2021 BMW X3 price and specs

BMW has raised the asking price by between $1000-$2000 on its X3 medium-sized SUV, now starting at $71,900 before on-road costs.

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BMW’s medium SUV enters the 2021 model year with a price increase but no new standard equipment, with the range now starting at $71,900 before on-road costs.

The 2021 BMW X3 is available with three petrol powertrains and two diesels.

It was just edged out in the sales race by its arch-rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLC wagon, last year (4470 v 4360 sales).

The X3 is closely related to the coupe-styled X4 SUV.

Pricing

  • 2021 BMW X3 sDrive20i: $71,900 (+$1000)
  • 2021 BMW X3 xDrive20d: $74,900 (+$1000)
  • 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport: $85,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport: $92,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW X3 M40i: $113,900 (+$2000)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

If you’re looking to get a more accurate idea of pricing, you can use the official BMW X3 configurator to build and price one in your own specifications. It’s also worth keeping an eye on the offers page for any deals BMW may have on at the moment.

Engines

The 2021 BMW X3 sDrive20i uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque.

The xDrive20d uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

The xDrive30i uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 185kW of power and 350Nm of torque.

The xDrive30d uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine producing 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque.

The M40i uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine producing 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

All 2021 BMW X3s use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

The sDrive20i does the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.2 seconds while the xDrive20d does it in 8.0 seconds, the xDrive30i in 6.3 seconds while the xDrive30d does it in 5.8 seconds, and the M40i does it in 4.8 seconds.

If you’re looking for more details on the engine specifications, you can find more information within the official BMW X3 brochure.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 BMW X3 sDrive 20i uses 7.1L/100km while the xDrive20d uses 5.7L/100km.

The xDrive30i uses 7.4L/100km, the xDrive30d uses 6.0L/100km, and the M40i uses 8.7L/100km

All of these above figures are on a claimed combined cycle.

All petrol models require 95 RON petrol and have a 65L fuel tank. Diesel models have a 68L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The majority of the 2021 BMW X3 range measures 4708mm long, 1891mm wide and 1676mm tall, with a 2864mm wheelbase.

The M40i is is slightly different, measuring 4716mm long, 1897mm wide, and 1604mm tall.

Boot space is 550L with all of the seats up, but can be expanded to 1600L with the second row of seats folded flat.

All 2021 BMW X3 models have a braked towing capacity of 2000kg.

If you want to see a visual representation of the dimensions, download the official BMW X3 brochure. Or visit the official website.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 BMW X3 is covered by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

BMW offers a five-year/80,000km servicing package for X3 models priced at $1950.

This includes all of the fluids, filters and spark plugs required during the first five services.

Safety

Tested by Euro NCAP, only the BMW X3 xDrive20d and xDrive30i variants have a five-star ANCAP rating based on testing in 2017.

All other variants are listed as unrated.

All 2021 BMW X3 models include the follow safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear view camera with rear parking sensors
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Head and side airbags

BMW have further information regarding the safety features available in the X3 which can be found in the official brochure.

Standard Equipment

The sDrive20i and xDrive20d come standard with the following standard features:

  • 10.25-inch infotainment display with 32GB hard drive storage
  • Satellite navigation
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument display
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 2x USB ports
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Automatic window wipers
  • Cloth/leather ‘Vivus’ anthracite seats
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Electric seat adjustment with driver seat memory function
  • Six speaker sound system
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

The M Sport package available on sDrive20i and xDrive20d models includes:

  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED fog lights
  • M Aerodynamics package
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Cloth/leather ‘Vernesca’ seats with black/blue stitching
  • Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters (xDrive20d only)

Stepping up to the xDrive30i/30d M Sport includes the following:

  • Adaptive suspension
  • M Sport brakes
  • Leather seats
  • Keyless entry
  • M Leather steering wheel
  • Radar cruise control with stop & go functionality
  • Front cross traffic alert
  • 360 degree camera
  • LED fog lights
  • 20-inch M alloy wheels

The Visibility Package available on all models apart from the M40i includes:

  • Metallic paint
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assist (sDrive20i/xDrive20d only)
  • HiFi loudspeaker sound system (xDrive30i/30d only)

The Comfort Package available on all models apart from the includes:

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Front driver and passenger seat heating
  • Lumbar support for driver and passenger seats
  • Comfort Access System (sDrive20i/xDrive20d only)
  • Parking Assistant Plus (sDrive20i/xDrive20d only)

The M40i adds:

  • Adaptive M suspension
  • M Sport differential
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger
  • harmon/kardon 16 speaker sound system
  • 21” M alloy wheels

The M Sport Plus Package available on the M40i includes:

  • M Sport seats
  • M seat belts

The Rear Seat Comfort Package available on all variants includes:

  • Roller sunblind for rear side windows
  • Rear seat backrest adjustment
  • Seating heating front and rear

All other paint options than solid Alpine White and Black (not available with M Sport Package and M40i) is an additional $2000.

Download the brochure to see a side by side comparison of what is offered across the BMW X3 variants. You can also find official pictures and commentary on the official BMW X3 website.

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