2021 BMW X3 Pricing and Specs

Get all the details about the compact luxury crossover here.

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Pricing

  • BMW X3 sDrive30i, $43,000 (RWD)
  • BMW X3 xDrive30i, $45,000 (AWD)
  • BMW X3 xDrive30e, $50,000 (AWD)
  • BMW X3 M40i, $57,000 (AWD)
  • BMW X3 M, $70,000 (AWD)

If you are looking for a more accurate idea of pricing, then you can build and price your own crossover at the official BMW X3 website. It’s also a good idea to check out the BMW offers page to see what kind of deals and incentives are available.

Description

The 2021 BMW X3 is a sporty, luxury crossover with seating for up to five passengers. The current generation was introduced for the 2018 model year and now has performance M trims and a plug-in hybrid.

This year’s changes include the addition of Android Auto availability alongside the existing Apple CarPlay. There’s also new standard safety with both blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning standard across the X3 lineup.

The infotainment system has a 10.25-inch touchscreen and there’s a choice of rear-wheel drive (RWD or “sDrive”) or all-wheel drive (AWD or “xDrive”) with three available powertrains.

Read our 2021 BMW X3 review here.

2021 BMW X3

Engines

The 2021 BMW X3 is available with three gas engines and one hybrid powertrain. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup. 

The base engine is a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-4 (248 hp/ 258 lb-ft of torque). It’s found on the rear-wheel sDrive30i and all-wheel drive xDrive30i.

The M40i has a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 (382 hp/368 lb-ft of torque). This trim is all-wheel drive only.

The M gets a more powerful version of the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 (473 hp/442 lb-ft of torque) and is also all-wheel drive only. An available Competition Package on this trim increases the horsepower while torque remains the same (503 hp/442 lb-ft of torque).

The xDrive30e is an all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid that combines the 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-4 with an integrated electric motor (288 hp/258 lb-ft of torque combined).

If you want further details on BMW X3 engine options, you can find a side-by-side comparison in the official brochure or at the BMS X3 specifications page.

2021 BMW X3

Fuel Economy

The BMW X3 has a range of fuel economy figures depending on the powertrain and whether it’s equipped with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Below are the EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for each of the BMW X3’s configurations listed as city/highway/combined.

2.0-liter inline-4

  • RWD 25/29/27
  • AWD 23/29/25

3.0-liter inline-6 (M40i trim)

  • AWD 21/27/23

3.0 liter inline-6 (M trim)

  • AWD 14/19/16

2.0-liter inline-4 hybrid

  • AWD 60 MPGe combined
2021 BMW X3

Safety

The 2021 BMW X3 received a top rating of “Good” in all Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. It was marked down only for its headlights, which were given a Marginal rating in select trims and for the ease of use of its LATCH system for securing child seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also gave its top rating of five stars in crash tests. Note that NHTSA did not rate the hybrid or M trims

Standard safety on the X3 includes Active Driving Assistant with front collision warning, active blind spot detection, and lane departure warning. There is also front and rear park distance control to help avoid obstacles maneuvering in tight spaces. Available features include a 3D surround view camera and parking assistant plus.

You can find more information about standard and available safety features on the official BMW X3 page.

2021 BMW X3

Dimensions

The BMW X3 has a wheelbase of 112.8 inches in all trims. The sDrive30i and xDrive30i measure 185.9 inches long, 74.4 inches wide, and 66.0 inches tall. There’s 28.7 cubic feet for cargo behind the rear seats and 62.7 cubic feet behind the front seats.

The M40i is slightly longer coming in at 186.1 inches, but all other measurements remain the same.

The xDrive30e comes in with less cargo space than the other trims. It has 27.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 59.4 cubic feet behind the front seats.

The M measures 186.2 inches long, 74.7 inches wide, and 65.7 inches tall. It has 29.0 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 62.7 cubic feet behind the front seats.

You can get more detailed information on the official specifications page.

2021 BMW X3

Standard Equipment

BMW X3 sDrive30i features:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • 5.7-inch analog instrument cluster
  • 12-speaker audio
  • 10-way power front seats
  • 3-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tailgate
  • Active Driving Assistant

BMW X3 xDrive30i adds:

  • All-wheel drive

BMW X3 xDrive30e adds:

  • Android Auto compatibility
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Hybrid powertrain
  • BMW eDrive Services

BMW X3 M40i adds:

  • 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
  • M Sport brakes with blue calipers
  • M Sport suspension
  • M Sport steering wheel
  • Performance control
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • 14-way power front sport seats
  • Panoramic moonroof

BMW X3 M adds:

  • 473-horspower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
  • M-specific instrument cluster
  • 4WD Sport Mode
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Quad exhausts
  • Unique front and rear fascias

You can see a side-by-side comparison of each trim with what’s included and available at every level by downloading the official brochure or visiting the official BMW X3 page.

2021 BMW X3

Servicing and Warranty

The BMW X3 requires service every 10,000 miles. Initial service includes basic items like oil and oil filter changes with later services adding air filters, spark plugs, and belt replacements as needed. Pricing varies depending on your local dealership.

The 2021 BMW X3 features a new vehicle limited warranty of 48 months/50,000 miles, rust perforation coverage of 144 months/unlimited miles, roadside assistance coverage of 48 months/unlimited miles, and scheduled maintenance coverage of 36 months/36,000 miles.

If you’re interested in a test drive, you can find your local BMW showroom here.

2021 BMW X3

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