BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Plus Pack] Review

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Manufacturer price from:£51,770

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: xDrive30d

The 261bhp 3.0-litre straight-six diesel model is a relaxing car and would be our pick over the hot M40i. It certainly makes more financial sense for the majority of people and it’s not far behind the M40i in a sprint.

Key information

0-62 MPH5.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 42.2Motorway: 51.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating