernasca leather upholsteryWelcome lighting

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
ADB - Automatic Differential BrakeAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-offBrake drying
Brake energy regenerationBraking pre-tensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child locks on rear doors
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDeactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crash
Driver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbagsDSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brakeFront and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbelts
Front seat belts warningFront seatbelt force limiters
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsPyrotechnically pre-tensioned rear seatbelts
Seatbelt security check for front seatsSide impact protection
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system
Ventilated front and rear disc brakesWarning 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 integrated key
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDrive Performance Control
Incorrect fuelling protectionMulti-link rear suspension

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

CO0.054CO2 (g/km)140
HC+NOx0.043Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.024Particles0.0003
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 - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)47.9

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power190Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesSEInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70
NCAP Safety Assist %58Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed132

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/60 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/60 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleV - SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1676Length4708
Wheelbase2864Width1891
Width (including mirrors)2138 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2420
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight670Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1750No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12
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
80%
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£529
Deposit£529
Term (months)47
Cash price£40,120
Credit amount£36,652.85
Guaranteed future value£16,983
Total amount payable£45,313.15
BMW deposit£2938.15
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.86p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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