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xDrive30i: Includes a 248-hp 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, LED daytime running lights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ integration, and more.
M40i: Includes a 355-hp turbo 3.0L six-cylinder engine; M Sport exhaust system, brakes, and suspension; variable sport steering; and more.
New for the 2018 BMW X3 is a 10.25-inch touchscreen to accompany the infotainment system. Standing upright atop the dash, the touchscreen is comfortably in reach and offers a simple way to navigate the newly available wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity. For your convenience, a wireless charging pad is available so your compatible device can charge while you listen to your playlist. This technology is perfect if you want to stay connected during the commute to work or school, or on longer trips with the entire family.
The 2018 BMW X3 comes standard with all-wheel drive on all trims, which means extra peace of mind in any road conditions. The all-wheel-drive system can adapt, too, as its intelligent drivetrain sends torque to the rear or front wheels and to each axle individually, as needed. Even if you live in a climate that gets a lot of rain, sleet, or snow— or you want to take the X3 off-road—this all-wheel-drive crossover allows you to feel confident that your vehicle can handle anything.
Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or an urbanite looking for a premium SUV to occasionally haul a trailer or cargo, the X3 can suit both equally well. The 2018 X3 has flexible seating and fold-flat rear seats with a 40/20/40 split, allowing you to fit longer items even while carrying a passenger or two in the back. The cargo area includes 28.7 cubic feet of space, a privacy shade, and a lip to ensure your cargo doesn't fall out when you open the back. When your hands are full, you'll appreciate the motion-activated power liftgate so you can be truly hands-free.
The premium interior of the 2018 BMW X3 includes leather seating surfaces and power driver's and passenger seats as standard; heated and ventilated seats are optional. The front seats also have thigh extenders and adjustable bolstering, plus four-way adjustable headrests offering maximum comfort for a variety of sizes and heights. All surfaces are soft to the touch, offering the luxury feeling you crave.
2018 brought the debut of the BMW X3 M40i, which is the performance version of the X3. This athletic model gets a whopping 355 horsepower and a long list of sporty elements, including an M Sport exhaust system, M Sport brakes, M Sport suspension with M performance-specific tuning, and variable sport steering. If driving enjoyment is on your list of must-haves in a compact SUV, the M40i will certainly be a source of surprise and delight for daily commutes or longer weekend adventures.
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The 2017-2021 Audi Q5 features:
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4.3 out of 56 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the BMW X3 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks BMW X3 16th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the BMW X3
All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)
F 40.3"/R 36.4"
F 40"/R 38.5"
If tech features are important to you, you'll find the 2018 BMW X3 is here to please. A 10.25-inch touchscreen is standard for the 2018 BMW X3. This controls various aspects of the infotainment system, including smartphone integration so you can keep connected when traveling.
For those that live in colder climates, the 2018 BMW X3 delivers in unfavorable weather conditions. The 2018 BMW X3 includes standard all-wheel drive, making it a capable vehicle in snowy driving conditions or rougher terrain.
Yes, the 2018 BMW X3 is available with wireless Apple CarPlay as part of the Premium Package.
The Premium Package on the 2018 BMW X3 includes a heated steering wheel, 19-inch V-spoke wheels, heated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation system, head-up display, advanced real-time traffic information, remote services, and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Black Sapphire Metallic
Carbon Black Metallic
Dark Olive Metallic
Dark Graphite Metallic
Glacier Silver Metallic
Jet Black (xDrive30i only)
Mineral White Metallic (xDrive30i only)
Phytonic Blue Metallic
Terra Brown Metallic (xDrive30i only)
Black / Blue
Canberra Beige / Black
The interior of the 2018 BMW X3 is full of premium surfaces, including leather, soft-touch armrests and dash surfaces, and even wood accents. The interior is spacious enough for a family and refined for singles and couples seeking luxurious and comfortable driving. With a plethora of interior color options available, the fashionable cabin is sure to please even the most discerning eye. Comfort is paramount, with highly customizable seating for you and your passenger in the front seat, adding to the pure enjoyment of the 2018 X3.
The rear bench of the 2018 BMW X3 has two LATCH anchors for infant and child car seats and can accommodate three car seats across, depending on their size. There are three lower anchors across the second row. With the ride height and width of the BMW X3, it's easy to place children in the car seats in the rear. And taking an infant bucket seat in and out is also simple and straightforward, with helpful wide-opening rear doors.
The 2018 BMW X3 offers two zippy engines. The base xDrive30i includes a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine generating 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Upgrade to the performance-oriented M40i for a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine producing 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, and an eight-speed automatic transmission to drive the wheels.
2011-2017 BMW X3 (Second Generation)
In 2011, BMW kicked off the second generation of the X3 with styling updates, a larger overall size, and new features such as a push-button start, BMW's infotainment system, and an adjustable backrest for the rear seat with 40/20/40 split-folding. A refresh in 2015 brought slightly revised exterior and interior styling and the latest version of the infotainment system. Two appearance packages—the xLine and M Sport—were also new for this update.
2018-Present BMW X3 (Third Generation)
The 2018 BMW X3 was totally redesigned and is the third and current generation for the X3. While the exterior received only minor changes (like a larger kidney grille), the X3 is also 2.2 inches longer overall. The interior was updated and modernized for this generation, with an upgrade to the infotainment system, adding available gesture control and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as a 3D surround-view camera system, ventilated front seats, and a touchscreen.
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