BMW X3 xDrive20d MHT xLine 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 £43,315What Car? Target Price£39,593
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: xLine

Adds larger 19in alloy wheels, a sports steering wheel and various exterior visual upgrades. Unless you’re particularly bothered about its ritzier looks, xLine isn’t worth the extra over SE.

Engine: xDrive20d

Our pick of the X3’s engine lineup is this 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel. It offers strong performance (0-62mph takes 7.9sec) whether you’re negotiating suburbia or the M1. In fact, it’s way punchier than the rather lacklustre Land Rover Discovery Sport D180 and will just about see off the impressive Audi Q5 45 TDI in a drag race, while delivering decent fuel consumption if driven sensibly.


Key information

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

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

154

g/km

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