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2023 BMW X3

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2023 sDrive30i 4dr 4x2 Sports Activity Vehicle
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Price:   -  From $46,200
2023 xDrive30i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $48,200
2023 M40i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $61,000
2023 M Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Coupe Price:   -  From $74,400
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3.4 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2023 BMW X3 is essentially a carryover from its recent update in 2022. 2023 marks 50 years of BMW M and the X3’s performance variants offer special emblems to pay tribute.

Choosing Your BMW X3

The 2023 BMW X3 compact luxury SUV is available in three trim levels, the sDrive30i and xDrive30i (with all-wheel drive), M40i, and X3 M. Base prices range from $46,395 to $73,895.

Engine Choices

The 2023 BMW X3 is offered with efficient turbocharged four and six-cylinder engines. The base model (sDrive30i) is rear-wheel drive while all-wheel drive is offered for ($2,000) on the base trim and standard on the other trims. The X3 is equipped with an eight-speed automatic on all trims and the M with the Competition Package allows for a temporary extra boost for more power.

TrimEngine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)

sDrive30i

xDrive30i

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder248 hp258 lb-ft

RWD: 23/ 29/ 25 mpg

AWD: 21/ 28/ 24 mpg

M40i

3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder

48V Mild Hybrid

382 hp369 lb-ft21/ 26/ 23 mpg

M

M Competition

3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder

473 hp

503 hp

442 lb-ft

479 lb-ft

15/ 20/ 17 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2023 BMW X3 stretches to 185.9 inches in length and seats five. It offers 36.4 inches of rear legroom and has a spacious cargo area that can hold 28.7 cubic feet worth of stuff or 62.7 cubic feet with the seats folded. When properly equipped, the X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds which is at the top end of this segment.

BMW X3

Safety Features

The X3 is equipped with basic active safety technology such as low-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, parking sensors, and automatic high beams. The M40i and M offer the Driving Assistant Professional Package for $1,700 and it includes adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane-keeping assist, and lane-change assist.

Connectivity

The X3 is standard with a 10.3-inch (12.3-inch on the M40i and M) infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and navigation. A Wi-Fi hotspot and BMW’s remote-connected services are also included. Sound is produced through 12 speakers while an optional ($875) Harman Kardon sound system with 16 speakers (two of those are bass speakers under the front seats) is available on the sDrive30i and M40i and standard on the M. Two USB ports are standard while a wireless charging pad is available for $500.

BMW X3

2023 BMW X3 sDrive30i - MSRP From $46,395

The base X3 is equipped with 19-inch wheels, a power tailgate, satin aluminum exterior trim and roof rails, LED headlights, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, and chrome trapezoidal exhaust tips. Inside, synthetic leather seats, dark oak wood trim, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are among the notable interior features.

The Convenience Package includes proximity entry and a panoramic sunroof for $1,650 while the $2,650 Premium Package includes those features and adds integrated navigation into the digital gauge cluster and a heated steering wheel.

The M Sport Package ($4,100) includes dark gray 19-inch wheels, high gloss exterior trim, deeper front and rear bumpers, body-color exterior lower trim, and an M steering wheel, and opens up the availability of the Dynamic Handling Package ($1,400) that packs a sport steering system, performance brakes with painted calipers, and adaptive dampers. Leather is available for $1,500.

2023 BMW X3 M40i - MSRP From $60,945

The mid-level performance variant of the X3 comes dressed with the M Sport trim, the Dynamic Handling Package, the Convenience Package, and uniquely offers a head-up display through the Premium Package ($1,350), a surround-view camera for $700, an M Sport rear differential ($1,300), and BMW 50 Years emblems ($200) to mark its anniversary. A synthetic leather dash panel and aluminum trim are now included while leather remains optional.

2023 BMW X3 M - MSRP From $73,895

The pinnacle of X3 performance is designated by its unique front and rear bumpers, 20-inch wheels, a prominent roof spoiler, quad exhaust outlets, carbon fiber exterior and interior trim, sport seats with power bolsters and extendable thigh support, a unique shifter with driveline controls, a unique gauge cluster display, and additional controls on the sport steering wheel. Underneath it all, the M features a unique suspension design, an M Sport rear differential, re-tuned dynamic dampers, and revised all-wheel drive calibration.

The $7,000 Competition Package brings more, albeit temporary, power, 21-inch wheels, leather sport seats, a sport exhaust system, seat belts with the M brand colors, and gloss black exterior trim that extends to the grille and exhaust outlets while the Driving Assistance Professional Package ($1,700) and Executive Package ($3,650) are also available to ensure the priciest X3 doesn’t go without any of the features of the lesser trims.

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CarsDirect Tip

The M40i is tempting for its sporty engine but it's a steep jump in price over the xDrive30i with the Premium and M Sport packages which add luxury and a healthy dose of performance.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Feels classy
  • Great fun to drive
  • Strong range of engines
  • Base models are good value
Cons
  • M40i models are poor value
  • Cabin lacks interest
  • Weak fuel economy
  • Options packs can frustrate
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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It could only be a Beemer. In many respects, BMW’s X3 encapsulates everything we’re familiar with from this iconic German marque. The exterior styling is a case in point – following a mild facelift last year, you could see it from half a mile away and instantly recognize its double kidney grille and C-pillar Hofmeister kink. The pumped-up appearance of this mid-size SUV does nothing to dilute its family DNA, right down to the sober paint colors.

Step inside, and the song remains the same. Base models look rather too monochrome if you don’t opt for a colorful trim or seat covering, but everything has a minimalist quality that retains some appeal. There are a few too many buttons on the dash for a 2023 model, though everything is well-damped and tactile. BMW’s evergreen iDrive system has been retained, even if some competitors have moved the game on slightly. The standard 10.3-inch touchscreen is fine, while a larger 12.3-inch option is akin to what Mercedes customers receive nowadays.

A world of options. It used to be said that you had to pay extra to specify your new BMW with windshield wipers or seats, but the X3 is far less stingy. A comprehensive safety roster extends to blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking, allied to top scores from the NHTSA and IIHS. In terms of creature comforts, even the $46,395 30i receives 19-inch wheels and power-adjustable seats clad in synthetic leather.

The complications start when you examine the options list. For instance, you could spend $1,650 adding a large sunroof and lumbar support to the driver’s seat; an additional $1,000 combines this with a bigger touchscreen and heating elements throughout the front seats and wheel. You often have to pay for items you don’t want in order to obtain an item you do want, while the M Sport package represents poor value when you could pay $3,500 more and get a superior car in the form of the M40i.

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The power and the glory. The M40i is something of an anomaly – a high-performance SUV that’s worth buying. Not only can it dispatch the 0-60 sprint in 4.4 seconds, but it also comes with adaptive dampers and variable-assist steering for truly dynamic road manners. It’s a winning combination and one which makes the flagship X3 M seem rather unnecessary. Yes, it generates as much as 503 hp, but the ride is punishing. You can have just as much fun (in greater comfort) throwing the M40i into a series of bends, with taut handling and linear acceleration the default in every configuration.

For anyone more interested in value than straight-line speed, the standard X3 comes with a two-liter turbocharged gas engine whose 248 hp is fed to either the rear or all four wheels, depending on whether you’re willing to pay an extra $2,000 for AWD. The engine is paired with a typically creamy BMW automatic transmission, with power supplied to the road through 19-inch wheels which don’t harm ride quality as much as you might expect. We’d still go for the M40i’s adaptive dampers, though.

Making the most of modest space. As the third-smallest model in BMW’s seven-strong SUV range, it’s understandable that the X3 isn’t exactly limousine-like inside. However, it makes the most of its relatively compact external dimensions to offer a reasonable amount of space for people and their cargo.

Starting at the back, the trunk holds around 29 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which increases to almost 63 if the flat rear bench upright is dropped. While in position, it’s better suited to two occupants than three – this isn’t the widest car, and a trio of passengers could become uncomfortably well-acquainted. Legroom is also well short of the class best, at 36 inches, though the seats themselves are supportive without the historic BMW firmness you might have feared. Up front, power adjustment is standard but you’ll either be upgrading the trim or adding options to enjoy heating and cooling, let alone leather trim and lumbar adjustment.

Final thoughts. While there are many competitors active in this part of the market (with as many more in the price bands immediately above and below the X3 range), few SUVs handle as enthusiastically as this one. Grippy, responsive, and communicative, the X3 is a family car that allows the keen driver to have some fun when the opportunity presents itself. It’s also one of the few SUVs with rear-wheel drive as standard, though you’ll probably want to upgrade to AWD if it ever snows where you live.

Upgrades represent something of an Achilles heel for the X3, with a decent standard spec augmented by inflexible options packs which often combine things you want with things you don’t. At least the four-year warranty with three years of scheduled maintenance is a cost-saving measure. Everything feels well bolted together, with a tasteful (if button-heavy) dash and a fine infotainment system dominating a space-efficient interior. It’s just a shame those purposeful exterior looks don’t carry across into a cabin that really needs an injection of color to feel anything more than conservative and a bit dull.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 248 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
62.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
185.9 "
Exterior Width
74.4 "
Exterior Height
66.0 "
Front Headroom
41.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
40.3 "
Rear Legroom
36.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,079 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Gray Aluminum / 21.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Vernasca Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket / Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
12-way (10-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
12-way (10-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
12-way (10-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
12 / 16 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
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
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Daytime Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Active Protection W/fatigue And Focus Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assistant Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Plus Automated / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2023 BMW X3 for Sale

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