Rugged and agile, yet sophisticated and sporty - the BMW X3 arrives ready to alter your preconceptions. The exterior reflects this balanced vision: a dynamic silhouette, an aggressively styled front end, a large titanium kidney grille, chrome tailpipe finishers and a bold character line on either side directly communicate the BMW X3 's personality. This commanding presence is further enhanced with LED Corona headlight-rings that double as Daytime Running Lights. And since it is built at BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing plant, when you factory-order your vehicle, you'll have unprecedented levels of control over its appearance - including a choice of three exclusive Metallic paint options. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind driving experience.Performance
When it comes to driving technologies, the BMW X3 starts where others leave off. The most recent iteration of xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive imbues the BMW X3 with confidence-boosting grip on nearly any road for optimum traction, regardless of driving conditions. Two powerful yet fuel-efficient engine options give you the best of both worlds. And wherever you're headed, you'll have every thing you need with you - thanks to abundant cabin and storage space, flexible split-folding rear seats and available roof rails. Discover the true capabilities of an all-wheel-drive vehicle - as only BMW could deliver.
From the ground up, the BMW X3 delivers all the right moves while creating as little waste and as few emissions as possible. Two fuel-efficient TwinPower Turbo engine options deliver ample amounts of pure horsepower while sipping gas. The lightweight engine in both models is mated to a standard-speed automatic transmission with ideally spaced gear ratios for smoother, cleaner shifting that also contributes to a higher mpg rating.
Even the BMW X3's next-generation xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system offers faster response and improved handling characteristics. But efficiency doesn't start and stop merely with the powertrain. Auto Start-Stop technology can actually turn the engine off when you're at a light for increased fuel economy. In every BMW model, innovative resource-saving technologies breathe new and sustainable life into ultimate driving.
Take, for example, Brake Energy Regeneration: the battery actually captures the kinetic energy otherwise wasted during coasting and braking, and uses it to help charge the battery. Electric Power Steering conserves fuel by using the battery's charge instead of relying on the engine's output to operate the power steering system. The extensive use of lightweight components also reduces the amount of fuel the BMW X3 uses to chase after driving joy. The net result of these EfficientDynamics technologies: reduced emissions and less waste - helping to save fuel costs while protecting the resources of the planet. While competitors build all-wheel-drive vehicles designed only to conquer the elements, the BMW X3 is designed to also live in harmony with them.Customizing Technologies
It takes an extraordinary vehicle to cater to virtually every driver's every whim. The BMW X3 goes above and beyond the call of duty, with a host of available driving technologies that make life behind the wheel that much more enjoyable. In addition to traction-enhancing xDrive all-wheel drive, the Driving Dynamics Control feature adjusts the driving characteristics to your liking when you choose one of three settings: ECO PRO COMFORT, or SPORT. Available variable sport steering offers improved handling for high-performance driving situations. Performance Control, which is included in the Dynamic Handling Package along with Dynamic Damper Control and variable sport steering, maintains a rear-wheel-drive-oriented torque split for sportier handling and responsiveness. And if you're looking for even more track-inspired fun, choose the 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shifting modes, as well as steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The BMW X3 is designed to help you - actually, to encourage you - to test your driving limits.1
1BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.