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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£39,120-Β£52,455

Target Price (cash)

Β£37,418-Β£52,455

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What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Apple CarPlay

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Company car buyer

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr

If we had to have an X3 this is probably the one we’d have. Outclassed in all but its dynamic ability; who really needs a 4x4 that’s great around a track?

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Private car buyer

BMW X3 4x4 xDrive20d SE 5dr

If we had to have an X3 this is probably the one we’d have. Outclassed in all but its dynamic ability; who really needs a 4x4 that’s great around a track?

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Β£404.8-Β£579.49/month

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Engines

xDrive M40d Step Auto
We are yet to try out this variant
xDrive Step Auto
This turbocharged six-cylinder is the most powerful engine in the range, giving the X3 a serious turn of pace. But while it can play the noisy hooligan, this engine also has a civil side that’s perfect for cruising. Just remember that the xDrive30d is almost as fast in the real world and far more economical.
xDrive20i Step Auto
We have yet to try this entry-level petrol engine.
xDrive30d Step Auto
The 261bhp 3.0-litre straight-six diesel model is a relaxing car and would be our pick over the hot M40i. It certainly makes more financial sense for the majority of people and it’s not far behind the M40i in a sprint.
Our pick
xDrive20d Step Auto
Provides good, usable performance that&#39;s helped by its slick, responsive eight-speed automatic gearbox. When we tested it, this engine managed 0-60mph in 8.1sec, just 0.2sec behind the rival Q5 2.0 TDI 190. However, it is a little grumblier than the Q5 when you rev it.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

34.4-53.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

140-188 g/km

VED Tax band

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Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1600 litres

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