BMW X3

Priced from $89,900 +Orc

Not too pretty to play dirty

Do you live a dual life?  Urban sophisticate one day, country gentleperson the next? The BMW X3 understands this modern duality like no other vehicle. Around town and on the motorway, it’s quick, smooth and elegant. Up to its wheel rims in mud or towing a horse float, it’s takes a no-nonsense approach to getting the job done.

Through thick and thin, the X3 is impressively fuel efficient. As one esteemed reviewer puts it: “You might think that the X3’s second-gen enlargement has made it more of a guzzler. But BMW’s efficiency wizards have been busy with their spells, making this one of the most efficient cars in this class.”

As with all BMWs, the X3 comes with sat-nav, a reversing camera and a reassuring five-year warranty.

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Driving a mountain road or taking a fast bend in dynamic style is particularly enjoyable in the X3. xDrive permanent all-wheel drive keeps you safely on track.

New 28i engine

You’ll be impressed by the new 28i engine - a turbocharged 1997cc four-cylinder that kicks out an impressive 180 kW and 350 Nm (torque). Along with this comes a fuel consumption of under 7.5 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of just 169 –172g/km. When you consider these figures all together, you realise that power and economy aren’t mutually exclusive.

Real all-wheel drive

The four-wheel-drive BMW xDrive system, which is standard with the X3, ensures greater traction and safety on every surface. In normal driving circumstances, it distributes power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio. When the road surface changes, it can direct up to 100% of drive forces to one axle to maintain vehicle stability. And it does it so subtly, you won’t notice a thing.

Model Specifications


X3 xDrive20d
Max. output140kW
Combined fuel cons.5.2L/100km
Max. torque400Nm
0-100 km/h8.1 Seconds
Priced from $89,900 +Orc
X3 xDrive28i M Sport
Max. output180kW
Combined fuel cons.7.3L/100km
Max. torque350Nm
0-100 km/h6.5 Seconds
Priced from $97,500 +Orc
X3 xDrive35d M Sport
Max. output190kW
Combined fuel cons.5.9L/100km
Max. torque560Nm
0-100 km/h5.9 Seconds
Priced from $125,000 +Orc

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.

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