Pros

  • All the Euro appeal you could ever want
  • Sporty driving experience, though a bit firm
  • Luxurious interior finish
  • Can be cheap on the used market

Cons

  • Don’t tend to hold their value very well
  • There’s a growing list of mechanical issues
  • Some interior components are showing excessive wear and tear

Verdict

There’s no doubting the F25 BMW X3 is fabulous to look at, luxurious to sit in and, despite being too firm for some, offers a great driving experience. Plus, if you’re powerless to the draw of wanting a Euro-badged SUV in your driveway, an X3 might just be the car...

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The BMW X3, a luxury compact SUV, saw a significant transformation in its Australian iteration between 2011 and 2017. This model was a favourite among Australians who favoured the blend of performance, luxury, and practicality it offered.

The X3’s second-generation, the F25, was introduced in Australia in 2011. Notable for being larger and more spacious than its predecessor, the F25 was widely acclaimed for its improved interior quality and enhanced ride comfort. Several engine options were available, encompassing both petrol and diesel variants and all models offered an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In 2014, the X3 underwent a mid-cycle refresh, often referred to by BMW as a “Life Cycle Impulse” or LCI. This update brought about subtle changes to the exterior, most notably revised front and rear bumpers, updated headlamps with optional LED technology, and redesigned tail lamps.

The cabin benefited from higher-quality materials and an improved infotainment system. There was also a notable inclusion of additional standard features, further pushing the X3’s luxury appeal.

The powertrains were optimised for better fuel efficiency and performance. Some models saw improvements in power outputs, while the range saw the introduction of new engine variants.

Post LCI, the X3 continued to maintain its popularity in the Australian market. BMW further refined some of the engine options, ensuring compliance with stricter emission norms and improving fuel efficiency, particularly in the diesel variants. The X3 also boasted excellent safety ratings, complemented by a suite of standard and optional driver assistance features.

BMW’s all-wheel-drive system, named xDrive,

The BMW X3, a luxury compact SUV, saw a significant transformation in its Australian iteration between 2011 and 2017. This model was a favourite among Australians who favoured the blend of performance, luxury, and practicality it offered.

The X3’s second-generation, the F25, was introduced in Australia in 2011. Notable for being larger and more spacious than its predecessor, the F25 was widely acclaimed for its improved interior quality and enhanced ride comfort. Several engine options were available, encompassing both petrol and diesel variants and all models offered an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In 2014, the X3 underwent a mid-cycle refresh, often referred to by BMW as a “Life Cycle Impulse” or LCI. This update brought about subtle changes to the exterior, most notably revised front and rear bumpers, updated headlamps with optional LED technology, and redesigned tail lamps.

The cabin benefited from higher-quality materials and an improved infotainment system. There was also a notable inclusion of additional standard features, further pushing the X3’s luxury appeal.

The powertrains were optimised for better fuel efficiency and performance. Some models saw improvements in power outputs, while the range saw the introduction of new engine variants.

Post LCI, the X3 continued to maintain its popularity in the Australian market. BMW further refined some of the engine options, ensuring compliance with stricter emission norms and improving fuel efficiency, particularly in the diesel variants. The X3 also boasted excellent safety ratings, complemented by a suite of standard and optional driver assistance features.

BMW’s all-wheel-drive system, named xDrive, was standard on most models, ensuring better traction in diverse driving conditions.

Across the board, the X3 delivered a spirited drive. Even the base models offered ample power, while the higher-end variants, particularly those with the ‘M’ badging, provided a more sporty, dynamic driving experience.

With a boot capacity of over 550 litres, the X3 was not just a luxury SUV but also a practical choice for families and those needing ample cargo space.

The X3 came equipped with the latest version of BMW’s iDrive system during this period, ensuring drivers had access to entertainment, navigation, and connectivity options at their fingertips.

Between 2011 and 2017, the Australian-delivered BMW X3 evolved both in terms of aesthetics and performance. Its mid-cycle LCI in 2014 further elevated its standing, ensuring it remained a strong competitor in the luxury compact SUV segment.

The BMW X3, a luxury compact SUV, saw a significant transformation in its Australian iteration between 2011 and 2017. This model was a favourite among Australians who favoured the blend of performance, luxury, and practicality it offered.

The X3’s second-generation, the F25, was introduced in Australia in 2011. Notable for being larger and more spacious than its predecessor, the F25 was widely acclaimed for its improved interior quality and enhanced ride comfort. Several engine options were available, encompassing both petrol and diesel variants and all models offered an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In 2014, the X3 underwent a mid-cycle refresh, often referred to by BMW as a “Life Cycle Impulse” or LCI. This update brought about subtle changes to the exterior, most notably revised front and rear bumpers, updated headlamps with optional LED technology, and redesigned tail lamps.

The cabin benefited from higher-quality materials and an improved infotainment system. There was also a notable inclusion of additional standard features, further pushing the X3’s luxury appeal.

The powertrains were optimised for better fuel efficiency and performance. Some models saw improvements in power outputs, while the range saw the introduction of new engine variants.

Post LCI, the X3 continued to maintain its popularity in the Australian market. BMW further refined some of the engine options, ensuring compliance with stricter emission norms and improving fuel efficiency, particularly in the diesel variants. The X3 also boasted excellent safety ratings, complemented by a suite of standard and optional driver assistance features.

BMW’s all-wheel-drive system, named xDrive, was standard on most models, ensuring better traction in diverse driving conditions.

Across the board, the X3 delivered a spirited drive. Even the base models offered ample power, while the higher-end variants, particularly those with the ‘M’ badging, provided a more sporty, dynamic driving experience.

With a boot capacity of over 550 litres, the X3 was not just a luxury SUV but also a practical choice for families and those needing ample cargo space.

The X3 came equipped with the latest version of BMW’s iDrive system during this period, ensuring drivers had access to entertainment, navigation, and connectivity options at their fingertips.

Between 2011 and 2017, the Australian-delivered BMW X3 evolved both in terms of aesthetics and performance. Its mid-cycle LCI in 2014 further elevated its standing, ensuring it remained a strong competitor in the luxury compact SUV segment.

Exterior: 

  • Many owners report issues with sunroof rattling and malfunctioning mechanisms.
  • Though not an issue exclusive to the X3, the drainage channels in the sunroof can get blocked, meaning water doesn’t drain away, which will then make its way into the cabin.
  • Thanks to a wide range of electrical issues, be on the lookout for malfunctioning window regulators, mirrors, and LED headlights.
  • Reports of the rearview camera housing breaking off.
  • The run flat tyres are reported to make the ride firm.

 

Interior:

  • Some owners complain about how quickly certain plastics and interior features show wear and tear.
  • There are many reports of infotainment shutdowns, though this can be fixed with a software upgrade.
  • There are reports of the centre console latch failing
  • Reports of the nav system malfunctioning and needing a factory reset at the dealer

 

Mechanically:

  • The N20 petrol engine suffers from expensive timing chain problems and has issues with its plastic valve cover and rubber gasket that lead to oil leaks and burning smells.
  • The N55 3.0L turbocharged straight-6 engine often have issues with boost and charge pipes detaching, primarily due to its design and excessive heat, as well as problems with valve covers, gaskets, electric water pumps, oil filter housing leaks, and early model high-pressure fuel pump and Vanos solenoid failures.
  • Owners have needed the EGR valves replaced.
  • Malfunctioning ABS sensors on wheels can trigger dashboard warning lights and put the car in limp mode, though typically easy to fix.
  • There are reports of clunking steering wheel noises, with some replacements proving ineffective; while BMW offers a fix, the advanced Servotronic steering variant can lead to costly repairs.
  • Many owners report transfer case issues in xDrive systems, often addressed under warranty or through simple fixes.
  • Turbo failures in used BMW F25 X3s can result from poor maintenance and improper handling, particularly irregular oil changes and not allowing the turbocharger to cool before shutting off the engine.
  • The BMW X3 F25 has rear differential issues, which can be avoided by changing the differential fluid and avoiding vehicles driven on rough terrain.

 

Recalls:

  • August 2016 – BMW F25 X3 & F26 X4 vehicles from 2010-2016, totaling 17,889 units, are affected by a fault where under specific conditions, ISOFIX brackets could break due to vibration stress, potentially heightening the risk of injury in case of an accident.
  • August 2018 – BMW X3 & X4 Series vehicles manufactured, 395 units affected, due to a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system, posing a hazard of extended brake pedal travel or even brake failure in extreme cases.
  • March 2022 – Software update issue in BMW X3, X4, and 5

Exterior: 

  • Many owners report issues with sunroof rattling and malfunctioning mechanisms.
  • Though not an issue exclusive to the X3, the drainage channels in the sunroof can get blocked, meaning water doesn’t drain away, which will then make its way into the cabin.
  • Thanks to a wide range of electrical issues, be on the lookout for malfunctioning window regulators, mirrors, and LED headlights.
  • Reports of the rearview camera housing breaking off.
  • The run flat tyres are reported to make the ride firm.

 

Interior:

  • Some owners complain about how quickly certain plastics and interior features show wear and tear.
  • There are many reports of infotainment shutdowns, though this can be fixed with a software upgrade.
  • There are reports of the centre console latch failing
  • Reports of the nav system malfunctioning and needing a factory reset at the dealer

 

Mechanically:

  • The N20 petrol engine suffers from expensive timing chain problems and has issues with its plastic valve cover and rubber gasket that lead to oil leaks and burning smells.
  • The N55 3.0L turbocharged straight-6 engine often have issues with boost and charge pipes detaching, primarily due to its design and excessive heat, as well as problems with valve covers, gaskets, electric water pumps, oil filter housing leaks, and early model high-pressure fuel pump and Vanos solenoid failures.
  • Owners have needed the EGR valves replaced.
  • Malfunctioning ABS sensors on wheels can trigger dashboard warning lights and put the car in limp mode, though typically easy to fix.
  • There are reports of clunking steering wheel noises, with some replacements proving ineffective; while BMW offers a fix, the advanced Servotronic steering variant can lead to costly repairs.
  • Many owners report transfer case issues in xDrive systems, often addressed under warranty or through simple fixes.
  • Turbo failures in used BMW F25 X3s can result from poor maintenance and improper handling, particularly irregular oil changes and not allowing the turbocharger to cool before shutting off the engine.
  • The BMW X3 F25 has rear differential issues, which can be avoided by changing the differential fluid and avoiding vehicles driven on rough terrain.

 

Recalls:

  • August 2016 – BMW F25 X3 & F26 X4 vehicles from 2010-2016, totaling 17,889 units, are affected by a fault where under specific conditions, ISOFIX brackets could break due to vibration stress, potentially heightening the risk of injury in case of an accident.
  • August 2018 – BMW X3 & X4 Series vehicles manufactured, 395 units affected, due to a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system, posing a hazard of extended brake pedal travel or even brake failure in extreme cases.
  • March 2022 – Software update issue in BMW X3, X4, and 5 Series vehicles from 2016 to 2020, affecting 107 units, may cause engine failure while driving, posing an accident risk and potential harm to occupants and others on the road.

Exterior: 

  • Many owners report issues with sunroof rattling and malfunctioning mechanisms.
  • Though not an issue exclusive to the X3, the drainage channels in the sunroof can get blocked, meaning water doesn’t drain away, which will then make its way into the cabin.
  • Thanks to a wide range of electrical issues, be on the lookout for malfunctioning window regulators, mirrors, and LED headlights.
  • Reports of the rearview camera housing breaking off.
  • The run flat tyres are reported to make the ride firm.

 

Interior:

  • Some owners complain about how quickly certain plastics and interior features show wear and tear.
  • There are many reports of infotainment shutdowns, though this can be fixed with a software upgrade.
  • There are reports of the centre console latch failing
  • Reports of the nav system malfunctioning and needing a factory reset at the dealer

 

Mechanically:

  • The N20 petrol engine suffers from expensive timing chain problems and has issues with its plastic valve cover and rubber gasket that lead to oil leaks and burning smells.
  • The N55 3.0L turbocharged straight-6 engine often have issues with boost and charge pipes detaching, primarily due to its design and excessive heat, as well as problems with valve covers, gaskets, electric water pumps, oil filter housing leaks, and early model high-pressure fuel pump and Vanos solenoid failures.
  • Owners have needed the EGR valves replaced.
  • Malfunctioning ABS sensors on wheels can trigger dashboard warning lights and put the car in limp mode, though typically easy to fix.
  • There are reports of clunking steering wheel noises, with some replacements proving ineffective; while BMW offers a fix, the advanced Servotronic steering variant can lead to costly repairs.
  • Many owners report transfer case issues in xDrive systems, often addressed under warranty or through simple fixes.
  • Turbo failures in used BMW F25 X3s can result from poor maintenance and improper handling, particularly irregular oil changes and not allowing the turbocharger to cool before shutting off the engine.
  • The BMW X3 F25 has rear differential issues, which can be avoided by changing the differential fluid and avoiding vehicles driven on rough terrain.

 

Recalls:

  • August 2016 – BMW F25 X3 & F26 X4 vehicles from 2010-2016, totaling 17,889 units, are affected by a fault where under specific conditions, ISOFIX brackets could break due to vibration stress, potentially heightening the risk of injury in case of an accident.
  • August 2018 – BMW X3 & X4 Series vehicles manufactured, 395 units affected, due to a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system, posing a hazard of extended brake pedal travel or even brake failure in extreme cases.
  • March 2022 – Software update issue in BMW X3, X4, and 5 Series vehicles from 2016 to 2020, affecting 107 units, may cause engine failure while driving, posing an accident risk and potential harm to occupants and others on the road.

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engines

  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i, xDrive28i)

Power

  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 180kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 140kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Torque

  • 380Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 310Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 560Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 270Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 350Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Transmissions

  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (xDrive28i, xDrive30d)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 9L / 100km

Length

  • 4648mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1881mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1675mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2810mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

  • 1652 – 1772kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

  • 1705 – 1800kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked), 2000kg – 2400kg (braked) – depending on variant

ANCAP Ratings

  • 5 stars

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engines

  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i, xDrive28i)

Power

  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 180kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 140kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Torque

  • 380Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 310Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 560Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 270Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 350Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Transmissions

  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (xDrive28i, xDrive30d)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 9L / 100km

Length

  • 4648mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1881mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1675mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2810mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

  • 1652 – 1772kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

  • 1705 – 1800kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked), 2000kg – 2400kg (braked) – depending on variant

ANCAP Ratings

  • 5 stars

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engines

  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i, xDrive28i)

Power

  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 190kW – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 135kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 180kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 140kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Torque

  • 380Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)
  • 310Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder aspirated petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 560Nm – 3.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive30d)
  • 270Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive20i)
  • 350Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (xDrive28i)
  • 400Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel (xDrive20d)

Transmissions

  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (xDrive28i, xDrive30d)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 9L / 100km

Length

  • 4648mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1881mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1675mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2810mm (5 door Wagon)

Tare Mass

  • 1652 – 1772kg (5 door Wagon)

Kerb Weight

  • 1705 – 1800kg (5 door Wagon)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked), 2000kg – 2400kg (braked) – depending on variant

ANCAP Ratings

  • 5 stars

Warranty

  • 3 years / unlimited km

Service Intervals

  • Not available

Model range, pricing & features

2011-2017 BMW X3 6

xDrive20i

Price when new: $59,000 - $63,800

Price used: $10,200 - $37,800

Equipment

12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
17″ Alloy Wheels
6 Speaker Stereo
ABS (Antilock Brakes)
Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone
Air Conditioning – Sensor for Solar/Sun
Airbag – Driver
Airbag – Passenger
Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
Audio – Input for iPod
Audio – MP3 Decoder
Bluetooth System
Brake Assist
Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
Brakes – Regenerative
Camera – Rear Vision
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
Chrome Grille Surround
Control – Corner Braking
Control – Electronic Stability
Control – Hill Descent
Control – Park Distance Front
Control – Park Distance Rear
Control – Traction
Cruise Control – with Brake Function (limiter)
Cup Holders – 1st Row
Cup Holders – 2nd Row
Daytime Running Lamps
Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
Driving Mode – Selectable
Engine – Stop Start System (When at idle)
Engine Immobiliser
First Aid Kit
Fog Lamps – Front
Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
Headrests – Active 1st Row (Front)
Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
Leather Steering Wheel
Lock Nuts
Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
Multi-function Control Screen
Multi-function Steering Wheel
On-board Computer
Park Brake – Electric
Power Door Mirrors – Heated
Power Steering – Electric Assist
Power Steering – Speed Sensitive
Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
Remote Fuel Lid Release
Roof Rails
Seatback Pockets – 1st Row (Front) seats
Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
Starter Button
Steering Wheel – Sports
Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
Tool Kit
Tyre Pressure Sensor
Tyres – Runflat

MY12 update

Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
Body Colour – Bumpers
Body Colour – Door Handles
Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
CD Player
Cargo Tie-down Rails
Clear Side Indicator Lenses
Data Dots – Part Identifiers
Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control)
Driving Lamps
EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Headlamps – Electric Level Adjustment
Headlamps – See me home
Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
Headrests – Integrated 2nd Row
Hill Holder
Intermittent Wipers – Variable
Power Windows – Front & Rear
Rear Wiper/Washer
Remote Boot/Hatch Release
Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
Spoiler – Rear Roof Mounted
Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger
Tacho

MY13 update

Air Conditioning – Charcoal Filter (Odour Reducer)
Air Conditioning – Rear
Floor Mats
Leather Look – Seats

MY13.5 update

18″ Alloy Wheels
Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory
Electric Seats – 1st Row (Front)
GPS (Satellite Navigation)
Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
Power – Boot/Tailgate

MY15 update

Daytime Running Lamps – LED
Fog Lamp/s – Rear
Footwell Lamps – Front
Footwell Lamps – Rear
Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel
Gloss Finish Inserts
Headlamp – Auto Dipping
Headlamp Washers
Headlamps – Bi-Xenon (for low & high beam)
Map/Reading Lamps – for 2nd Row
Metallic Finish Front Grille
Starter Button – Key/Fob Proximity
Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Dual
Voice Recognition
Radio – Digital (DAB+)
Smart Device App Display/Control
Speed Zone Reminder – Road Sign Recognition

xDrive20d

Price when new: $62,200 - $67,800

Price used: $9,800 - $38,800

Adds:

Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
Automatic Brake Differential
Cargo Area – Organiser/Shelving/Divider
Cruise Control
Flares
Heat Insulated – Side Windows
Heated Washer Jets
Independent Front Suspension
Independent Rear Suspension
Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
Seat – Height Adjustable Passenger
Seatbelt – Load Limiters 2nd Row(Rear Outer seats)
Seatbelt – Pretensioners 2nd Row(Rear Outer seats)
Ski Bag
Spare Wheel – Space Saver/Temporary

xDrive28i

Price when new: $71,900 - $74,600

Price used: $11,500 - $40,400

Adds:

Leather – Armrest Front
Leather Gear Knob
Leather Seats
Scuff Plates (on door sills)

MY13.5 update

Camera – Front Vision
Camera – Side Vision
Inbuilt Harddisk Drive
Metallic Finish Window Surrounds – Exterior
Navigation System – Advanced Functionality
Power Door Mirrors – Anti Glare
Power Door Mirrors – Folding
Seat – Driver with Electric Lumbar
Seat – Passenger with Electric Lumbar

MY15 update

Chrome Grille
Electric Seat – Passenger
Exhaust – Stainless Steel Dual System
Leather Trim (Incl. Seats, inserts)
19″ Alloy Wheels
9 Speaker Stereo
Camera – Front Vision x2
Colour Display Screen – Front Twin View L & R
Leather Gear Boot/ Gaiter

xDrive30d

Price when new: $74,900 - $81,000

Price used: $12,100 - $48,000

Adds:

Scuff Plates – Embossed or personalised

There’s no doubting the F25 BMW X3 is fabulous to look at, luxurious to sit in and, despite being too firm for some, offers a great driving experience. Plus, if you’re powerless to the draw of wanting a Euro-badged SUV in your driveway, an X3 might just be the car for you.

But, don’t be fooled into thinking that buying a German car is a one-way ticket to automotive nirvana. The term “German-build quality” is nothing short of a marketing buzz term.

Of course, it’s important to say that not all BMW X3s will have all or even some of the issues listed above, there will be plenty of X3s out there that won’t give you any more grief than any other car, but the list of potential issues is difficult to ignore. Given the X3 was sold with a 3-year warranty, short by today’s standards, there won’t be any on the market with factory support, meaning it’ll be you who’s on the hook for repairs should anything go wrong.

Combine this with the premium you’ll pay on parts and labour, the financial burden of the F25 X3 is going to weigh heavier should you get one that’s prone to problems. Even day-to-day, everything associated with the X3 will come with a premium. Tyres, brakes, insurance, and other consumables need to be high quality to get the most out of the X3, so expect to pay for it.

For this reason, if you’re absolutely compelled to have an F24 BMW

There’s no doubting the F25 BMW X3 is fabulous to look at, luxurious to sit in and, despite being too firm for some, offers a great driving experience. Plus, if you’re powerless to the draw of wanting a Euro-badged SUV in your driveway, an X3 might just be the car for you.

But, don’t be fooled into thinking that buying a German car is a one-way ticket to automotive nirvana. The term “German-build quality” is nothing short of a marketing buzz term.

Of course, it’s important to say that not all BMW X3s will have all or even some of the issues listed above, there will be plenty of X3s out there that won’t give you any more grief than any other car, but the list of potential issues is difficult to ignore. Given the X3 was sold with a 3-year warranty, short by today’s standards, there won’t be any on the market with factory support, meaning it’ll be you who’s on the hook for repairs should anything go wrong.

Combine this with the premium you’ll pay on parts and labour, the financial burden of the F25 X3 is going to weigh heavier should you get one that’s prone to problems. Even day-to-day, everything associated with the X3 will come with a premium. Tyres, brakes, insurance, and other consumables need to be high quality to get the most out of the X3, so expect to pay for it.

For this reason, if you’re absolutely compelled to have an F24 BMW X3 in your life, get the newest, lowest kilometre one you can find, and spend the few hundred dollars to get a pre-purchase and a history report, doing so might save you thousands down the line.

There’s no doubting the F25 BMW X3 is fabulous to look at, luxurious to sit in and, despite being too firm for some, offers a great driving experience. Plus, if you’re powerless to the draw of wanting a Euro-badged SUV in your driveway, an X3 might just be the car for you.

But, don’t be fooled into thinking that buying a German car is a one-way ticket to automotive nirvana. The term “German-build quality” is nothing short of a marketing buzz term.

Of course, it’s important to say that not all BMW X3s will have all or even some of the issues listed above, there will be plenty of X3s out there that won’t give you any more grief than any other car, but the list of potential issues is difficult to ignore. Given the X3 was sold with a 3-year warranty, short by today’s standards, there won’t be any on the market with factory support, meaning it’ll be you who’s on the hook for repairs should anything go wrong.

Combine this with the premium you’ll pay on parts and labour, the financial burden of the F25 X3 is going to weigh heavier should you get one that’s prone to problems. Even day-to-day, everything associated with the X3 will come with a premium. Tyres, brakes, insurance, and other consumables need to be high quality to get the most out of the X3, so expect to pay for it.

For this reason, if you’re absolutely compelled to have an F24 BMW X3 in your life, get the newest, lowest kilometre one you can find, and spend the few hundred dollars to get a pre-purchase and a history report, doing so might save you thousands down the line.

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Please note that pricing information is subject to fluctuations in the automotive market.

Information correct as of August 28, 2023

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