PriceA$70,900 - A$157,900
Fuel Efficiency5.7 - 8.9L/100km
ANCAP Rating5 / 5
Latest CarExpert Rating8.2 / 10


First on sale in 2003, the BMW X3 was the entry point to BMW's SUV range until the smaller X1 was launched.

Positioned between the X1 and X5 the X3 is designed to combine practicality inside the cabin with the sportiness that BMW is known for.

Available in both rear- and all-wheel drive, the X3 is offered with a mix of diesel and petrol engines.

The range even includes a super-hot BMW X3 M Competition model, which shares parts with the BMW M4.

The BMW X3 competes with cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Audi Q5, and the Lexus NX.

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BMW X3 Reviews

Mike Costello

2021 BMW X3 M40i v Porsche Macan GTS comparison

Mike Costello

 2021 BMW X3 M40i v Porsche Macan GTS comparison

Two of the best premium performance SUVs go head-to-head. The Porsche remains the driver's choice, but the BMW's relative value and flexibility give it an edge overall.

Nathan Lyon

2021 BMW iX3 review

Nathan Lyon

 2021 BMW iX3 review

Some people like their electric cars to look different to boring old legacy cars. Next year’s 210kW BMW iX3 SUV is aimed at everybody else.

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2022 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition price and specs

2022 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition price and specs

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BMW X3 Variants

8-speed Automatic Steptronic
MRLP A$70,900

Variants from Previous Years

2020 BMW X3


How much does the 2021 BMW X3 cost?

The 2021 BMW X3 range kicks off from A$70,900 (plus on-road costs) for the "X3 sDRIVE20i xLINE" variant and finishes at A$157,900 (plus on-road costs) for the "X3 M COMPETITION" variant.

In which country is the BMW X3 built?

Depending on the variant, the BMW X3 may be built in South Africa or United States Of America and is then shipped to Australia.

What is the BMW X3 towing capacity?

The 2021 BMW X3 has a braked towing capacity from 2000kg to 2600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

What are the service intervals of the BMW X3?

BMW suggests that owners service their BMW X3 every 0 months or 0,000km, whichever comes first.

How safe is the BMW X3?

The BMW X3 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

What type of fuel does the BMW X3 use?

The variants of the 2021 BMW X3 use Unleaded Petrol, Diesel or Premium Unleaded Petrol.

How many doors does the BMW X3 have?

The 2021 BMW X3 comes in 4 or 5 door variants.

Is the BMW X3 any good?

In our latest review the BMW X3 scored 8.2 out of 10. Read the full BMW X3 review here.

What is the warranty for the BMW X3?

The 2021 BMW X3 has a 3 year, unlimited km warranty.