New BMW X3 Quotes

Performance

There is an entry-level choice of two diesel engines, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines with either 141bhp or 181bhp, but it is also available in four-wheel drive which will deliver 184bhp and 380Nm of torque. Across the engine ranges the best performance in terms of a 0-60mph sprint is the 184bhp engine which will manage the run in 9.9 seconds and the average top speed will hit 130mph. Comparably the Land Rover Freelander and Audi Q5 will manage disappointing top speeds of 118mph and 124mph respectively. The speed of the X3 does nothing to dampen its handling ability and it is a poised performer, to experience its agility, book a test drive now at askaprice.com.

Running Costs

All of the engines in the X3 range are built with stop-start technology and brake regeneration making it surprisingly economical for a 4x4. At its best, with the top spec 313bhp 3.0-litre xDrive model you can again expect decent fuel economy as the X3 boasts a return of 46.3mpg and it has low CO2 emissions at 147g/km, whereas entry-level models can expect to return 55.4mpg with 135g/km of CO2 emissions. This leaves the X3 stacked well above its main rival, the Land Rover Freelander which will make a 32.5mpg return and has CO2 emissions sitting at 185g/km. Coupled with this and the better purchase price of the BMW at £32,600 against the Freelander at £36,200 it is definitely the superior choice.

Equipment

There are two trim levels available with the X3 model starting with the SE trim which includes, ESP, 17" alloy wheels, four-wheel drive and stop-start technology. There are also rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, cruise control, full leather upholstery, air conditioning and keyless ignition. Upgrading to the M Sport will have added features of 18" alloy wheels, sports suspensions and sports front seats, there are extensive optional extras available and to read more about these and the X3’s trims please see our brochure.