BMW X3 xDrive20i xLine 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £43,040What Car? Target Price£39,947
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 highly capable alternatives.

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Adds larger 19in alloy wheels, silver side sills, LED front foglights, sports seats and more off-road orientated exterior styling but, unless you’ve a particular desire to upgrade the X3's looks, it isn’t worth the extra money.

Petrol power starts with this 2.0-litre 184bhp engine, which we’re yet to try. On paper it offers similar outright pace to the Land Rover Discovery Sport P200, but is slower than the Q5 45 TFSI.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

176

g/km

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