The 2017 BMW X3 is a four-door crossover with a rear liftgate. Rear-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available.
Introduced in 2004, the current model is now in its second generation and just two years removed from a major facelift. An all-new model is expected to launch next year.
Two turbocharged gasoline engines are offered with the 2017 X3. The standard 2-liter four-cylinder turbo makes 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 2-liter achieves 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Also available is a 3-liter six-cylinder with 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is mandatory with this engine. Models so equipped are rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.
Pricing for the X3’s trims is as follows:
The standard X3 sDrive28i costs $39,250. If you prefer all-wheel drive, you have your choice of X3 xDrive28i ($41,250) or X3 xDrive35i ($47,950) models to consider.
Upgrades include choosing MSport or xLine trims. The MSport ($2,600 or $2,700) includes an M aerodynamic kit, a satin aluminum kidney grille, 19-inch M Sport double spoke wheels, and upgrades to the steering wheel and sport seats. The xLine ($1,500) restricts those changes to the wheels, front fascia, window surround, roof rails, and the steering wheel.
Options include cold weather, dynamic handling, technology, lighting, and driver assistance packages.
The cold weather package ($950) brings in heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and retractable headlight washers. The dynamic handling package ($1,400) includes damper and performance control, and variable sport steering. The technology package adds a navigation system, head-up display, remote services, and additional apps and instrument panel contents.
Choose the lighting package ($1,900) and your X3 receives adaptive full LED lights and automatic high beams. A pair of driver assistance packages ($950 and $1,700) bring in such upgrades as a rearview camera, park distance control, and active blind spot detection. Individual upgrades include a navigation system, heated front seats, and rear manual side window shades.
Package prices may vary according to trim and are subject to change. Vehicle prices do not reflect a $995 destination charge.