BMW X3 xDrive M40d 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £55,370What Car? Target Price£50,915
Review

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 similarly capable alternatives.

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Trim: M40d

The M40d adds 20in wheels, upgraded brakes and an optional bespoke adaptive suspension set-up. Other highlights include electrically operated front seats with memory function and adaptive LED headlights.

Engine: xDrive

Truly breathtaking pace sees the M40d crack through 0-62mph in 4.9sec. It’s quicker than anything you’ll find in the Discovery Sport and Volvo XC60 lineup, and will also outgun the performance-focused Audi SQ5 and even the Porsche Macan S. It doesn’t sound as good as the M40i, but costs about the same to buy and will need a lot less stops for fuel. That said, the regular 30d is almost as quick and more frugal still.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

187

g/km

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