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BMW X3

(2017 - present)

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The BMW X3 is a mid-size SUV/crossover, with the current model launched in 2017. This is the third generation of X3, with the first model being launched in 2003 and the second generation launched in 2010.

The X3 has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding. It has received particular praise for its driving dynamics and high-quality interior. The main criticisms have been directed at the relatively poor standard equipment list, with many features only available as expensive options.

Key specifications

Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £40,005 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

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Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

70%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

58%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The BMW X3 has not yet been tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the BMW X3 has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Sports SUV for Families

2019

  • What Car? Awards – Best Sports SUV £40K – £60K (X3 M40i)

2018

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Mid-Size Premium SUV

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