For BMW’s 2.0-litre diesel engine is strong and pretty refined. The BMW X3 xDrive20d SE gives you lots of luxuries, including leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and cruise control.

Against The wide transmission tunnel makes life uncomfortable for a central rear passenger and the manual gearbox is pretty clunky. We’re yet to try the X3 on standard suspension.

BMW X3 4x4

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

The BMW X3 xDrive20d SE is our pick of the X3 range. It has all the performance you need, and it's efficient enough to keep running costs down.

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Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control Standard
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Standard
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Standard
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats £945
Heated Seats Standard
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof £1,190
Power Folding Mirror £300
Engine & Transmission
Auto £1,525
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Standard
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD Not Available
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Metallic paint £645
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Standard
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Hands Free Phone Kit Not Available
Satellite navigation Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Split/fold seats Standard
Bluetooth Standard
7 seat pack Not Available
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Standard
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Standard
Rear Parking Sensor Standard
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera £330
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Lane Departure Warning £550
Front Parking Sensor Standard
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Standard
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking £399
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Power Seats £945
Electric Panoramic Sunroof £1,190
Power Folding Mirror £300
Auto £1,525
Metallic paint £645
Reversing Camera £330
Lane Departure Warning £550
Satellite tracking £399
Total Price: £33,945
Running costs
Town mpg 45.6
Out of town mpg 56.5
Average mpg 52.3
Tank capacity (litres) 67
CO2 Rating (g/km) 142
Carbon offset cost £21
Green rating F
Insurance group 30
Typical insurance £816.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 53%
Typical contract hire £391.00
Pence per mile 60
Servicing costs - 3 years £1,106.00
Service intervals Variable
Warranty period 3yr/UL + 3yr Paint + 12yr Perforation + 3yr Breakdown
Three-year cost£20,911
Company car tax
Percentage charge 26
Benefit in kind £8,604.00
Tax payable 20% £1,721.00
Tax payable 40% £3,442.00

Performance and measurements

Body type 4X4
Number of doors 5
Number of seats 5
Engine (cc/type) 1995/4
Number of Valves 16
Fuel type Diesel
Max power (bhp/rpm) 181/4000
Pulling power (lb/ft) 280
Engine position F
Driven wheels Four
Length (mm) 4648
Width (mm) 1881
Height (mm) 1661
Boot space (min ltr) 550
Boot space (max ltr) 1600
Turning circle (m) 11.9
Towing weight (kg) 2000
Kerb weight (kg) 1790
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 8.1
Max speed (mph) 130
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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