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2011 BMW X3

At a Glance

Pricing $36,750 - $41,050
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.0l I6, 3.0l I6 T
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 19 (city), 25-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

The X3 is BMW's compact SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW calls it). The drivetrain utilizes the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Priced at around $39K, the X3 faces stiff competition from a number of European and Asian models with more competitive pricing.

What Changed:

The second generation X3 is longer and wider than its predecessor. Like other BMW models, the X3 will offer two inline six cylinder engines, rated at 240-bhp (xDrive28i) and 300-bhp (xDrive35i).

Official Word:

In 2004 BMW introduced a new concept to the market: the small, premium Sports Activity Vehicle with all-road capability and unparalleled driving dynamics. This first generation BMW X3 became a best seller in the BMW line…both in the United States and in Europe. Through its lifecycle, over 600,000 original X3s have been sold worldwide with 150,000 sold in the USA. Subsequently, several competitors have entered the now hotly-contested segment. The new second generation BMW X3 builds...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
X3 xDrive 28i 3.0l I6 (240-bhp) A8 AWD 19/25/22 44 $36,750
X3 xDrive 35i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A8 AWD 19/26/22 53 $41,050