BMW X3

BMW X3 xDrive30d 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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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

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Urban: 40.4Motorway: 52.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

157

g/km