BMW X3 shown here is the second generation of the model, with facelift (starting 2014). The model has greater refinement when compared to previous generation, a far better customisation programme and hugely improved ride quality and dynamics. Here we have a popular xDrive20d version – an average engine from whole lineup – with top interior equipment, including state of the art harman / kardon audio system. The latest product improvement of BMW X3 (operated in 2016) adds new infotainment system with graphics similar to BMW 7 Series.
Model: BMW X3 / BMW X3 xDrive20d
Production: 2010- (with facelift starting 2014)
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 54,405 Euros
Engine: 2.0-litre (1,995 cc) in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine, including BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, turbocharger with variable intake geometry, common-rail direct injection, maximum injection pressure is 2,000 bar. The maximum output is 140 kW / 190 PS/hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is 400 Nm (approx. 295 ft-lbs) available between 1,750 and 2,250 rpm.
Gearbox: 8-speed automatic
Tyres: Pirelli SottoZero 245/50 R18 100H
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.1 seconds
Top speed: 210 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.2 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 138 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 67
Dimensions (mm): L 4,657 / w 1,881 / h 1,661
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 550 / 1,600
Wheelbase (mm): 2,810
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,745 kg/1,820 kg
Front suspension: Double-joint spring-strut axle in lightweight steel construction.
Rear suspension: Five-link axle in lightweight steel construction.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front; crash-activated head restraints at the front; DSC, including ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, HDC (Hill Descent Control); Servotronic; Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); velour floor mats; frontal central armrest; auto start/stop; multifunction steering wheel in leather; Driving experience switch including ECO PRO; Brake Energy Regeneration; 18-inch light alloy wheels Y-Spoke type 607, automatic air conditioning; lights package; adaptive cruise control with brake function; headlights washer system; LED fog lights; High Beam Assistant; Automatic operation of luggage compartment lid; Park Distance Control (front/rear).
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Automatic Transmission with gearshift paddles (1,952); Deep Sea Blue Metallic Paint (755); Dynamic Damper Control (933); Rearview Camera (356); sun protection glazing (330); Adaptive LED headlights (2,350); interior rear-view mirror with anti-dazzle function (152); interior trim finishers Aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise (119); M leather steering wheel (170); Navigation system Professional (764); BMW ConnectedDrive Advanced (1,442); Telephony with wireless charging (42); First Class Upgrade (2,767) consisting Performance Control, Variable Sport Steering, Comfort Acces System; Panorama Glass Roof, mechanical roller sunblind for rear seats, electrically adjustable front seats with Memory for driver’s seat, lumbar support for driver and front passenger, heated front seats, heated rear seats, harman / kardon audio system; Business Class Package (2,272); Innovation Package (1,060) consisting Head-Up Display and Speed Limit Info.
+ agile & easy to drive
+ precise steering
+ stiff & silent suspension
+ fast transmission
+ great refinement
+ excellent harman / kardon audio system
+ very good engine performance
+ good fuel economy
+ excellent LED headlights
– cheap look for some interior plastics and dashboard foam
Driven by Adrian M. for 204 km, 10.3 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 9,291 km total mileage of the car.