2021 BMW X3 MChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Ride quality
- Refined four-cylinder engine
- Front-seat comfort
- Apple CarPlay integration
- Highly customizable
- Backseat comfort
- Numb steering
- Modest cargo room
- Less expensive X1 nearly as nice
More active safety features, Android Auto now standard
Five-seat compact luxury SUV
Choice of turbocharged engines
Rear- or all-wheel drive
Plug-in hybrid and performance X3 M versions available
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What Is the 2021 BMW X3?
The BMW X3 is a five-seat compact luxury SUV. It’s offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, and power comes from a standard 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Available powertrains are a 288-hp plug-in hybrid; 382-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six; and 473-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six for the X3 M. All X3s have an eight-speed automatic transmission, and competitors include the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Volvo XC60.
What’s New on the 2021 BMW X3?
Android Auto smartphone connectivity joins Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio is also now standard. Newly standard active safety features include blind spot warning and lane departure warning.
What Features in the 2021 BMW X3 Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Forward collision warning
- Low-speed automatic emergency braking
- Navigation with a 10.25-inch touchscreen
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
- Power liftgate
Available features include:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Panoramic moonroof
- Wireless device charging
- Harman Kardon surround-sound system
- 360-degree camera system
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
Should I Buy the 2021 BMW X3?
The BMW X3 rides well and has a refined base four-cylinder engine, but it suffers from numb steering and modest cargo room. If you’re considering an X3, we’d recommend taking a look at BMW’s less expensive X1, too. It’s nearly as nice and has a roomy interior.
Very clean and smooth car!
Plenty of space. Smooth when driving on the road with pot holes etc. The panorama roof is very nice to have as it opens up the inside of the car and let’s so much better light in. Creates more space. Read full review
Sporty and functional
Perfect cargo size and no sacrifice in performance. I'm 6'2" and don't feel cramped. M40i engine and suspension make this a fun car to drive. Love the blue color! Read full review
The 2021 BMW X3 M currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2021 BMW X3 M has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
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