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BMW X3:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

BMW X3 side view
BMW X3 angular front perspective
BMW X3 angular rear perspective

Overview of the BMW X3

Learn about the BMW X3

BMW X3 Summary

The BMW X3 regularly sits atop the popularity rankings as one of the best-selling compact luxury SUVs on the market. Its extensive list of safety and convenience features makes for a relaxed, worry-free driving experience. World-famous BMW engineering ensures a solid and powerful ride.

The X3's luxurious interior means you will arrive in comfort and style. Among all compact SUVs in its class, the BMW X3 is the wise choice for the buyer who values high performance but who does not want to sacrifice comfort and safety to have it.

Pros and cons of the BMW X3

  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Strong engine performance
  • High-tech safety and security systems not standard
  • Paint other than black or white raises cost
  • Limited cargo space behind rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the BMW X3

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the BMW X3

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Hybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.8 - 11.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8 - 8.7 L/100km
  • Width1891 - 1897 mm
  • Length4722 - 4726 mm
  • Trunk space550 L
  • Cargo space1600 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW X3

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW X3 2021 - 2021 is available in 3 trims:

M40i trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the BMW X3

Dimensions of the BMW X3

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211676 mm1891 mm4722 mm

Towing capacity of the BMW X3

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021750 kg2000 kg