The dynamic BMW X3 is a great choice for motorists who enjoy city, country lane and motorway driving, while expecting a good degree of off-road capability. This very driveable SUV looks smart inside and out and possess a roomy interior, and can be selected in SE, xLine or M Sport trim levels.
A generously proportioned, Vernasca leather-upholstered cabin provides room for full-size adults and is especially suitable for a family of five. Standard features include heated front seats, which are most welcome during wintery times of the year. Automatic dual-zone air conditioning and power-operated front and rear windows play a major part in establishing an ideal cabin temperature, whatever the season. Ambient lighting features too, providing moody interior illumination options.
For your listening entertainment, a six-loudspeaker audio system is a standard inclusion, and features DAB digital radio. An array of media inputs also feature, including Bluetooth connectivity, which facilitates music streaming and hands-free telephony.
Rated a full five stars for its crash test capabilities by Euro NCAP, the X3 boasts a range of leading-edge protective features and driver aids. Included are Dynamic Stability Control, Hill-descent Control and Cruise Control. The latter, for instance, uses Brake Assist functionality to keep speed in check in a range of situations, such as when taking tight corners or proceeding up or downhill.
The attractively contoured BMW X3 possesses a raised ride height, gently rising window line and a subtly tapering roofline, all contributing to the car’s captivating bearing. Moreover, the vehicle is fitted with a range of eye-catching fixtures as standard, not least a set of 17-inch V-spoke-design alloy wheels.
Practicality plays an integral part too with, for instance, an automatic tailgate that enables easy access to the boot, even when both hands are full. The X3 is crowned with satin-aluminium-finished roof rails, making it possible to transport outsize items such as bicycles or camping equipment.
Entry-level SE grades of this four-wheel drive off-roader are installed with a 2.0-litre 190bhp petrol engine, which produces 400Nm of torque and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds. This four-cylinder unit – the most fuel-efficient option available for the X3 – also returns as much as 56.5mpg, while producing CO2 emissions from just 132g/km. If optimal pace and power is required, a 3.0-litre 265bhp petrol engine, available with BMW X3 M Sport grades, is the go-to solution. This six-cylinder unit delivers a peak torque of 620Nm and 0-60mph in approximately 5.6 seconds, yet still manages up to 48.7mpg.
All models feature Drive Performance Control, with ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport modes that suit a range of motoring conditions and owner preferences.
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