The driving dynamics of the BMW X3.

The embodiment of a Sports Activity Vehicle, the BMW X3 impresses with maximum flexibility. The basic chassis proves to be agile in the city and on tight bends, comfortable and safe on the toughest of road surfaces, yet directionally stable and reliable even at high speeds. BMW xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel drive, ensures the best possible traction in all weather conditions. 


Impulsive power build-up, a spontaneous response and maximum efficiency characterise the four-cylinder petrol engines in the BMW X3. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with TwinScroll turbocharger, Valvetronic, double VANOS and High Precision Injection allows outstanding performance with extremely moderate consumption.

The power unit in the BMW X3 xDrive20i supplies an output of 135 kW (184 hp), which unleashes up to 270 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption remains low at 7.2 l/100 km, as do the CO2 emissions at 168 g/km.

All figures were determined in accordance with the EU test cycle and depend on the selected tyre format.


BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines boast agile dynamics with low fuel consumption and emission figures. This is guaranteed by the BMW EfficientDynamics technologies package with common rail direct injection, multistage turbocharging and variable turbine geometry.

Innovative BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, common rail direct injection and aluminium lightweight construction make it possible: The redeveloped four-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW X3 combines impressive performance with a further improvement in fuel economy and emissions, impresses with 140 kW (190hp) of power and 400 Nm of torque. The BMW X3 xDrive20d achieves a maximum speed of 210 km/h and covers the dash from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 s. Consumption and CO2 emissions remain extremely moderate: figures of 5.2 l/100 km and 138 g/km.

All figures were determined in accordance with the EU test cycle and depend on the selected tyre format.


The intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring outstanding traction at all times.

With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the vehicle remains directionally stable and on track. Split second response times allow xDrive to distribute drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip. In this way, xDrive combines the advantages of all-wheel drive – traction, directional stability and safety – with classic BMW agility.

A clear message even in difficult situations: xDrive Status shows the big picture. When driving over rough terrain, the driver has access to information relevant to off-road driving both on the instrument panel and in the central Control Display. In addition to an easily readable compass for orientation, the longitude and transverse slope of the vehicle as well as the current steering lock angle are also shown – not only numerically, but also with a graphic 3D display of the car itself.



Comfort Mode, ECO PRO Mode and Sport Mode.

Driving Experience Control lets the driver choose between the Comfort mode, for standard engine and transmission settings, the ECO PRO Mode, geared towards efficiency, and the Sport mode, which enables even more dynamic driving.

The fuel-efficient ECO PRO Mode intelligently adjusts the characteristics of the accelerator pedal and transmission, as well as the heating/air conditioning settings.

Efficiency with ECO PRO Mode.

The ECO PRO Mode reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. The "coasting" function (only available with Steptronic transmission), Route-Ahead Assistant and ECO PRO Route (only available with Navigation System Professional) further help to conserve fuel. The Route-Ahead Assistant uses the navigation system to assess local road conditions and give tips in advance. If there is a speed limit change around the next curve, the system advises the driver to slow down before turning.

ECO PRO Route.

ECO PRO Route also helps to ensure efficient use of fuel. It suggests an efficiency-optimised route that takes into account the volume of traffic, individual driving style and local conditions. The "coasting" function allows the vehicle to coast along the road at up to 160 km/h when the driver takes his or her foot from the gas without braking. In Sport mode, the car responds more directly, allowing for a sportier driving style.