Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

BMW introduces new entry level X3

BMW has introduced a new entry level X3 model – the sDrive18d. It’s the first rear-drive model in the range, (the rest are four-wheel drive) and also the most efficient, with combined cycle economy of 55.4mpg. Prices start at £28,580 for the manual, and an automatic gearbox is offered too.

Power comes from a 2.0-litre diesel engine with 143PS and 360Nm of torque, and, thanks to the use of EfficientDynamics technology it emits 135g/km of CO2. That places it in VED band E, with a BIK rate for company car drivers of 21%. 0-62mph takes 9.9 seconds and top speed is 121mph.

The introduction of the sDrive18d lowers the entry price for the X3 range by £2890, but excepting hill descent control it is just as well equipped as the xDrive20d all-wheel drive model. SE models get start/stop, alloy wheels, leather upholstery and iDrive with colour screen. M Sport models get larger wheels, aerodynamic styling kit, sports seats and sports suspension.

Practicality is taken care of – the boot can be expanded from 550 to 1600 litres by folding the rear seats, and the optional tow-bar allows for a maximum towing capacity of 2000kg. The sDrive18d is available to order and is priced from £28,580. 


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH