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BMW X3

Despite a less than auspicious debut in 2004, the BMW X3 medium SUV has gone on to become one of the mainstays of the German brand, particularly in SUV-mad Australia.

The X3 was BMW's second SUV after the X5, and the success of both these vehicles prompted the once conservative car-only BMW to launch a family of X-branded SUVs.

The five-door five-seater had a period of lagging behind rivals like Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the sales race, thanks mainly to a limited model line-up and the fact that the second-generation (F25) hung around for too long.

Since the launch of the 2018 X3 (G01), the still "mid-size" SUV dwarfs even the first-generation X5. It also now sits on BMW's 'CLAR' global platform which underpins everything from the BMW 8-Series to the A90 Toyota Supra.

BMW X Models Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW X Models varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,900 and going to $213,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $213,900
2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $36,000 $221,760
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,400 $195,910
2017 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $28,500 $177,980
2016 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $27,990 $123,420
See All BMW X Models Pricing and Specs

BMW X3 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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BMW X Models Towing Capacity

The BMW X3 has maximum towing capacity of 2600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2000kg 2600kg
2019 SUV 2000kg 2600kg
2018 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
See All Towing Capacity for BMW X3

BMW X Models Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW X3 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
2019 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
2018 SUV 1676x1891x4708 mm 204 mm
2017 SUV 1675x1881x4684 mm 212 mm
2016 SUV 1675x1881x4684 mm 212 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X3 Dimensions

BMW X3 Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Glacier Silver
  • Sophisto Grey
  • Mineral White
  • Sparkling Storm
  • Terra Brown
  • Phytonic Blue
  • Sunstone
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW X3 Interior

The current-generation BMW X3's interior is what you'd expect from the German company. There's lots of tidy trim elements, you can get it with sumptuous leather finishes if you option it up (part-leather is standard on lower grades), and the dashboard has a predictable layout that we've come to know from other BMW models. It's tidy, and spacious, too - check out the images to see how much space is on offer.

BMW X Models Wheel Size

The BMW X3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x50 R19 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 19x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches 245x50 R19 19x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 245x50 R18 18x8 inches 245x50 R18 18x8 inches
2016 SUV 245x50 R18 18x8 inches 245x50 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X3 Wheel Sizes

BMW X Models Fuel Consumption

The BMW X3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP, PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.7L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 2.0L ULP 8 SP
2020 SUV 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP
2019 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X3 Pricing and Specs for 2020