2011 BMW X3

At a Glance

Pricing $38,500 - $45,050
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.0l I6 T, 3.0l I6 T
Transmissions A8
Fuel Economy 19-21 (city), 26-28 (highway)

The BMW X3 is a smaller five passenger SUV/Crossover that competes with models like the Audi Q5 and Cadillac SRX. The second-generation X3 which arrived in the 2011 model year is larger and more luxurious than the original X3. Two model designations indicate the equipped powertrain. The X3 xDrive 28i equips a 240-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive. The X3 xDrive 35i equips a 300-bhp turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive. The X3 has a base price around $39,000 which does not include leather seating. Like other BMW models, the X3 requires a number of option packages to add common equipment and the price can quickly escalate. The X3 is produced in South Carolina.

What Changed:

A 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaces the six-cylinder in the xDrive 28i model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
X3 xDrive 28i 2.0l I6 T (240-bhp) A8 AWD 21/28/24 46 $38,500
X3 xDrive 28i Leather 2.0l I6 T (240-bhp) A8 AWD 21/28/24 46 $39,950
X3 xDrive 35i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A8 AWD 19/26/22 53 $43,600
X3 xDrive 35i Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A8 AWD 19/26/22 53 $45,050