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2019 (69) BMW X3 M xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW Online servicesBMW remote services
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
Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screenDigital cockpit with speedometer with mph readout,M Specific appearance with model designation and tachometer,fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
Head up DisplayiDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offM Gear selector
Navigation system - BMW Professional multimedia with Hard disc drive (HDD) and 10.25" touch displayOil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Real time traffic information 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Adaptive M suspensionEight speed M Steptronic sport transmission with drivelogic and gearshift paddle switches on steering wheel
Incorrect fuelling protectionM Sport differential
Performance ControlSport automatic transmission

Entertainment

BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB tuner
Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingAutomatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
Black finish on B pillarsBMW Icon adaptive LED headlights with low and high beam headlights in Bi-LED, LED daytime running lights in corona ring style and LED Indicators
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour roof mouldingsDirection 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
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Green tinted heat protection glazingHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantHigh gloss black exterior air inlets, mirror caps and air breather
High gloss black shadow line roof railsHigh gloss shadow line exterior trim
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyInterior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED tail lightsLightweight engineering
M competition bodystylingM 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 90mmM Sport exhaust system
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wiper
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Welcome lightingWindscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console3 zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient lightingAnthracite headlining
Driver and front passenger lumbar supportFour 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 cupholders x 2
Front floor mats in velourFront M seats
Front M seats with illuminated M logo in headrestsHigh gloss black front door sill finishers with X3 M competition designation
Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lightingLuggage area underfloor compartment
Luggage compartment lightingM Gear knob
M leather steering wheelRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
Storage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door trims and under luggage compartmentSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Three rear headrestsThrough loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Luggage compartment storage 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)Battery safety cut-off
BMW emergency callBrake drying
Brake energy regenerationBraking pre-tensioning
Child proof locking system in rear doorChild seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Cornering brake control (CBC)Crash 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
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlDSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic safety
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Hill descent controlHill start assist
M Compound perforated brakesPassive protection for pedestrians
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 limitersTwin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring systemVentilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Locking wheel nutsRemote control including integrated key with M specific design
Remote control including two integrated key - one button for open/close all lockable content, windows and separate button for open luggage compartmentStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

Trim

Black Sensatec instrument panel with grey contrasting seamSensatec dashboard

Wheels

21" V spoke M light alloy wheels in bicolour black with mixed tyres - style 765M
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)239Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb261WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH265
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL261WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH263
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL259WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH225
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL222WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH370
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL366WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH259
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL255 

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

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH11.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL11.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH9.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low16.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH16.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL16.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium11.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL11.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH24.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL24.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH24.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL24.8
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH28.5WLTP - MPG - High - TEL29.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH17.4WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL17.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH24.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL25.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power510
Coin SeriesX3 M CompetitionGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0746EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.1Engine Power - BHP510
Engine Power - KW375Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5950Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM2600Top Speed177

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear265/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleV SPOKE STYLE 765Wheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1669Length4726
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 Weight530Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1970No. 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 [G01]

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

BMW's third generation 'G01'-series X3 was a premium mid-sized SUV that in this form got plusher, more spacious and more powerfully efficient compared to its predecessor, stacking up impressively against prestigiously-badged period alternatives from Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar and Volvo in this sector. Like its rivals, dynamically targeted almost exclusively towards on-road use, it was another example of just how car-like a model of this kind could be.

History

You wouldn't would you? Dramatically change a car that's already a best seller. So this third generation BMW X3, the Munich maker's entrant in the ever-growing premium mid-sized SUV segment back in 2017, very much emphasised evolution over revolution when it came to the alterations made. We'd had the major changes with the previous generation MK2 'F25'-series version back in 2010, when BMW transformed the awkward first generation 'E83'-series X3 model onto a proper smart-suited mid-sized SUV fully up to the task of taking on classy rivals from Audi and Mercedes. That previous MK1 design, originally launched in 2003, had been one of the company's poorer efforts, essentially a re-bodied 3 Series Touring that looked ugly, felt cheap, rode poorly and only sold a lot because it didn't have much competition. What buyers really wanted an X3 to be was a slightly shrunken version of the company's luxury X5, so that's what the Bavarians tried to provide with the second generation 'F25' series version of this car, production for which was moved to the X5's US plant in Spartenburg, South Carolina. The same American factory built this replacement 'G01'-series X3 model too, like all X-range models designated by BMW as an 'SAV' (or 'Sports Activity Vehicle') to try and differentiate it from less dynamic SUV rivals. As you can see from the styling, presided over by Australian Calvin Luk, it was moved a touch up-market. Necessarily so, to leave a little more breathing space for the two other only slightly more compact X-series models that by 2017 had been slotted in to sell beneath it, the second generation X1 and that car's sporty derivative, the X2. True, the size of this model was much the same as it was before, but under the skin, things were much changed, the previous 3 Series-derived architecture here replaced by a more sophisticated design that shared its technology with the more luxury-orientated 5 Series model. As part of that, buyers got a whole new level of safety provision and media connectivity, plus cabin quality took a big leap forward too. When buyers wanted an agile driving experience, weight reductions and improvements to the chassis promised to provide it. When they didn't, the company's autonomous driving tech was supposed to allow you to relax and settle back. There were also properly potent 'M Performance' flagship variants for the first time too. This 'G01'-series third generation X3 was subtly updated in mid-2021, but it's the earlier 2017-2021-era versions of it we look at here.

What You Get

Though the exterior dimensions here were hardly changed over those of the previous 'F25'-series MK2 model, this third generation 'G01'-series X3 has significantly more road presence than its predecessor. Predictably, it shares many aesthetic cues with the second generation version of its smaller X1 showroom stablemate - which is not surprising since both models were the work of the same stylist, Australian designer Calvin Luk. Of course as usual, what's more important is what you can't see, primarily the fact that the under-skin architecture, which in previous X3s was based on a 3 Series, here drew from more up-market 5 Series-derived technology. There's a reason this car feels more sophisticated, both on the road and in the cabin. Inside, you're seated in the pleasingly commanding position you'll want if you've switched into an X-series model from either a 3 or a 5 Series. And for the first time in an X3, MK3 model buyers were treated to a properly premium experience behind the wheel. We mentioned the new-found close relationship this third generation model now has with BMW's 5 Series model. Well inside, you really feel that, perhaps most notably with the use this X3 makes of the cutting-edge Media Connectivity systems from that car. Most notably, that means the 10.25-inch 'Professional MultiMedia' centre screen infotainment set-up, which is either standard or optional, depending on the variant you've chosen. Base models get conventional gauges, but as an option, original buyers could replace these with virtual dials that came as part of the TFT 'Digital Cockpit' screen fitted as standard on the top M40i variant. 'M Sport'-trimmed derivatives got a compromise semi-digital cockpit arrangement. And in the back? Well here, a six-footer will be able to sit comfortably behind a driver of similar size, which is about as much as you can ask of a mid-sized SUV of this sort. There was seat backrest-reclining functionality, but original buyers had to pay extra for it so it might not feature on the model you're looking at. Once the powered hatch rises, you're provided with 550-litres of capacity. Need more room? If you've got the reclining back seat, this process is neatly activated by cargo sidewall latches and when they've been pulled, a 1,600-litre cargo area is revealed.

What to Look For

Our owner survey revealed many satisfied users of this 'G01'-series X3 model, but inevitably, there were a few issues reported. The four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine of the xDrive 20i has proved to be pretty strong but we've come across some problems with it such as coolant leaks and gasket failures. It's also used as part of the xDrive 30e Plug-in Hybrid powertrain and with that, we've come across occasional sensor module failures. Some X3 PHEV owners have also had issues with charging and one even had a problem with the car's central computer. The six cylinder petrol engine in the M40i is also pretty reliable, but we have come across issues with coolant and oil loss, failing gaskets and VANOS solenoid failure. With the diesels, the main thing we'd check for is for diesel particulate filter problems for diesel cars which haven't ventured onto the highway very frequently. The DPF has to be up to temperature before it can regenerate. Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital. This car uses complex engines and only regular and appropriate maintenance will see them go the distance. Otherwise, it's just the usual things. Insist on a fully stamped-up service record and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2018 model X3 xDrive20d ex-vat] Parts prices for an X3 model from this period can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: An oil filter is in the £9 bracket. An air filter is around £20. Front brake discs cost in the £200 bracket; rear discs are in the £122 bracket. A set of front brake pads is around £29-£70; rear pads are around £32-£44. A fuel filter is in the £35 bracket; an alternator is around £352; wiper blades are around £11-£25.

On the Road

This MK3 model X3 was tasked with serving up a more rewarding driving experience than its predecessor. Hence the changes made here - a greater rearward bias for the xDrive 4WD system, a small but significant 55kg overall weight saving and the addition to the line-up of the first ever X3 'M Performance' models, the M40i, a straight-six 360bhp petrol powerhouse that goes Porsche Macan-hunting at the top of the range. Shortly afterwards, that variant was joined by another straight six 3.0-litre M Performance model, the M40d diesel. For most used buyers though, the focus will be on more mainstream models, all of which in 'G01'-series form got xDrive 4WD and a silky smooth 8-speed automatic gearbox. There are two four cylinder derivatives, a 184bhp petrol xDrive 20i model that hardly anyone will want and a 190bhp xDrive20d diesel derivative that the vast majority of X3 buyers tend to choose. The latter variant is capable of 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 132g/km of CO2. The other option is the six cylinder 3.0-litre xDrive30d diesel, which we think, hits a very appealing power, performance and efficiency sweet spot in the range if you can stretch to it. Whatever your choice of variant, you should feel that the roadgoing experience served up by the X3 is a slight cut above its most direct competitors from this era, if you're one of those people who likes to drive. There's a superior compromise between agility and ride quality, an engaging rearward bias to the xDrive 4WD system and more precise steering than you'd normally expect from a car of this kind. Plus you get BMW's usual 'DPC' 'Drive Performance Control' system allowing you to change steering, throttle and gearchange timings via selectable settings.

Overall

BMW has had a lot to do with the rise in popularity of mid-sized premium SUVs since the X3 was first launched, pioneering this segment back in 2003. Rivals have grabbed the headlines since, but with this third generation model, the Bavarians set out to redefine what a car of this kind should be. In many ways, this early 'G01'-series version of the MK3 model did just that. Yes it's true that it didn't offer much that was radically different to what we'd previously seen before in this class, but everything it did do was so complete and polished that from launch, it was hard not to admire the end result. There's certainly no doubt that it was an immeasurable improvement over the MK2 version in every possible way - and still feels that way even now. It looks more up-market, it rides impressively and, thank goodness, on-tarmac, it drives just as a BMW of this kind should. That's important because the previous generation version didn't really differentiate itself very much from obvious rivals in this regard. Probably more significant though, is that in this form, the X3 gained a luxury demeanour it had lacked before, both in terms of its streetside presence and its classy cabin. In this form, it really is the junior X5 we were always promised and quite a number of owners of that larger model might well be tempted to downsize into this one. 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%

* 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.

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47 monthly payments of£703.12
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£59,162.64
Fixed interest rate5.1%
Representative APR9.9%
Cash price£45,498
Credit amount£45,249
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge11.79p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£25,867
Term (months)48

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  • BMW X3 M - xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto
  • SN69EYK
  • GBP
  • 45498
  • 11508 miles, Inverness BMW