Price $82,700 – $93,000
Fuel consumption 12.1 – 16.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The big news here is the X3 M and its twin-turbo, 3.0-litre inline-six that produces 486 horsepower, but also the 503-hp X3 M Competition that blasts from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Otherwise, the xDrive30i and M40i are more rational, more affordable and more fuel-efficient. Aside from the M Sport package enhancing the look and the drive of the X3, a choice of interior accenting is offered and richer materials are available with the BMW Individual packages.

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