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BMW X3 4x4

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4 out of 5 stars

We're yet to drive the BMW X3 xDrive35d M Sport, but as soon as we do, our verdict will appear here.

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Key facts

5.3 secs
Top speed
152 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
692 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The xDrive20d SE is our favourite version. It provides all the performance you need and comes with lots of luxuries, including leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. Even sat-nav and a powered tailgate come as standard.

There's also a lower-powered two-wheel-drive sDrive18d version, plus two six-cylinder models. These final two are fast, but cost thousands more than the perfectly adequate 20d.

There are also xLine and M Sport trims available, but we'd resist the temptation. The M Sport in particular looks great with its sporty bodykit and big wheels, but it costs a lot more than SE.

Of the numerous cost options available, we'd certainly go for the eight-speed automatic gearbox; the six-speed manual (standard on the 18d and 20d) has a stiff action that makes changing gear a bit too much like hard work.

Reader test team says:

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This is my second X3 F25 model and after a week's ownership can already perceive an improvement over my original 2011 model. The car feels more…

Steve Krawczyk

5 out of 5 stars

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Although I have only owned this 7 month old car for two weeks it is the most satisfying car I have owned in 50 years. I had two previous BMW 3 Series…

David Woollard

5 out of 5 stars

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I bought this X3 because I need to pull a boat trailer and sometimes on and off a sandy beach where the 4x4 capability is a must. It does really well…

Andy Smtih

3 out of 5 stars

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr

I made the mistake of ordering a manual gear change; ignoring warnings about it as I thought BMW would not produce an inferior manual change. Well…

Roger Daniels

3 out of 5 stars
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