Review: BMW X3 (2018)

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Longer wheelbase X3 for 2018. Features a new 2.0 litre petrol engine and a 360PS turbocharged straight six. Massively improved over previous X3.

UK starting price now £38,800 and all to easy to load it up with extras.

BMW X3 (2018): At A Glance

Third-generation BMW X3 combines rugged off-road looks with sporting presence.

New 2.0-litre petrol engine offered alongside the familiar diesel, plus a new performance flagship, the M40i – the first M Performance vehicle in the X3 line-up, emphasising the dynamic appeal of the model.

A whole range of Driver Assistance systems also ensure it is one of the most advanced, as well as safest, cars in its class, with multi-platform connectivity that reaches new levels.

UK arrival 11th November 2017 for 2018 model year at prices from £38,800 OTR.

BMW X3 30d M Sport Road Test

What does a BMW X3 (2018) cost?

List Price from £40,355
Buy new from £35,733
Contract hire from £373.42 per month

Real MPG average for a BMW X3 (2018)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

83%

Real MPG

20–52 mpg

MPGs submitted

142

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

What have we been asked about the BMW X3 (2018)?

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Ask HJ

Which SUV is the best for road handling?

I want to buy a medium size SUV, can you tell me which model is best for handling?
Probably the BMW X3 or Mazda CX-5. Consider an estate car like a BMW 3 Series if handling's important.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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