BMW X3 has an air of confidence

By Al Qalam Reporter

Around the world there is great demand for SUVs and SA is no exception. When it comes to BMWs over 30% of cars that leave a showroom is an X. So, it’s clear that the X3 is a good seller.

It’s also worth noting that this is an increasingly competitive market. Opposition includes the Audi Q5 (known for its refinement, the Mercedes GLC (known for its comfort) the Jaguar F-Pace (known for handling and space), and the Porsche Macan (known for all-round chassis excellence). The X3 may not be in Velar territory but it’s not too far off if you add the bells and whistles.

There’s always an air of confidence when a new X3 hits the market, and it’s no different this time. Road holding, as expected, is great on the X3 and the grip is amazing too. Around the city, the X3 feels sophisticated and performs beautifully. This is not a truly off road vehicle and I’d venture to say it doesn’t cope seamlessly on rough terrain.

The interior is superb and similar to the X5. The rear seats are available in a standard 40:20:40 split/folding configuration. The boot capacity is 550 litres and increases to 1600 litres with the back seats down. 

The cabin has an air of refinement that one has come to expect from BMW.

BMW’s infotainment system iDrive controller is now standard on the X3, if you specify the navigation system professional it adds an easy to use touch screen and gesture control. 

Prices
Standard Model
8-speed Automatic Transmition 
X3 xDrive 20d – R683 200
X3 xDrive 30i – R739 800
x3 xDrive 30d – R868 300

8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission Steptronic
X3 xDrive 30i – R742 800
x3 xDrive 30d – R871 300
x3 M40i – R991 100

xLine
8-speed Automatic Transmition Steptronic
X3 xDrive 20d – R716 400
X3 xDrive 30i – R772 000
x3 xDrive 30d – R892 900

8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission Steptronic
X3 xDrive 30i – R775 000
x3 xDrive 30d – R895 900

Luxury Line
8-speed Automatic Transmition Steptronic
X3 xDrive 20d – R722 300
X3 xDrive 30i – R777 900
x3 xDrive 30d – R892 900

8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission Steptronic
X3 xDrive 30i – R780 900
x3 xDrive 30d – R895 900

M Sport Package
8-speed Automatic Transmition Steptronic
X3 xDrive 20d – R735 300
X3 xDrive 30i – R798 100
x3 xDrive 30d – R918 100

8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission Steptronic
X3 xDrive 30i – R801 100
x3 xDrive 30d – R921 100

 

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