The facelifted 2022 BMW X3 range has been detailed for Australia, ahead of deliveries commencing later in 2021.

    Headlining the “extensive revisions” for the 2022 model year are revised exterior and interior design elements, as well as the introduction of the plug-in hybrid X3 xDrive30e.

    UPDATE, 23/08/2022 – BMW Australia has increased the before on-road asking prices of the core X3 range by up to $2600, depending on the variant.

    “BMW constantly reviews its pricing structure throughout the year, taking into consideration a number of different factors,” said a BMW Australia spokesperson.

    “However, we always aim to ensure our products remain appropriately positioned and represent a competitive pricing proposition in the market for our customers.”

    This price increase follows a similar price rise that occurred in April 2022.

    The local range will consist of several variants, with a mix of petrol and diesel powertrains available. Prices start at $74,900 before on-road costs for the entry-level sDrive20i, and top out at $118,900 for the X3 M40i M Performance.

    Prices have risen across the range by $2000, while a full-fat X3 M will join the range later on.


    • 2022 BMW X3 sDrive20i: $76,600 (+$1700)
    • 2022 BMW X3 xDrive20d: $79,600 (+$1700)
    • 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i: $91,900 (+$2000)
    • 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30d: $98,000 (+$2100)
    • 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30e: $107,000 (+$2100)
    • 2022 BMW X3 M40i: $121,500 (+$2600)

    All prices include GST and LCT but exclude on-road costs


    As noted earlier, the X3 is available with a range of powertrains, including four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid.

    The X3 sDrive20i features a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four developing 135kW/300Nm, good for an 8.2-second 0-100 sprint.

    It’s the only X3 in Australia to be rear-wheel drive.

    Opting for the X3 xDrive20d brings a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 140kW and 400Nm, as well as all-wheel drive. BMW claims an 8.0-second 0-100 dash.

    The X3 xDrive30i uses an uprated version of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol in the 20i, tuned to deliver 185kW and 350Nm. It can accelerate from 0-100 in a sprightly 6.3 seconds.

    Despite also wearing ’30’ badging, the X3 xDrive30d features a 3.0-litre inline six turbo-diesel outputting 195kW and 620Nm. It can hit triple figures in 5.8 seconds.

    The X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid pairs a 135kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with an 80kW/265Nm electric motor and 12kWh lithium-ion battery. System outputs are rated at 215kW and 420Nm, good for a 6.1-second dash to 100km/h.

    Finally, the X3 M40i gets a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline petrol six, quoting outputs of 285kW and 500Nm. 0-100 takes a claimed 4.8 seconds.

    All models come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    BMW Australia is yet to release official fuel economy figures for the updated X3 range.

    However, due to the majority of the range featuring carryover powertrains, we can use the outgoing line-up as a guide:

    • BMW X3 sDrive20i: 7.1L/100km (AU, MY21)
    • BMW X3 xDrive20d: 5.7L/100km (AU, MY21)
    • BMW X3 xDrive30i: 7.4L/100km (AU, MY21)
    • BMW X3 xDrive30d: 6.0L/100km (AU, MY21)
    • BMW X3 xDrive30e: 2.0-2.6L/100km (EU, WLTP)
    • BMW X3 M40i: 8.7L/100km (AU, MY21)

    The 2022 X3 xDrive30e offers a claimed 42-50 kilometres of electric-only range in European specification.


    The 2022 BMW X3 measures 4708mm long, 1891mm wide and 1676mm tall, while the wheelbase measures 2864mm.

    Unladen, the base X3 sDrive20i weighs 1800kg unladen (EU spec, DIN), while the X3 xDrive30e PHEV is 1990kg (EU spec, DIN).

    The boot measures 550L with all five seats in place, and expands to 1600L with them folded (EU specification), though the X3 xDrive30e offers a little less space due to the battery mounted under the boot floor – quoting 450L/1500L.

    Warranty and Servicing

    BMW Australia covers its line-up with a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing can be taken care of as you go or through a pre-paid Service Inclusive plan. The Basic plan covers five years or 80,000km and costs $2010.


    The pre-facelift BMW X3 managed a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP in 2017.

    In terms of category scores, the X3 managed 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for pedestrian detection and 58 per cent for safety assist.

    This rating only applies to xDrive20d and xDrive30i variants in the pre-update line-up, however.

    Dual frontal, side chest, side curtain and a driver’s knee airbag are standard.

    X3 sDrive20i and xDrive20d models come with the basic camera-based Driving Assistant package, which includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Forward collision warning
    • Cruise control with downhill braking function
    • Lane departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Speed sign recognition
    • Proactive rear collision protection

    The X3 xDrive30i, xDrive30d, xDrive30e and M40i get the enhanced Driving Assistant Professional, which adds:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Steering and Lane Control Assistant (semi-autonomous mode)
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Front cross-traffic alert
    • Evasion aid

    Driving Assistant Professional is currently unavailable on all versions but the M40i, however, “due to the current semiconductor supply shortage”.

    BMW Australia says this is only temporary, and a $2500 price reduction is applied to the listed RRP of impacted variants.

    Standard Equipment

    BMW X3 sDrive20i and xDrive20d features:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Automatic tailgate
    • BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3-inch screen
    • Connected Package Professional
    • DAB digital radio
    • Driving Assistant
    • Electric front seat adjustment
    • Head-up display 
    • Mirror package
    • Navigation package
    • Parking Assistant
    • Reversing camera 
    • Sport leather steering wheel
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    • Wireless charging#
    • xDrive all-wheel-drive (20d only)
    • xLine styling (inc. roof rails)

    #Enhanced telephony temporarily replaces Wireless Charging due to the current semiconductor supply shortage. A $429 reduction is applied to the RRP in light of the change.

    New additions for MY22 include:

    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • High Beam Assistant
    • Comfort Access
    • Galvanic interior finishers
    • Remote Software Updates
    • Reversing Assistant
    • Sensatec (perforated) leatherette trim (replaces cloth/leather upholstery)

    BMW X3 xDrive30i and xDrive30d add the following:

    • M Sport Package (Anthracite headliner, Adaptive Suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, M Sport brakes, M Aluminium interior trim, M leather steering wheel, M high gloss Shadow Line, M high gloss roof rails)
    • Parking Assistant Plus
    • Backrest width adjust, driver
    • Leather Vernasca upholstery

    New additions for MY22 include:

    • Ambient Lighting
    • 12-speaker HiFi loudspeaker audio system
    • Driving Assistant Professional^
    • Remote Software Updates
    • Reversing Assistant

    ^Driving Assistant temporarily replaces Driving Assistant Professional due to the current semiconductor supply shortage. A $2500 reduction is applied to the listed RRP in light of the change.

    BMW X3 xDrive30e adds the following:

    • Metallic paint
    • Panorama glass sunroof
    • Lumbar support for driver
    • Seat heating for first row 
    • Domestic use (Mode 2) and public charging (Mode 3) cables supplied
    • BMW i brand designation elements for interior and exterior

    BMW X3 M40i adds the following:

    • 21-inch M Sport alloy wheels
    • M Sport differential
    • Adaptive M suspension
    • Instrument panel in Sensatec
    • Panorama glass sunroof
    • Seat heating for front row
    • Lumbar support for driver
    • harman/kardon surround sound system

    New additions for MY22 include:

    • BMW Laserlight
    • Driving Assistant Professional
    • Remote Software Updates
    • Reversing Assistant

    The 2022 BMW X3 will be offered with a range of extra-cost options and packages. We’ve detailed the three main ones below.

    Visibility Package: $5400 (20i, 20d, 30i, 30d)

    • Metallic paint
    • Panorama glass sunroof
    • BMW Laserlight headlights

    Comfort Package: $1200 (20i, 20d, 30i, 30d)

    • Seat heating, front
    • Lumbar support, driver
    • Steering wheel heating

    Rear Seat Comfort Package: $2700 (20i, 20d, 30i, 30d), $2000 (30e, M40i)

    • Sun protection glazing
    • Roller sunblind for rear side windows
    • Seat backrest adjustment for rear seat
    • Seat heating front/rear
    • Luggage compartment net

    For the full options list, contact your BMW dealer.

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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