Review: BMW X3 (2018)


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.

Recently Added To This Review

10 December 2019

Latest fuel and emissions figures for BMW X3 xDrive30e fuel consumption combined: 2.4 - 2.1 l/100 km (118-135mpg); combined power consumption: 17.2 - 16.4 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 54 - 49... Read more

4 November 2019 BMW X3 xDrive30e launched

The new BMW X3 xDrive30e has an electric range of up to 34 miles and offers a combined economy of 128.4-117.7mpg along with CO2 emissions of 49g/km. Its plug-in hybrid drivetrain comprises a 2.0-litre... Read more

20 May 2019

Report of turbo lag from WLTP compliant October 2018 BMW G01 X3 3.0D. Read more

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.

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What does a BMW X3 (2018) cost?

List Price from £40,340
Buy new from £34,458
Contract hire from £349.19 per month
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Real MPG average for a BMW X3 (2018)

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23–52 mpg

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My car broke down when I drove through floodwater. Before recovery, someone crashed into it - is it now multiple claims?

I drove through floodwater in my BMW X3. The car broke down. The BMW breakdown service initially advised that they could not recover me and I'd have to call the fire service. The firemen got me out of the car, leaving the car behind. Eventually, the BMW service sent a recovery vehicle, but the driver refused to recover the car because it was dark and he was worried he did not have the correct equipment. The car was left in the road and recovered the next day in my absence. I was told that someone had crashed into the back of my car and the front window had been smashed too. BMW are telling me that flood damage is not covered in my comprehensive insurance warranty. I involved another insurance company who want to make it three separate claims, rather than one claim. I have had nine years with protected no claims and I'm concerned I'll have to pay my excess three times and lose my no claims.
Firstly, you are not covered for the mechanical damage you caused by driving through floodwater. Mechanical damage is not covered under the terms and conditions of your policy. The window damage would be a "glass claim" and as such is not a claim on your policy. The only valid claim would be for the rear damage. You only have one claim to make and one excess to pay as part of a comprehensive insurance claim, but you are still liable for the engine damage you caused driving through the floodwater. You will also have to pay the glass excess.
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