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The 2023 BMW X3 is up to $5800 more expensive than it was last year, as part of a wider-range price adjustment.

This means the X3 range now starts at $81,700 before on-road costs for the sDrive20i, and extends to $175,300 before on-road costs for the M Competition.

“BMW constantly reviews its pricing structure throughout the year, taking into consideration a number of different factors,” said a BMW Australia spokesperson.

“However, we always aim to ensure our products remain appropriately positioned and represent a competitive pricing proposition in the market for our customers.”

There haven’t been any specification changes to the X3 range as part of the 2023 model year price adjustment.

The current, third-generation BMW X3 was first revealed and went on sale locally in 2017. It received a mid-life facelift last year that brought a revised exterior and interior design.

BMW sold a total of 4546 examples of the X3 last year, making it the second top-selling medium luxury SUV if you don’t add together the sales of the Mercedes-Benz GLC wagon and GLC Coupe. It was outsold by the Tesla Model Y (8717 sales).

Pricing

  • 2023 BMW X3 sDrive20i: $81,700 (+$5100)
  • 2023 BMW X3 xDrive20d: $84,700 (+$5100)
  • 2023 BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport: $96,500 (+$4600)
  • 2023 BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport: $102,900 (+$4900)
  • 2023 BMW X3 xDrive30e M Sport: $110,400 (+$3400)
  • 2023 BMW X3 M40i: $125,400 (+$3900)
  • 2023 BMW X3 M Competition: $175,300 (+$5800)

All pricing excludes on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The 2023 BMW X3 sDrive20i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque.

It’s the only rear-wheel drive member of the X3 range, and BMW claims the X3 sDrive20i can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.2 seconds.

The X3 xDrive20d is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 140kW and 400Nm, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 8.0 seconds.

The X3 xDrive30i is powered by an uprated 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 185kW and 350Nm, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.3 seconds.

The X3 xDrive30d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel producing 195kW and 620Nm, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 5.8 seconds.

The X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a 135kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 80kW/265Nm electric motor and a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Total system outputs are 215kW and 420Nm, which is good for a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.1 seconds.

The X3 M40i is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine producing 285kW and 500Nm, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds.

Finally, the X3 M Competition is powered by an uprated 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine producing 375kW and 650Nm, good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds.

All models use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Efficiency

The 2023 BMW X3 range has the following claimed combined fuel consumption figures:

  • sDrive20i: 7.3L/100km
  • xDrive20d: 5.9L/100km
  • xDrive30i: 7.9L/100km
  • xDrive30d: 6.4L/100km
  • xDrive30e: 3.2L/100km
  • M40i: 8.9L/100km
  • M Competition: 10.7L/100km

The X3 xDrive30e PHEV offers up to 41km of electric range in Australian specification and can be AC charged from its Type 2 charging port at speeds of up to 3.7kW.

All 2023 BMW X3 models have a fuel tank ranging in size from 50L to 65L, depending on the variant. All petrol variants require a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded, apart from the M Competition which requires 98 RON.

Dimensions

The 2023 BMW X3 measures in at 4708mm long, 1891mm wide and 1676mm tall, with a 2864mm wheelbase.

The X3 M Competition is slightly longer at 4716mm, slightly wider at 1897mm, and slightly lower at 1669mm.

The boot measures in at 550L with all five seats in place, and expands to 1600L with them folded, though the X3 xDrive30e offers a little less space due to the battery mounted under the boot floor – BMW quotes figures of 450L/1500L.

The entire X3 range has a braked towing capacity of 2000kg, whereas unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

Servicing and Warranty

As of October 1, 2022, all new BMW vehicles are covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. Owners also receive complimentary 24/7 vehicle roadside assistance for three years.

In terms of logbook servicing, BMW Australia offers Service Inclusive pre-paid packages that cover the first five years or 80,000km – whichever comes first.

The standard Service Inclusive Basic package costs $2400 for the core X3 range.

Safety

The pre-facelift BMW X3 managed a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP in 2017.

It received scores of 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 58 per cent for safety assist.

This five-star ANCAP rating applies to all variants except the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid.

The 2023 BMW X3 comes with the following safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane change warning
  • Cruise control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Reversing assistant

Stepping up to the xDrive30i/xDrive30d or above gets you safety features including junction assist, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, and surround-view camera.

Standard Equipment

The 2023 BMW X3 sDrive20i and xDrive20d come standard with the following features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Run-flat tyres
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power-folding side mirrors
    • Heated
    • Anti-dazzle (driver’s side only)
    • Auto-dipping (passenger’s side only)
  • Power tailgate
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Three-year ConnectedDrive Services subscription
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Electric parking brake
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Black ‘Sensatec’ leatherette upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front sport seats with driver memory

The X3 xDrive30i M Sport and xDrive30d M Sport add the following:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • M Aerodynamics package
  • BMW M high-gloss black window highlights
  • BMW M high-gloss black roof rails
  • M Sport brakes
  • 12-speaker sound system
  • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Anthracite headliner
  • M interior trim
  • M door sill trims
  • ‘Vernasca’ leather upholstery
  • Driver’s seat bolster adjustment
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Steering & Lane Control Assistant
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Junction assist
  • Surround-view camera

The X3 xDrive30e M Sport adds:

  • Metallic paint
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Driver’s seat lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Domestic charging cable
  • Public charging cable

The X3 M40i adds:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • BMW Laserlight headlights
  • M Sport differential
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • ‘Sensatec’ instrument panel
  • M40i front door sill trims
  • Driver lumbar support

The X3 M Competition adds:

  • 21-inch forged alloy wheels
  • M Competition package
  • Active M differential
  • M Sport exhaust
  • M adaptive suspension
  • M compound brakes
  • Rear fog light
  • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • M gear selector
  • ‘Merino’ leather upholstery
  • M Sport seats
  • Front seat lumbar support
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

Optional Equipment

BMW Australia offers a wide range of optional packages for the X3 range. Here are four as examples:

The $5400 Visibility package available on the sDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i, and xDrive30d adds:

  • Metallic paint
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • BMW Laserlight headlights

The $1200 Comfort package available on the sDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i, and xDrive30d adds:

  • Heated front seats
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Heated steering wheel

The Rear Seat Comfort package ($2700, sDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i, and xDrive30d; $2000, xDrive30e, M40i and M Competition) adds:

  • Sun protection glazing
  • Roller sunblind for rear side windows
  • Seat backrest adjustment for rear seat
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Luggage compartment net

The Executive package ($3400, sDrive20i; $2308, xDrive20d; $3500, xDrive30i; $3000, xDrive30d; $2500, M40i; $2000, M Competition) adds:

  • Acoustic glazing
  • Gesture control (excludes M Competition)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring (excludes M Competition)
  • Remote engine start (sDrive20i and M40i only)
  • 12-speaker sound system (sDrive20i and xDrive20d only)
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system (xDrive30i, xDrive30d and xDrive30e only)
  • Sensatec instrument panel (excludes M40i and M Competition)
  • BMW drive recorder (excludes sDrive20i and xDrive20d)
  • BMW Laserlight headlights (xDrive30e only)
  • Heated steering wheel (xDrive30e, M40i and M Competition only)
  • Ventilated front seats (M Competition only)

For a full options list, contact your BMW dealer.

Colours

The 2023 BMW X3 is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant.

  • Alpine White
  • M Carbon Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
  • Mineral White (not available on M40i)
  • Phytonic Blue
  • M Brooklyn Grey
  • M Sao Paulo Yellow (M Competition only)
  • M Marina Bay Blue (M Competition only)
  • M Toronto Red (M Competition only)

MORE: Everything BMW X3

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