BMW X3

BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto Review

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Review

An Audi Q5 might be more comfortable, but a X3 superb driving experience and spacious, high-quality interior makes it one of the very best large SUVs to buy. And if you want to combine those elements with a serious turn of pace, the M40i is one of the best performance SUVs around.

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Trim: M Sport

Adds larger 19in alloy wheels and a more aggressive-looking bodykit. Sadly, you also get overly stiff sports suspension, although you can opt out of this for no extra charge. The cheaper trims make far more sense.

Engine: xDrive20d

Provides good, usable performance that'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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Urban: 46.3Motorway: 55.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km

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