2020 BMW X3 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 BMW X3 Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

2020 BMW X3

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,950 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder (248 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder (382 horsepower / 365 lb-ft of torque)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
  • Available xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
  • Live Cockpit Plus featuring Navigation with iDrive 6.0, touchpad Controller, and 8.8-inch touchscreen
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes
  • Connected Package Professional including Real Time Traffic and BMW Remote Services
  • LED headlights and front fog lights

BMW X3 Exterior

About the BMW X3

Driving a crossover SUV no longer means having to sacrifice on agile handling, potent performance, and superlative comfort when you choose the BMW X3. Signature BMW styling cues and distinctive alloy wheel designs allow the X3 to stand out from the competition. Power comes in the form of either a standard 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder or the available 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, each offering an impressive combination of efficiency and response. Designed to go wherever adventure leads, the X3 can be equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive to help you excel across all types of terrain. Lower its standard power tailgate to reveal a cavernous 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it simple to bring all of your luggage along for your next weekend getaway. Inside the X3, drivers will find themselves surrounded with cutting-edge tech and superlative comfort amenities to help them get the most from their daily drive.

What the Critics Say

The 2020 X3 delivers strong acceleration, agile handling, and premium interior finishes that make it one of Car and Driver’s favorites in a dense field of compact luxury crossovers.” -Car and Driver
In addition to being remarkably spacious and comfortable compared to its rivals, the 2020 X3 has that certain something about BMW that appeals to drivers. The vehicle offers a selection of great engines, its cabin is a mix of quality materials and subtle luxury and the options list includes some of the latest technology.” -Autotrader

What’s New for 2020

Only a handful of revisions have been made to the BMW X3 for the 2020 model year. Navigation now comes standard across the entire X3 lineup while some adjustments have been made to the content of the available option packages. Some of the interior trim accent pieces which were previously painted black are now finished in silver. Lastly, 30i models now include new LED headlights and new cornering lights as standard equipment.

BMW X3 Features

BMW X3 Performance

Passionate Performance

Striking the perfect balance of agility, utility, and power, the X3 offers your choice of two different powertrains. The latest TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine provides a power boost of 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque delivering exceptional acceleration to the xDrive30i. A fine-tuned 3.0-liter M performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine performs by pulling power with smoothness and efficiency — and propels the M40i with a best-in-segment 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. Both variants come with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic with shift paddles, tuned specifically to match the engine’s personality. XDrive all-wheel-drive, as standard, 8 inches of ground clearance, and Dynamic Stability Control maximizes the driving dynamics and efficiency of the BMW X3.

BMW X3 Cargo Capacity

Luxurious Interior

The X3 is ready to accommodate whatever your adventure requires. Cargo storage capacity expands to an impressive 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the help of the split fold-down seats. The optional factory-installed trailer hitch can take your getaways to an entirely new level. Along with luggage nets, cargo rails, and hooks, this Sports Activity Vehicle® can accompany everything and everyone you’re taking with you. Standard SensaTec upholstery provides the perfect combination of durability and luxurious comfort inside the BMW X3.

BMW X3 Technology

Intelligent Technology

The X3 is equipped with innovative technology you never knew you needed. From changing the volume to answering phone calls, available Gesture Control, allows you to operate controls totally touch free. 3D Surround View lets you view your vehicle remotely on the BMW Connected app, allowing you to rest easy knowing your vehicle is right where you left it. Found on every X3, iDrive 6.0 is an intuitive interface that displays navigation, music and other essential information for everyday driving. Driver’s can opt for more enticing features such as Wireless Charging console and onboard WiFi Hotspot to ensure they’re always connected to the outside world.

The optional Driving Assistance Plus Package gives drivers the extra boost of confidence they need to get through life’s unpredictable moments. Features include Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Detection, Front Collision Warning with City Collision and Active Lane Keeping Assistant. Active Protection system, coming standard, monitors potential accidents and alerts the driver when to take action — adding an extra layer of protection when cruising to the destination.

Trims & Specs

The BMW X3 is comprised of two trims, each with its own distinct powertrain. XDrive30i is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower while the M40i is powered by a potent 3.0-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that blurs to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Premium features you can enjoy on both variants include Power Tailgate, iDrive 6.0 system, Rear-view Camera, ConnectedDrive Services, Ambient Lighting, and Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory functions.

You have the choice between three body styles; the rugged xLINE with bumper add-ons, rocker panels and 18-inch Y-Spoke wheels; the dashing Luxury with a SensaTec Dashboard and high-gloss chrome accents highlighting its sophisticated body; and the performance-inspired M Sport with M Double-spoke wheels and precision-engineered aerodynamics. Multiple tiers can be added to your model, maximizing luxury and taking technology to the next level. Premium Tier, available on both trims, includes Head-up Display, the latest BMW Navigation system featuring auto-updating maps and Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information. Driving Assistance Plus Package features Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation and Active Lane Keeping Assistant — giving you confidence on any road you travel.

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

X3 sDrive30i

  • Starting at $41,950 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder (248 HP / 258 lb-ft of torque)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
  • SensaTec Upholstery and Anthracite Headliner
  • Live Cockpit Plus featuring Navigation with iDrive 6.0, touchpad Controller, and 8.8-inch touchscreen
  • Automatic 3-zone climate control
2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i

X3 xDrive30i

  • Starting at $43,950 MSRP*
  • xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes
  • Active Guard with Frontal Collison Warning, Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection, and Speed Limit Information
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
  • 10-way power front sport seats including 2-way power side bolsters
2020 BMW X3 M40i

X3 M40i

  • Starting at $55,900 MSRP*
  • 3.0-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder (382 HP / 365 lb-ft of torque)
  • M Sport exhaust system, M Sport suspension, and M Sport brakes
  • Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic 2-piece glass panel
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
  • 19-inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels, style 698M

*MSRP includes destination & handling fee of $995, but excludes tax, title, license, and registration.