2015 BMW X3

2015 BMW X3

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
AWD 4dr xDrive28dDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$41,900.00
AWD 4dr xDrive28iGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$40,400.00
AWD 4dr xDrive35iGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$45,100.00
RWD 4dr sDrive28iGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$38,400.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $38,500.00
Invoice: $35,920.00
Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg

Pros

Quick and nimble; very fuel-efficient compared to other crossovers; comfortable, well-appointed cabin; long list of technology features and upgrades

Model Highlights

The BMW X3 comes in four models: sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i. 28i models have a so-called TwinPower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, displacing 2.0 liters and making 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Peak torque is achieved at just 1,250 rpm, so this engine is very responsive; it can move the X3 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds and to a governed top speed of 130 mph. The 28d model uses a 2.0L 4-clyinder diesel engine that makes 180 horsepower and 280 foot pounds of torque. Lastly, the 35i model comes with a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged in-line six that's the choice for those who want the most performance. Both gasoline engines have Valvetronic variable valve timing and direct fuel injection.

With any engine, the X3 has a responsive and quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, and it includes an Eco Pro mode that--when the button is depressed--helps improve fuel economy by optimizing heating and air conditioning use, softening accelerator response and changing shift times. All models also have Auto Start/Stop, which shuts off the engine when waiting at stoplights--starting quickly when the brake is released; and Brake Energy Regeneration essentially saves fuel by using the alternator smartly. Fuel economy ratings are 21 mpg city, 28 highway with the xDrive28i, or 19/26 with the xDrive35i.

Most versions of the X3 offer the xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, which works together with the stability control electronics and normally send 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels; a multi-disc clutch system can send up to 100 percent to the rear wheels when it's needed for traction--whether by a slippery road situation or high-performance driving. X3 models also have Servotronic speed-sensitive steering, although a Variable Sports Steering--essentially a variable-rack system--is optional. The X3 rides on run-flat tires.

The interior of the X3 is set up like a wagon, only with a somewhat higher seating position and plenty of headroom. Ingress and egress are easier than in a sedan and the back seat can fit three across, albeit snugly. There's a ski pass-through and the rear seatback is split 40/20/40 so that it can be folded for any combination of passengers and cargo. The X3 also offers a number of small storage cubbies in the doors, the dash and center console.

Standard equipment includes a power tailgate, 18-inch wheels, a universal garage-door opener, a panoramic moonroof, xenon headlamps, automatic climate control, dynamic cruise control, fog lamps, power front seats, driver seat memory and a BMW Professional sound system with HD Radio and satellite radio compatibility. BMW Assist eCall and TeleServices emergency roadside assistance and concierge services are now included, too.

The options list is long and includes both major packages and a la carte items. Some of the larger packages include a Dynamic Handling Package (Dynamic Damper Control, Performance Control and Variable Sport Steering), a Driver Assistance Package (rearview camera with Top View and Park Distance Control), an M Sport Package (high-gloss roof rails, sport seats, an aero kit, an Anthracite headliner, Shadowline exterior trim, an M Sports leather steering wheel, paddle shifters, Dynamic Damper Control and 19-inch M light-alloy double spoke wheels), or the Technology Package (navigation, real-time traffic, a head-up display, BMW Apps).

Model News

BMW has given the X3 a facelift for 2015, reworking both the interior and exterior styling to make the vehicle look just a bit more up to date. Additionally, several new mechanical configurations are available for 2015. Rear wheel drive will be an option on the 4-cylinder gasoline model, while a new 4-cylinder diesel engine has also been introduced. It promises to improve fuel economy while still providing adequate power.

Value Writeup

The X3 is one of the quickest and most nimble-handling of the compact luxury-brand crossovers; yet it's also one of the most fuel-efficient in 4-cylinder xDrive28i form. The sensible, yet stylish cabin strikes a great balance between plush comfort and practical family sensibilities, and it has one of the more comfortable back seats in its class; while the number of useful high-tech features and driver aids is impressive.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Deep Sea Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A76)

  • Mocha
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Sparkling Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B53)

  • Mocha
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Black Sapphire Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (475)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Alpine White

Manufacturers Code: (300)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Mineral Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A14)

  • Mocha
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Jet Black

Manufacturers Code: (668)

  • Mocha
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Carbon Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (416)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Sand Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
 

Glacier Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A83)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Space Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A52)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Mineral White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A96)

  • Mocha
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black
 

Melbourne Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A75)

  • Mocha
  • Ivory White
  • Black
  • Sand Beige
  • Beige
  • Saddle Brown
  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code205
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.29
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.29
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy28 MPG
Cruising Range - City371.70 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy495.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/122
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM240 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM260 @ 1450
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)210
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room40.7 in
Front Leg Room39.9 in
Front Shoulder Room57.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room39.1 in
Second Leg Room36.5 in
Second Shoulder Room56 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase110.6 in
Length, OverallN/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors74.1 in
Height, Overall66.1 in
Track Width, Front62.8 in
Track Width, Rear63.4 in
Min Ground Clearance8 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 163.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 227.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 327.6 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight4030 lbs
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Maximum Trailering CapacityN/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP245/50WR18
Rear Tire SizeP245/50WR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb39 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.9 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx17.7 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: Not Rated

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
14V648000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 15, 2014

Component:
VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
53

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured July 28, 2014 to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been produced with a driver's side exterior rearview mirror that was designed to meet non-US market requirements. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 111, "Rearview Mirrors."

Consequence:
The driver may not notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall began on December 16, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 27, 2014 to JUL 28, 2014
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V333000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 22, 2016

Component:
CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE LATCH ANCHOR

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
188668

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017, X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i, vehicles manufactured July 2, 2010 to April 14, 2016, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014 to March 31, 2016, and 2015-2017 x4 xDrive28i, X4 xDrive35i and X4 xDriveM40i vehicles manufactured March3, 2014 to April 15, 2016. The affected vehicles have lower anchor bars for securing child restraint seats that may become damaged when using the European-ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.

Consequence:
Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body, free of charge. The recall began on July 13, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 01, 2010 to APR 13, 2016
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V683000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 20, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3606

Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, X3 xDrive28d, X4 xDrive28i and X4 xDrive35i vehicles, and model year 2014-2015 X5 xDrive35i, X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, and 2014 X5 xDrive35d vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.

Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front air bag, free of charge. The recall began on November 1, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAY 08, 2014 to JUL 10, 2014


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