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2018 (68) BMW X3 xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic ice warningActive Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Attentiveness assistAutomatic 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 warningDigital clock with date indicator
Digital odometer/trip meterDoor/boot open warning light
Exterior temperature gaugeFront/rear Parking distance control
Fuel gaugeiDrive Controller and Display w/6.5" monitor
Lights on warningNavigation system - BMW Professional multimedia
Oil sensor for level and gradeOil temperature gauge
On board computerOptimum shift indicator
Personal ProfileReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorSpeedometer
Stop/start systemTachometer
Variable sports power steering 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock
Incorrect fuelling protectionMulti-link rear suspension
Performance ControlSports function on gearbox with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles

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 roof mouldings
Body coloured bumpersCerium grey air breather
Cerium grey air inletsCerium grey exterior mirror caps
Cerium grey frame and kidney grille with high gloss black vertical slatsDirection indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
Dual chrome exhaustDynamic brake lights
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsFingertip 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 gloss black door sill finishersHigh gloss black shadow line roof rails
High gloss shadow lineHigh level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
LED IndicatorsLED tail lights
Low and high beam headlights in Bi-LEDM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wiper
Shark fin antennaVisible VIN plate
Welcome lightingWindscreen wipers with adjustable interval

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area3 rear headrests
3 zone climate control4 grab handles
4 lashing points to secure luggageAmbient lighting
Anthracite headliningAnthracite Velour floor mats
Centre console storage trayDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Electric adjustable seats with memory functionFoldable boot floor with storage compartment
Front and rear door armrestsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front door pocket bottle holders
Front footwell lightsFront/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Front/rear reading lightsHeated front seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix rear child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Luggage area underfloor compartmentLuggage compartment lighting
M Sport multifunction leather steering wheelRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storageRear door pockets with bottle holders
Removable / retractable luggage coverRemovable rear parcel shelf
Slope adjustable rear seatsThrough loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Visibility pack - X3 

Passive Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
ADB - Automatic Differential BrakeAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-offBMW emergency call
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningChild locks on rear doors
Cornering brake control (CBC)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
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 and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbeltsFront seat belts warning
Front seatbelt force limitersHill descent control
Hill start assistM Sport braking system
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 alarmStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button

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

CO0.278CO2 (g/km)206
HC0.043Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB58B30M0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)31EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)36.7EC Urban (mpg)24.6

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power360
Coin DescriptioniGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0740EManufacturers 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)4.8Engine Power - BHP360
Engine Power - KW265Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1520Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R20Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1676Length4716
Wheelbase2864Width1897
Width (including mirrors)2138 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2455
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight645Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1810No. 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 [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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35 monthly payments of£599.36
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£36,910.10
Fixed interest rate4.5%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£30,898
Credit amount£30,649
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge6.98p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£15,682.50
Term (months)36

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  • BMW X3 - xDrive M40i 5dr Step Auto
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  • 30898
  • 43819 miles, Arnold Clark Dumfries