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BMW X3 4x4

What Car? says

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 online.

What Car? readers say

4.0625


Key facts

0–60mph
5.3 secs
Top speed
152 mph
Average mpg
47.1
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.

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

There's also an M Sport trim available, but we'd resist the temptation. It looks great, with a sporty bodykit, but again, it costs thousands more than the SE.

BMW also offers numerous cost options, and we’d be tempted to specify the eight-speed automatic gearbox because the standard six-speed manual has a stiff action that makes it a bit too much like hard work.

Reader test team says:

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive30d xLine 5dr

I had been waiting for the new 'face-lift' version of the X3 to appear ever since I saw the publicity material. As luck would have it, a local BMW…

Mike Stevens

5 out of 5 stars

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr

I have owned my BMW X3 M Sport from new (March 2012) and have been massively disappointed with the car. I drive very carefully but the car still…

Colin Walters

1 out of 5 stars

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr

11 months and 10,000 miles down the road and still waiting for the diesel clatter to subside. A very good car marred by the awful racket of a bag of…

David Wilson

4 out of 5 stars

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr

Really pleased with this car. Previously owned a couple of Mercedes and a SAAB, all of which were very good cars, but the BMW is the complete package.…

Humphrey Richards

5 out of 5 stars
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