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2014 BMW X3

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2014 xDrive28i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle
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Price:   -  From $39,800
2014 xDrive35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $44,900


In BMWspeak, the 2014 BMW X3 is a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). When the Bavarian automaker first coined the term, many journalists called it a clever marketing ploy. In reality, though, BMW does put more emphasis on driving dynamics than 90% of the SUVs and crossovers in production, so the term SAV is more than just marketing tool. For 2014, the X3 is available in two models with standard all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2014

Standard equipment for 2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i and BMW X3 xDrive35i models now include a universal garage door opener, auto dimming exterior mirrors, 40-20-40 split folding rear seats, a storage compartment package, ambiant lighting, BMW Assist eCall and BMW TeleService. The optional navigation system has a new iDrive rotary controller with integrated touchpad.


Choosing Your BMW X3

Your first choice is between four-cylinder (from $39,800) and six-cylinder (from $44,900) X3 models:



The X3 xDrive28i is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. That's the same horsepower figure as last year's six-cylinder, but with more torque and better efficiency. The efficient engine delivers city/highway fuel economy of 21/28 mpg.


The higher-trim xDrive35i vehicle houses a 300-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder that offers 300 pound-feet of torque and delivers city/highway fuel economy of 19/26 mpg.

Both engines connect to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. For increased fuel efficiency, all X3s feature automatic start/stop, a system that shuts the engine down at a stop and restarts when the foot is lifted from the brake pedal.

The extra cost of the xDrive35i includes more than a larger engine:

  • The base xDrive28i comes with 8-way power front seats, automatic climate control, power-operated tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, and a 12-speaker/205-watt audio system with an AM/FM/CD player featuring HD radio and an auxiliary input.
  • The higher-trim xDrive35i has standard xenon headlights and a panoramic moonroof.

Like other BMWs, the X3 comes with complimentary maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles. Roadside assistance is also offered for the first four years.


Whichever X3 you choose, the scope of your optional equipment is vast. Check too many option boxes and the purchase price rises fast, especially since some features come in packages that cost thousands of dollars. Among the add-ons available are leather seating, navigation, heated front and rear seats, a 40/20/40 folding rear seat, heated steering wheel and lane-departure warning. For audiophiles a 16-speaker, 600-watt sound system is available. Drivers in search of higher performance can opt for packages that tighten the handling and employ larger wheels, most notably the $1,400 Dynamic Handling Package and the $3,000 M-Sport Package.

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CarsDirect Tip

The size of the X3 has grown close to the size of the original X5, making it an excellent X5alternative for buyers who don't need the extra space. Our top pick in the X3 lineup is a lightly-optioned xDrive28i—more than enough performance and excellent economy make it the best value.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
17.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
63.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
183.0 "
Exterior Width
74.1 "
Exterior Height
65.4 "
Front Headroom
40.7 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
39.9 "
Rear Legroom
36.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,068 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored / Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Colored W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
12 / 16 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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