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BMW X3 2021-Present

Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  
Production years: 2021, 2022, 2023

Four years after introducing the third generation of the X3, BMW introduced a refreshed version for it, with upgrades in all the areas: exterior, interior, and drivetrain.

The 2017 X3 shared the same CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform with its bigger brother, the 2019 X5. Worth mentioning that the third X3 generation was already more extended than the first X5 generation. The X3 already matched its bigger brother's technologies with the facelifted version and offered a better choice for an all-around vehicle. Since it was shorter than the fourth-generation X5, it was easier to drive it in cities.

From the outside, the X3 LCI (life-cycle impulse) featured a new front bumper with an enlarged kidney grille with a single section frame. Its standard LED headlights, with an option for Matrix LED, were 10 mm (0.4") flatter. On the sides, all versions came fitted as standard with specific side-sills, finished in light gray. At the back, there was a new design for the taillights with horizontal turn signals. Depending on the version, the car featured new flush-fitting free-form exhausts.

Inside, BMW installed a 10.25" wide format infotainment screen above the center stack, with an option for a 12.3" display, in the same free-floating look. All versions featured a three-zone automatic climate control for more comfort on the rear seats. The redesigned center console featured a new shape for the gear-selector and the iDrive's rotary knob.

Under the hood, the most significant upgrade was the electrification, which brought a new 48-volt system. All engines showed better fuel efficiency. Apart from vehicles fitted with internal combustion engines only, the carmaker also offered an option for a plug-in hybrid.

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BMW X3 2021, 2022, 2023
  3 mild hybrid diesel engines
  • M40d 48V 8AT AWD (340 HP)
  • xDrive20d 48V 8AT AWD (190 HP)
  • xDrive30d 48V 8AT AWD (286 HP)
  3 mild hybrid engines
  • M40i 48V 8AT AWD (360 HP)
  • xDrive20i 48V 8AT AWD (184 HP)
  • xDrive30i 48V 8AT AWD (245 HP)
  1 hybrid gasoline engine
  • xDrive30e 8AT AWD (292 HP)
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BMW X3 M40d 48V 8AT AWD (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  M40d 48V 8AT AWD (340 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2993 cm3
Power
250.1 KW @ 4400 RPM
340 HP @ 4400 RPM
335 BHP @ 4400 RPM
Torque
516 lb-ft @ 1750-2250 RPM
700 Nm @ 1750-2250 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Mild Hybrid Diesel
Fuel capacity
18 gallons (68.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R20 103W XL // 275/40 R20 106W XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.6 in (4714 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4586 lbs (2080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5688 lbs (2580 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
192 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive20d 48V 8AT AWD (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  xDrive20d 48V 8AT AWD (190 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1995 cm3
Power
139.7 KW @ 4000 RPM
190 HP @ 4000 RPM
187 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 RPM
400 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Mild Hybrid Diesel
Fuel capacity
18 gallons (68.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R18 104W XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.4 in (1,621/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4222 lbs (1915 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5512 lbs (2500 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
171 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive30d 48V 8AT AWD (286 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  xDrive30d 48V 8AT AWD (286 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2993 cm3
Power
210.4 KW @ 4000 RPM
286 HP @ 4000 RPM
282 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
479 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 RPM
650 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Mild Hybrid Diesel
Fuel capacity
18 gallons (68.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
152 mph (245 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R18 104W XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.4 in (1,621/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4431 lbs (2010 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5622 lbs (2550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
183 g/km

BMW X3 M40i 48V 8AT AWD (360 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  M40i 48V 8AT AWD (360 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2998 cm3
Power
264.8 KW @ 5200 RPM
360 HP @ 5200 RPM
355 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 RPM
500 Nm @ 1900-5000 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Mild Hybrid
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic Sport
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R20 103W XL // 275/40 R20 106W XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.6 in (4714 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/62.8 in (1,615/1,595 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4376 lbs (1985 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5478 lbs (2485 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
216 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive20i 48V 8AT AWD (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  xDrive20i 48V 8AT AWD (184 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
135.3 KW @ 5000-6500 RPM
184 HP @ 5000-6500 RPM
181 BHP @ 5000-6500 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1350-4000 RPM
300 Nm @ 1350-4000 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Mild Hybrid
Fuel capacity
16.4 gallons (62.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
134 mph (216 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R18 104W X
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.4 in (1,621/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4134 lbs (1875 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5313 lbs (2410 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
192 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive30i 48V 8AT AWD (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  xDrive30i 48V 8AT AWD (245 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
180.2 KW @ 5000-6500 RPM
245 HP @ 5000-6500 RPM
242 BHP @ 5000-6500 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1460-4800 RPM
350 Nm @ 1460-4800 RPM
Electrical motor power
8.1 kw (11 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Mild Hybrid
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R18 104W X
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.4 in (1,621/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.4 cuFT (549 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4156 lbs (1885 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5401 lbs (2450 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
194 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive30e 8AT AWD (292 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  xDrive30e 8AT AWD (292 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
135.3 KW @ 5000-6500 RPM
184 HP @ 5000-6500 RPM
181 BHP @ 5000-6500 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1350-4000 RPM
300 Nm @ 1350-4000 RPM
Electrical motor power
80.2 kw (109 hp)
Electrical motor torque
195.5 lb-ft (265 Nm)
Total maximum power
214.8 kw (292 hp)
Total maximum torque
309.8 lb-ft (420 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Top speed (electrical)
84 mph (135 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic Steptronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R18 104W XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66 in (1676 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.8/64.4 in (1,621/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
112.8 in (2865 mm)
Ground Clearance
8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4553 lbs (2065 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5732 lbs (2600 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-ion
Nominal Capacity
12 kWh
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
Combined
90.5 mpg US (2.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions (Combined)
59 g/km
Notes
Notice
Charging time for 80% charge: 2.4 h at 3.7 kW (16 A / 230 V)
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