BMW X3 | xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto


BMW X3 xDrive X3 M Competition 5dr Step Auto
PersonalLease
£809.86Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£674.88Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£7,288.70 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£6,073.92 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels
21" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
  • Rear wiper
  • Windscreen wipers with adjustable interval
BRAKES
  • ADB - Automatic Differential Brake
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking pre-tensioning
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • M Compound perforated brakes
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front floor mats in velour
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive M suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active Guard
  • Attentiveness assist
  • BMW remote services
  • Cruise control with brake function speed limiter
  • Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
  • Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
  • Parking assistant with ultrasound based assistance system, reversing assistant, lateral parking aid and rear view camera
  • Reversing assist camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Auto start-stop
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Condition based service
  • Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screen
  • Digital cockpit with speedometer with mph readout,M Specific appearance with model designation and tachometer,fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
  • Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
  • M Gear selector
  • Navigation system - BMW Professional multimedia with Hard disc drive (HDD) and 10.25" touch display
  • Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
  • On board computer - average speed fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Automatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium carbon trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight
  • Black Sensatec instrument panel with grey contrasting seam
  • Sensatec dashboard
ENGINE
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
  • Lightweight engineering
ENTERTAINMENT
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB tuner
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black finish on B pillars
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour roof mouldings
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • High gloss black exterior air inlets, mirror caps and air breather
  • High gloss black shadow line roof rails
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • M Competition bodystyling
  • M Double slat kidney grilles in High Gloss Black with black slats
  • M Exhaust tailpipes - Quad, round, split left and right with high gloss black finisher 90mm
  • M Sport exhaust system
  • Metallic paint
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Visible VIN plate
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • BMW Icon adaptive LED headlights with low and high beam headlights in Bi-LED, LED daytime running lights in corona ring style and LED Indicators
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • High beam assistant
  • High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
  • LED tail lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in centre console
  • 4 lashing points to secure luggage
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Foldable boot floor with storage compartment
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear bottle holders integrated into door trim storage compartments
  • Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Full Merino leather upholstery
  • High gloss black front door sill finishers with X3/X4 M competition designation
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • M Gear knob
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Parcel shelf removeable and storable under boot floor
  • Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear seat centre armrest with two cupholders
  • Storage compartment in rear centre console
  • Through load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seat
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lighting
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Welcome lighting
PACKS
  • Driving assistant pack - X3 M
SAFETY
  • Active protection
  • Airbags - Front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain head protection, front side, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash Sensor - activation of airbags
  • Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
  • Deactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crash
  • Dynamic safety
  • Passive protection for pedestrians
  • Seatbelt security check for front seats
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seatbelts to all seats with front and outer rear pyrotechnic belt tensioners and seat belt force limiters
  • Twin horns
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory
  • Lumbar support
  • M seats with illuminated M logo in headrests
  • Three rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control including integrated key with M specific design
  • Remote control including two integrated key - one button for open/close all lockable content, windows and separate button for open luggage compartment
TRANSMISSION
  • Eight speed M Steptronic transmission with drivelogic
  • M Sport differential
  • Performance Control
  • Sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 21" V spoke M light alloy wheels in bicolour black with mixed tyres - style 765M
WHEELS - SPARE
  • BMW Mobility Kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 239
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 84
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2993
  • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Codes: S58B30T0
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 90
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: X3 M Competition
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 510
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.1
  • BHP: 510
  • Engine Power KW: 375
  • Engine Power RPM: 5950
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 443
  • Engine Torque MKG: 61.2
  • Engine Torque NM: 600
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2600
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 255/40 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear: 265/40 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: V SPOKE STYLE 765
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1669
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4726
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.6
  • Wheelbase: 2864
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1897
  • Width (including mirrors): 2138
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 550
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 65
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2500
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1600
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1970
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 530

Reviews

BMW X3 THREE MARKET ECONOMY (80/100)

The third generation BMW X3 is a premium mid-sized SUV with some very strong competition. Just as well then, that the Munich maker has delivered a very strong package. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

BMW's third generation X3 is a premium mid-sized SUV that's a larger, plusher and more powerfully efficient choice than its predecessor, stacking up impressively against prestigiously-badged alternatives from Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar and Volvo in this sector. Like its rivals, dynamically targeted almost exclusively towards on-road use, it's another example of just how car-like a model of this kind can be.

Background

It isn't often that BMW gets it wrong - and even when it does, it usually still manages to turn a profit. Their original X3 compact SUV was a case in point, launched in 2004 to more affordably extend the reach of this Bavarian brand's road-biased SUV model range following the success of the larger all-conquering X5. But early X3s felt cheap, rode poorly and, even by the modest tarmac-orientated standards of the class, were woefully short of any kind of off-road ability. The second generation version, launched in 2010, was much better, but - in this country at least - it still lagged behind its arch-rival Audi's Q5, in terms of perceived desirability. Much has changed since 2010 of course. BMW launched a second generation X1 model in late 2015 that trod uncomfortably on the toes of lower X3 derivatives. And the X3's task was made even harder by the launch in 2016 of a Mercedes entrant (the GLC) in the mid-sized premium-badged SUV segment and the introduction of a second generation Audi Q5 model in early 2017, to join other key rivals like Volvo's XC60, Jaguar's F-PACE, Alfa Romeo's Stelvio and the Lexus NX. It all means that the X3 needs to re-assert itself. Can this third generation model do just that?

Driving Experience

You might think that sandwiched between the X1 and the X5, the X3 wouldn't have to spread its talents too broadly, but such is the span of rivals of this size that this third generation X3 needs to cater for quite different customer expectations in the compact luxury SUV segment. If those expectations extend towards a dynamic driving experience, then the X3 comes well prepared. With ideal 50:50 weight distribution, a finely honed chassis and xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive, linked to Dynamic Stability Control, this SUV proudly shows off the handling characteristics for which the Munich maker is renowned. To further improve dynamics, the car is now lighter and rear bias of BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system has been increased. As for engines, well as before, most buyers will choose a diesel, probably the 190bhp 2.0-litre xDrive 20d variant. There's also a 265bhp straight-six xDrive30d diesel derivative. And a potent 326hp M40d variant. BMW thinks that petrol power will get more of a take-up this time round, so is offering an entry-level xDrive 20i version, plus there's a range-topping 360bhp X3 M40i variant to take on rivals like Audi's SQ5. As usual with the brand, there's an optional Dynamic Damper Control system, optional Variable sport steering and an optional sports braking set-up. BMW also boasts that a fording depth of 500 millimetres gives this SUV decent off road ability too. Across the range, 8-speed auto transmission is standard.

Design and Build

The exterior dimensions of this third generation X3 are largely unchanged, but its five-centimetre-longer wheelbase, long bonnet and short front overhang emphasise its 50:50 weight distribution between front and rear axle. At the front, the chunky three-dimensional kidney grille and LED fog lamps feature a hexagonal design for the first time on a BMW X model. Moving to the rear, the three-dimensional LED light clusters, downward-sloping roof spoiler and twin exhaust pipes further enhance the appearance.The interior of the this X3 follows BMW tradition with a driver-focused and ergonomically designed cockpit. Hexagonal forms and precise, bevelled edges are a distinct design theme. The material quality and fit and finish are of a class above what you'd expect for a mid-range SAV, as you'd expect from a BMW, while it is also impressively functional, with more cabin stowage compared to its predecessor.To further improve comfort in the rear compartment, the angle of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests can be adjusted individually and through various stages thanks to the optional rear comfort seat. This feature also allows the backrests to be released remotely from the load compartment, which expands the standard load capacity of 550-litres to 1,600-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing has risen a bit this time round, presumably to give the only slightly smaller BMW X1 SUV slightly more elbow room. The figures start at around £38,000 and rise to around £52,500 for the top M40d model. All variants come with xDrive 4WD and 8-speed auto transmission. Whichever variant you select, it'll be easy to spend more than you budgeted or, thanks to a wider range of tempting options. Optional perforated leather climate seats will be popular, perhaps fitted out with active seat ventilation. Another option is a generously sized panoramic glass roof, while optional acoustic front side windows will complement the standard acoustic windscreen glazing to help create even lower noise levels in the cabin. In basic specification, the X3 now has 18-inch light-alloy wheels (it had 17-inchers previously), while wheels up to 21-inches in diameter are available depending on the specification and engine variant. A nice touch this time round is the optional BMW Display Key - like the one found on the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series. The Display Key offers a series of additional features, keeping the driver informed of fuel levels and any service or maintenance work due, and letting them know that the windows and sunroof are closed. Plus, it can also be used to operate the optional auxiliary heating.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect from a current BMW, emissions are low and fuel economy is excellent. To give you an idea of how far we've come, when the MK1 X3 was first launched in the UK in 2004, its 3.0-litre engine made 231bhp and emitted 293g/km of carbon dioxide. The benefit of a decade's engineering is evident in the fact that today's M40i flagship variant develops 360bhp and emits just 188g/km - the combined cycle fuel figure is 34.5mpg. As for the diesel variants, well today's 265bhp xDrive30d model will get 49.6mpg from a gallon of fuel and 149g/km of CO2, which is impressive for a six cylinder diesel SUV. Go for the entry-level X3 sDrive20d and you'll see 56.5mpg and emit 132g/km. As usual with the brand, there's a 'Driving Experience Control' set-up that lets you switch between drive modes, one of which is 'ECO PRO', a setting that focuses all of the car's systems on achieving ultimate frugality. An overall weight reduction of 55kgs and sleeker aerodynamics also help here, this X3 boasting a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.29Cd. This has been achieved thanks to aerodynamic enhancements including a roof spoiler with aero edges at the sides and an 'Active Air Stream' system, which regulates the flow of cooling air for the engine, brakes and air conditioning.

Summary

This X3 has come of age in third generation guise. If it struggles to match the profitability of its predecessor, then that'll be because competition in the premium mid-sized SUV sector is so much tougher these days. This model is, after all, an immeasurable improvement over the MK2 version in every possible way. Even the best of this car's prestige rivals can't match this one's hugely impressive blend of handling and efficiency. It feels up-market, it rides impressively and, thank goodness, on-tarmac, it drives just as a BMW should. All of which means that buyers in this sector who can afford the asking price should find that this X3 adds up very nicely indeed. Assuming that they don't prioritise off road ability of course: few will. A vehicle this good ought to speak for itself. Try one and we think you'll find that it does.

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