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Starting at
$38,950
EPA - est City/Hwy
21/28
Engine
2.0L inline4
Seats
5
Power
240 hp

2016 BMW X3 Overview

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The 2016 BMW X3 is an outstanding luxury crossover SUV with top-notch technology and a spacious interior. The 2016 X3's three turbocharged engines, including a diesel four-cylinder, provide a great mix of performance and fuel economy. The 2016 BMW X3 comes with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and has earned excellent crash-test scores.

The 2016 BMW X3 is a leading light among compact luxury crossover SUVs. That's pretty remarkable for a vehicle in its sixth year of production, but the X3 pulls it off seemingly without breaking a sweat. Indeed, it's such a challenge to find fault with this crossover that our only "Con" is its relatively high price. It kind of makes sense, after all, that you'd have to pay a little more for a nearly flawless product. The 2016 BMW X3 is a handsome crossover SUV that can even do a little off-roading if the mood strikes. Although the X3 receives no notable changes for 2016, it was treated to a significant refresh last year that burnished its appeal. In particular, the new headlights made it look like a downsized X5, while the newly available diesel engine took fuel economy to new heights with only a slight drop in real-world performance. In other words, the X3 has just gotten better with age, and as our glowing long-term test of a 2012 X3 demonstrates, it was already at the pinnacle of its profession. The competition has had a long time to catch up, but generally speaking, the BMW still holds the advantage among compact luxury crossovers. Of course, there's no shortage of alternatives in this hotly contested segment. Chief among them is the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, which provides much of the same virtues as the X3 but with a more elegant overall vibe. The Audi Q5 is even older than the X3, but it has also aged nicely, offering a comparable blend of sport and comfort along with a compelling diesel option. The Q5-derived 2016 Porsche Macan is the sports car of the bunch, though it's far pricier and offers hatchback-grade cargo capacity. If you're looking for more value, the 2016 Acura RDX provides generous power, space and features for the money. But if the BMW's price fits your budget, resistance may be futile. The current X3 has been a winner from day one, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. We Recommend Get the diesel. You'll save about $550 per year on average by getting the xDrive28d instead of the gasoline xDrive28i. Do the math and that means you'll recoup its $1,500 price premium in less than three years. Even if you're leasing, that's less money and time spent at a gas station. Unless you're truly keen on maximum performance, it's the savvy way to go for most shoppers in this segment.

Some recommendations are easier than others. If you're shopping for a compact luxury SUV, the 2016 BMW X3 should be on your test-drive list. It does everything well and is capable of meeting both your practical needs and luxury aspirations. Read more about this class leader to see why it's a standout in its class.

The 2016 BMW X3 adds a standard 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system for the xDrive35i model.



2016 BMW X3 Reviews From Owners
(17 Reviews)

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By Joey Vernicek

on Dec/10/16

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By Michael E Brassett

on Dec/13/16

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You get more than you see

We bought the X3d for several reasons 18 months ago. 1/ Diesel's are known for their good MPG, we get 33 mpg on and off HWY. We are not very often at the Gas Station and get an average 680 miles from empty to full. 2/. Servicing is only every 10,000 miles or 1 year and our Local BMW Dealership is only 10 miles from home. Very convenient. 3/. Insurance is reasonable and with all the safety aspects we get 36% discount. 4/. Road Side Assistance is all in for 10 years. Part of the deal. BMW give you 4 years Free Maintenance but we offered to pay for an extra 2 years having taken the finance over 6 years. Thus when we have to pay for 7th Maintenance our car will be paid off. The car is a delight to drive and the twin turbo kicks in well when needed. Snow and ice are no problem. X3diesel is always going to hold a good resell factor as a good one is very hard to find. Wife has a mixed back roads and R93 to get to work and when there are delays the GPS finds a way for her for the 20 mile journey each working day. Our back up car is a 2012 Acura RDX and on par with BMW X3d.

By Trina M.

on Nov/11/16

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Small but BIG

If you would like an SUV that is not huge in appearance but offers more/ just as many options than the bigger ones, then this is your car. I was looking to buy the Range Rover Evoque but after reading reviews and noticing BMW had more bells and whistles, plus reliability, I couldn't have made a better choice. It's roomy on the inside which I love. I wanted an SUV but didn't want to feel like I was driving a bus, so I went with this model. I've had this car for almost a month and I LOVE it!

By S. DeVito

on Mar/28/16

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Love this vehicle

Shop around. Visit a couple of dealerships first to get your best price. Packages can increase the cost quickly. Lighting package a must: headlights are phenomenal; Technology and Premium package a must. You do not need the rear camera or the blind spot package (unless you have small children at home)because the x3 has very good visibility on it's own. Very, very comfortable on long road trips. Love this vehicle. Very pleased, and fun to drive. The only thing: I wish it had a 5 star crash rating for the front passenger - it has a 4. This is my second bimmer. (My prior BMW was a 328iXdrive sedan with the M Sport package. Loved this one as well. I almost cried when handing it in at the end of the lease!.)

By Simon

on Mar/15/16

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Great ride but snug

Super smooth suspension and torquey 4 cylinder 240hp. Great handling on curves and visibility. The cabin space is a little tight (I'm only 5'8" 150#) due to the wide console. Rest of vehicle decently fits family of 4 with car seats. But, happy with fuel economy and most convenience features. I would recommend it.

By Debby

on Jul/07/16

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Fantastic Driving Experience

Visibility is so good. The overhead camera is fab for letting you know when you are in garage/parking space! We drove from tn to Florida and experienced no stiffness. Love the leg extender in the msport.

By Jerry Dankbar

on Feb/01/16

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Outstanding car!

My wife and I drove many cars before we decided to buy the 2016 X3, including Lincoln, Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac. Not one of the others handled and accelerated like the BMW. The safety ratings on this car is better than the others too. The cost of the X3 was lower and the reviews from previous years we're very good and convinced us to buy it. This is a very fun and comfortable car to drive!

By Malky

on Mar/07/16

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I got my BMW!

After wanting a BMW for years and for many reasons not getting one, my wife said we should get rid of our current SUV...and BMW makes an SUV. I would have accepted almost any BMW, but are now the proud owner of a 2016 x3 all wheel drive. If I lower the seats to its lowest position I feel I am driving a sports car! In reality I raise the seat about halfway and it feels like I driving a luxury car. We needed the space in the back and its very generous for the size of vehicle, and there is still plenty of rear seat legroom. Drives great, looks great and costs great but its worth it.

By Anu Chapin

on Jan/24/16

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Compared 7 Vehicles

I reviewed information online for Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Audi, Acura and Infinity. I keyed on safety, reliability, gas mileage and costs. I test drove each of the vehicles twice and took notes about strengths and weaknesses. I narrowed it down to Lexus and BMW primarily because of driving comfort, interior features and how I was treated at the dealership. I drove each one more time and the BMW just handled better. The interior features (look, comfort and navigation controls) were great and easy to master. Final two items that convinced me to buy the BMW was the lower cost and great people throughout the dealership. I am sure that all the vehicles I mentioned are great but after thoroughly testing them all, the BMW just proved to be the best option for me. I have only had it for a few weeks but I am convinced that I made the right choice.

By Robert Schulte

on Dec/13/15

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Somebody Stop Me (From Having So Much Fun)

What a great car ! My wife and I are older and used to have BMW'S when we were younger and it was easier to get into her Z3 and my 330I. After a few back surgeries, retiring to our beloved northern Minnesota, and not having a dealer close by for service, we traded the Bimmers in for Hondas. They are great cars too ! Her CRV and my Ridgeline are wonderful, but she is so short that she had a hard time driving the Ridgeline. We traded the Ridgeline in on this car because she can drive it easily and I missed the handling and just plain fun of a BMW. 'Nuff said . We have to go to Minneapolis for service ( it's 200 miles away ) but , we don't care. Driving it there is a blast ! We have the 3.5l M ! For us, it's doesn't get any more fun or comfortable !

By John

on Jun/15/16

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Good SUV for the money

Overall a very good SUV. The right size when you are limited by the parking space. Got basic xDrive28, just added leather, camera and 19" wheels.

Unfortunately the car is missing some basic options in base trim as for that price. I understand that you can get all that as packages, but then price will jump too high:
1) LED/HID headlamps
2) Intelligent key less entry (when you just touch the door handler).
3) No lambda on front seats. Even headrest is only up-down now (used to be 4-way adjustable, it's still 4-way adjustable in 3-series in base trim) . I'm lucky the seat is comfortable for me, but you don't know until drove a long distance. Test drive won't show that.
4) Blind-spot detectors.

Other considerations:
1) You will not like electric steering at least for a few weeks if you used to old-school BMW with power steering (I guess prior to 2012). After all it's not bad but definitely gives less steering feeling.
2) I still don't like sound of turbo-4. However it drives good, with adequate acceleration and fast shifting. And it doesn't loose power on high-way speeds.

Complaints - I had certain lease issues with the dealership. Unfortunate BMW customers service didn't help me. I constantly was redirected between BMW and the dealership. I have to rate the BMW customers service as the worst I had to deal with.

By N Rosha

on May/18/16

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Very very nice car

Put on about 8700 miles so far. It is such a pleasure to drive. Our other car is a 2010 Acura RDX, and while it isn't completely fair to compare the two due to age difference, it is amazing how much more fun it is to drive the X3. The car handles like a dream, cornering is a blast. The acceleration is good but maybe a little too many gears for my taste. Build quality seems great. The interior is very lovely. We got all the bells and whistles - favorite parts are the blind spot notification (which causes the steering wheel to shake when a car is in a blind spot and the turn signal is activated) and the overhead view that makes parking a total joy. I HIGHLY recommend getting the overhead view add-on(friends are totally blown away when showing them this feature - it looks like a drone is flying over the car sending the video so you can see the parking spot lines)

Car is expensive, sure...iDrive system blows, sure... but good golly is it a joy to drive.

Likes:
Cornering
acceleration
Interior design
Exterior looks(xline package)
Technology(driver assistance packages)

Dislikes:
iDrive system - not fun to use - wife hates it - I would rather have touchscreen
Rear seats don't fold flat limiting cargo space
I wish there was an option to have the idlestop feature wait a second or two before shutting the car off - for when making left turns where you only have to wait a split second
Would also like the ability to make the ECO PRO mode be the default. Having to turn it on every time you start the car is downright silly.

By Mike Duffy

on Apr/05/16

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I survived!

I was hit on the driver's side door by an '01 Chevy Impala travelling at 45 mph ... and I walked away without a scratch! I was driving my 2015 BMW X3, so when I needed a new car it was a no brainer ... I bought a new 2016 BMW X3. Handles beautifully and is a real pleasure to drive.

By X3 Driver

on Mar/27/16

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Off to a great start

I have a little over 600 miles on my 2016 X3 xdrive28d. So far, I'm very happy with the vehicle. I spend about 2 hours a day commuting and the X3 is a great place to be. The 2L turbodiesel is not for racing, but it's plenty quick and accelerates to 70 mph effortlessly. The computer is pretty accurate and mpgs are climbing, currently at 34 mpgs. After adjusting the seats I find them very comfortable (Nevada leather). The interior design is classy, although some of the buttons are difficult to see from the driver's seat. The engine is not as quiet as my Q5 TDI, but you don't hear it cruising down the highway. The car came with 18 inch wheels with Pirelli P7s and they are quiet so far. The idrive infotainment system is complex, but most functions work by voice command and it works well. The build quality is excellent and there are no rattles, even from the panoramic sunroof. The suspension is firm, well composed and comfortable. The auto Stop/Start works well and definitely saves fuel at those long traffic lights. I do disable Start/Stop in sections where I know the stops will be brief. I can't comment on reliability this early on. I always look forward to driving this car.

By Mitch Massie

on Mar/08/16

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BMW needs to learn to design seats

I leased a 2016 BMW X3 3.5 X drive with the M sports package for my wife. We were hoping to use the vehicle for a road car. I have tried to sit in the front seats of the car. They are abysmal. I do not feel my size is unusual at 6'2" and 225 lbs. I am unable to sit in them for more than 10 minutes without being very uncomfortable. In my 50 + years of sitting in automobile seats have never sat in the front seat of any model of any car or truck and been uncomfortable. If you are a person of small stature the seats in this vehicle are tolerable. Make sure any guest you will have in your X3 will be the same size. I sent an email to the BMW "geniuses" but have not gotten a response. My review of the BMW discussion groups shows this bad seat design in the X3 has been an issue for quite a while. If you are test driving this car you need to drive it for 15 to 20 minutes at a minimum. If you can't sit comfortably in the car to drive it, everything else about the car is meaningless. I would recommend any other vehicle than the X3.

By Ray A.

on Aug/01/16

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Not for everyone

There are a lot a good features about the BMW X3, but overall if I had the decision to make all over again I would choose something else.

First the good things.
1) The power from the 3.0L turbo is very good. It is refined and the transmission shifts smoothly.
2) The active stop and go cruise control is worth the extra cost. When you are sitting stop and go traffic it is a wonderful feature.
3) Back seats and cargo capacity are very good for this class of SUV.
4) I-Drive is easy to use once you get the hang of it.
5) Heads up display is a great feature. I have it on another car and think more vehicles should have this as an option.

Now for the things that I am disappointed with after having this BMW for a few months.

1) The upgraded Harmon Kardon system sounds just OK. I had a Harmon system in a Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and it rocked in comparison to this system. At louder volume levels the sound is a bit harsh.

2) The keyless entry system can be a bit flakey. With the key in my pocket I have issues opening and locking the door. I have to take the key out of my pocket to make it work. I don't have this issue on my GM with a keyless system. Plus for a vehicle of this price point, I think its kind of cheap to not have them on the rear doors too.

3) Both rear tail lights have flaws from the molding process. I have looked at others and you can barely see the injection points in the lens, but mine stand out like sore thumb. They look like white dots on the tail lights. The dealer says they are in spec. Again for the price of these SUV's is seams these could be made better.

4) Went I got it I thought the interior was nice and was fitting of the luxury brand. But over time, some the materials feel cheep. Even with upgraded leather, the ruff texture makes it feel like fake leather. It was not until I got in my friends new Cadillac XT5 did I really notice the difference. The Cadillac is light years ahead on interior quality. I can feel the ruff seam on the top and bottom of the turn signal stalk where the two pieces of plastic meet.

5) No vented front seats and power tilt/telescoping wheel. A miss on this class and price point.

6) Auto Start/Stop is poorly programmed. Many times it stops the moment you stop. There should be a couple of seconds delay. When coming to a stop sign or switching gears while pulling into a parking space, I have had the engine shut off just to restart again while it was shutting off. Then there are times when you think it should shut off and it does not. I have stopped and put it into park and it won't shut off. The only plus is you can disable the feature. I highly recommend this if you have the A/C on.

7) Front parking sensors are slow to engage. Don't pull up to something quickly and expect them to be active.

8) Having to hit the Start/Stop button twice to shut everything off is annoying. Once to stop the engine the second time to turn off accessories. If you don't the accessories stay on even after you open the door. It will timeout once you have locked the door, but I don't trust it. You should only have to hit it once to turn the engine off. Then when you open the drivers door it shuts off the accessories.

9) It was not until I a took a long trip and my left leg started falling asleep how bad the comfort is on the bottom of the front seats. They are not good. The cushion is too short on the front and sides.

10) Just got the recall notice about the rear child safety seat anchor. Give this vehicle is been on the market for a while I am surprised that this has come up this late in the product cycle. What concerns me how they have to fix this. They need to remove the rear seats and carpet, send it out a body shop to have a support bracket welded in. Not liking the sound of welding something in a brand new vehicle.

***UPDATE***
I traded the BMW in after 6 months. When you spend this kinda money on a car and are not happy with it you need to go with something else. The something else is a 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport with under 25K miles. This is an amazing car. Can't wait to get into it each day and drive. This is what a luxury car should be.

By NCUltraRunner

on Apr/19/16

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So far so great!

I was considering the Audi Q5, Lexus NX200t and Range Rover Evoque before deciding on the BMW X3. I was almost seduced by the Evoque, but reading all of the owner horror stories scared me away. I took delivery of my X3 in December 2015 and have already put about 7500 miles on the vehicle. Thus far, the X3 has performed flawlessly and has not disappointed! Initial build quality appears to be worthy of the price tag.

I've found the xDrive system to work very well on the road during inclement weather (heavy rain, light snow), although I did not have to put it to the test in deep snow. I do not have the Dynamic Handling Package, but given how well the X3 handles the road without it, I'm not really sure how much of a difference I might notice with it. I've read other reviews where some felt the ride was too harsh, but I don't share that opinion, although I do like to feel the road perhaps more than some might. The vehicle handles and accelerates so smoothly perhaps with the exception of the auto start/stop feature which can be noticeable at times. I leave it in the "Comfort" drive mode most of the time. I put it in "Sport" mode, when merging onto a freeway or needing to get through busy intersections when I need the extra burst of acceleration. I rarely use ECO Mode. I've found the gas mileage between ECO and Comfort to be relatively negligible and the gearing is just too dulled down for my liking in ECO mode. I've been averaging just over 23 miles per gallon for which probably 75% of my miles are highway.

I find the interior of the X3 to be nicely appointed and up to standards of fit and finish for the class of vehicle. I find the seating to be comfortable and the climate control system to work very well. The Infotainment system menu is fairly intuitive and with a little playing around with it, you should be able to figure out most of the functions and settings in relatively short order. The iDrive controller is easy to use to navigate the control panel, but some of the buttons on the passenger side of the controller are hard to see from the driver's seat. The one function I haven't really used much is the voice command system, so I can't really comment to how accurately it works. The buttons and controls on the dashboard and steering wheel all seem to be well placed with proper tactile feel.

In my opinion, there are a few "must" have packages to avoid buyer's remorse:
* xLine or M Sport Package: I think either of those significantly enhance the aesthetics of the vehicle. I went with the xLine. I'm happy with it, but wish the Sport Seats that you get with the M Sport package was an available option.
* Lighting Package: Recommend going with either the Xenon or Full LED. Either the Xenon or LED seem to throw a much brighter light and I personally think they look much better than the yellowish Halogens. I opted for the Xenon lights and am very happy with them.
* Dual-Pane Moonroof (either as standalone option or part of the Premium Package). About as close to the convertible feel as you can get.

As far as the other options go, I opted the following: Premium package, Technology package, Driver Assistance package, Driver Assistance Plus, Harman Kardon Sound System and Heated Front Seats. Unfortunately, in order to get certain features, you have to opt for entire packages. For example, if you want Lumbar Support on the front seat, you have to get the Premium package. If you want the Head Up display, you have to get the Technology package. The safety features are spread out between the Driver Assistance Package and Driver Assistance Plus. If you only want rear view camera and parking sensors, you can just opt for the Driver Assistance package. However, of all the available safety features, Active Blind Spot detection was most important to me so I had to select the Driver Assistance Plus package which also requires you to select the Driver Assistance package. I've found the surround view camera feature that is part of the Driver Assistance Plus package to be very useful as well. I'm hardly an audiophile, but the HK sound system sounds good to my ears. The Heated Front seats have 3 settings and heat up quickly.

There are a few features missing that I would have liked to see available on the X3:
* Full size spare or at least a temporary spare. This is my biggest gripe. My X3 came with run flats. There is no hole in the cargo area for any type of spare nor under the vehicle. I've seen aftermarket temporary spares available, but unless you put it on your roof rack, you have to put it in the rear cargo area which then leaves you with little cargo room.
* Cooled front seats. I have black Nevada leather and would really have liked the option to have cooled front seats for the hot weather.
* Auto-Folding Side Mirrors. The side mirrors do fold with the press of a button on the driver's side door, but why not fold automatically when the vehicle is turned off?



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    110.6 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    183.4 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    82.2 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    66.1 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4030 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Shoulder Room
    58.4 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    57.4 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    27.6 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.39 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    rear wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    Performance
  • Run Flat Tires
    Yes
  • Rear Tire Width
    275
  • Rear Tire Profile
    35
  • Front Tire Width
    245
  • Front Tire Profile
    40



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Audio System Memory Feature
    Includes Audio System
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    9
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    205


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Climate Control Memory
    Includes Climate Control
  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline4 16 Valve Turbocharger N20
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    17.7 galons
  • Brake Drying
    Yes
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

xDrive35i / AWD / 8A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.9 sec @ 100 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

xDrive28i / AWD / 8A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.0 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.7 sec @ 91.3 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

xDrive28d / AWD / 8A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.0 sec @ 84 mph
  • Source
    Motor Week

xDrive28d / AWD / 8A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.2 sec @ 84 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $27,456
  • Private Seller Price
    $29,580
  • Dealer Price
    $31,181
  • Original MSRP
    $38,950

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2016 BMW X3
JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 BMW X3 Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    21 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    28 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 BMW X3 Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • CORROSION
    12 years / Unlimited miles
    11 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    4 years / Unlimited miles
    3 years

2016 BMW X3 Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals
  • High-quality cabin looks and feels expensive
  • Top-notch crash-test scores.
  • Generous passenger and cargo room for the segment
  • Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its three available engines

Cons

  • Costs more than similarly equipped competitors
  • Some controls can be difficult to learn.


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2016 BMW X3 True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,181$1,222$1,265$1,309$1,355$6,332
Maintenance$0$0$0$0$5,407$5,407
Repairs$0$0$0$1,185$1,822$3,007
Taxes & Fees$3,724$266$242$221$202$4,655
Financing$1,218$965$704$434$154$3,475
Depreciation$11,602$3,697$3,255$2,885$2,589$24,028
Fuel$1,838$1,893$1,949$2,008$2,068$9,756
True Cost To Own ®$19,563$8,043 $7,415$8,042 $13,597$56,660

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 BMW X3 NHTSA Service Bulletins

Date Complaint Filed: 07/24/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The rear hatch came down without warning while i was loading items into the back cargo space. this is the second incident. the same thing happened 2 or 3 weeks earlier. at that time bmw ran diagnostics and found nothing wrong. i plan to report this incident.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/12/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This all happened the same day beginning about 10am on 12/29/15. the car is a 2016 bmw x3 that i bought new in august 2015. 1.slowed to brake at a red light. i was the first car at the intersection. as i pushed the brake to come to a full stop, the car lurched into the intersection. i looked down and saw my foot on the brake and the car in drive. fortunately, there was no cross traffic. i slowly accelerated and continued with my errand. 2. i stopped at a business with a parking lot. i slowly drove through the lot and found a open spot. each parking spot had a concrete "stop bar". i slowly turned into the spot. when i pushed on the brake for a full stop, it lurched forward over the "stop bar" and hit the car parked directly in front of me. i put the car in reverse and was able to get back over the "stop bar". i looked carefully at both cars and could find no damage on either one. 3. i drove slowly directly to the bmw dealership where i bought the car on august 13, 2015. two different service techs drove it and they ran all possible system tests on it. they could find nothing wrong. 4. i was so afraid to drive it, i traded in the 2016 x3 for a 2016 x1 the same day - 12-29-15. both were new when i bought them. the x3 had 2,500 miles on it when i traded it in. i drove 139 days. 5. my concern is that the x3 will be sold as a used car without any further investigation into the problem. 6. the nhtsa reported that 88,000 bmws (various models including the x3) were recalled in 2014 for a brake problem. i gave this information to the dealership. nhtsa campaign number #14v627000, nhtsa action number: pe13030. i do not know if this problem is the same problem i had. nhtsa complaints like mine: 4 out 8 complaints for 2014 x3 4 out 8 complaints for 2015 x3 0 out of 1 complaint for 2016 x3


Date Complaint Filed: 11/18/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was slowing to a stop at a red light on a very busy street and the brakes in my x3 failed. instead of slowing the car down - it sped up and crashed into the car in front of me. i pushed down on the brakes and the car jumped forward. there is minimal damage to the front bumper but i am scared to get behind the wheel again.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/17/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This is the second time in this vehicle that our brakes have failed. we filed a complaint the first time, gave the car to bmw service, had an engineer from bmw come and look at the car - the engineer filed a report saying that the brakes were fine and nothing was wrong with the vehicle. we begged and pleaded to be given another car but bmw na refused to budge. forced to take the car back, we drove this morning and as we were slowing to a red light nearing a busy intersection, our brakes failed once more. i pushed down on the brake pedal and the car accelerated into the intersection. i had to honk the horn to warn other drivers and use the emergency brake to stop the car. this is a 2016 bmw x3 xdrive28i and it is unsafe to drive. two brake malfunctions 1 month apart, bmw refuses to admit any fault.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/20/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tire pressure monitor signals low air pressure every week on instrumentation. run-flat tires lose air weekly. tire has to be topped-up with air then tire pressure monitor test performed. owned vehicle since february, 2016 and frequent, annoying, embarrasing tire air filling has to be done weekly.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/12/2016

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Seatbelt pretensioner failing to holdback passenger on deccelleration on exit ramp at 4 degrees incline or decline from 65 to zero on controlled decceleration








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