Now in its third generation, the new BMW X3 is a family vehicle with a lot going for it. Here, in no particular order, are five great qualities possessed this by luxury crossover…
Sporty good looks – and practical too
The new X3 sports a bolder design than ever, with a kidney-grille adorned front fascia being a particular stand-out feature – and it rides on minimum-size 17-inch alloy wheels too. This SUV’s five-door body ensures that passenger access is simple, while an automatic tailgate makes the placement and retrieval of shopping or luggage as straightforward as possible.
The BMW X3 boasts an upmarket, leather-upholstered cabin that provides plenty of room in each compartment. The vehicle also makes room for a 550-litre boot, and with rear seats folded, cargo capacity expands to a decidedly voluminous 1,600 litres.
Plenty of features
Even the entry-level SE trim comes extremely well-equipped. For instance, automatic dual-zone air conditioning is included as standard, so establishing an ideal cabin temperature is never a chore.
A raft of infotainment features include a six-speaker sound system, which can be operated via the X3’s multifunction leather steering wheel. DAB radio is included, delivering a wide range of great stations in crystal-clear sound quality.
As well as AUX and USB inputs, the X3 comes with Bluetooth connectivity, enabling audio streaming from your smartphone, as well as safe, hands-free telephone communication.
Keeping you protected
This stylish SUV comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash test rating, and a wide range of passive safety features and driver aids to protect everyone on board. Autonomous Emergency Braking is one of many standard inclusions, and alerts the driver to potential collisions at low speeds; it automatically applies braking pressure whenever necessary, too.
For a vehicle of its type, the X3 is surprisingly efficient. A standard-issue 2.0-litre 190bhp diesel unit, for instance, returns as much as 56.5mpg and produces CO2 emissions as low as 132g/km. Moreover, this four-cylinder unit delivers 400Nm of torque and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds.
Top-of-the-range BMW X3 M Sport grades provide optimal performance levels; a 3.0-litre 265bhp engine producing a peak torque of 620Nm, 0-60mph in under six seconds and a top speed of 149mph.
Discover the new BMW X3 for sale now at John Clark in Aberdeen and Tayside – and please don’t hesitate to book your test drive with us today.