What used BMW X3 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for the X3 start at £25,000 for an early version, most likely with a diesel engine. Rarer petrol models start at £30,000.
The faster M models are understandably more expensive and start at £39,000 for an M40i and £40,000 for an M40d.
You might be able to save a couple of grand off of the list price for a brand new 30e by choosing a used one at £45,000, but expect that saving to increase as time passes and more become available.
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How much does it cost to run a BMW X3 4x4?
If you have an X3 with a diesel engine, you should expect to see more than 40mpg. The most frugal version is the 20d, with an official WLTP average of 45.6mpg. Remarkably, the six-cylinder 30d is only slightly down on this figure at 40.4mpg, while the M40d returns a decent 39.2mpg.
The petrol cars aren’t quite so good: the four-cylinder 20i averages only 36.2mpg, while the 34.4mpg combined figure for the high-performance M40i would have to be achieved with a very light foot.
Car tax (VED)
Unless you find an entry-level X3 with few options on it, your X3 will have more than likely cost more than £40,000 when new, so it will therefore attract the luxury car tax penalty on top of the flat rate fee. This means that you’ll have to pay the highest rate of tax every year until the car is more than six years old. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing and insurance
Insurance costs should be in line with rivals unless you go for the M40d or M40i. BMW servicing generally undercuts that of rival Mercedes-Benz in terms of cost and is on a par with that of other rivals. However, your car's previous owner might have bought a service pack when the car was new, and this should cover all the routine maintenance of the car for the first three years or 36,000 miles. You can check BMW’s website to see if your X3 has a pre-paid service pack.
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