BMW X3 xDrive 30e xLine 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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BMW X3 front cornering
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  • BMW X3 interior dashboard
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  • BMW X3 interior infotainment
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  • BMW X3 left static boot open
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  • BMW X3 interior front seats
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  • BMW X3 boot open
  • BMW X3 front cornering
  • BMW X3 rear cornering
  • BMW X3 interior dashboard
  • BMW X3 interior back seats
  • BMW X3 interior infotainment
  • BMW X3 right tracking
  • BMW X3 rear cornering
  • BMW X3 front left tracking
  • BMW X3 left static boot open
  • BMW X3 headlights detail
  • BMW X3 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW X3 interior front seats
  • BMW X3 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW X3 interior detail
  • BMW X3 boot open
RRP £56,515What Car? Target Price£53,317
Fuel type:
petrol parallel phev
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The X3 offers a superb driving experience with a deeply impressive lineup of engines, as well as a spacious and high-quality interior. That all adds up to make it one of the very best large SUVs to buy, but it’s still worth checking out the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 as highly capable alternatives.

This entry-level trim comes well equipped with 19in alloy wheels, front sports seats, 12in digital instrument panel, 12in touchscreen iDrive infotainment system, three-zone climate control, cruise control and a powered boot lid.

Putting the fully-electric BMW iX3 aside, the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid PHEV is the best choice for company car buyers, with by far the lowest CO2 emissions in the line-up and a generous company car tax break. However, it’s arguably the weakest model in the line-up to drive and there are far better plug-in hybrid options out there, such as the Lexus NX 450h and Volvo XC60 T6 Recharge – both of which have much longer electric ranges.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol Parallel PHEV
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

134.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

48

g/km