BMW X3, a mid-size SUV for any horizon

Published on 24th June 2024 at 13:03

This new 2024 BMW X3 is the fourth generation Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and 
as could be assumed carries its heritage into this new era of electrification, artificial 
intelligence, high quality materials and being a BMW, the prospect of a great on-road 
driving relationship. 
The new BMW X3 will be built at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg (USA) and Plant 
Rosslyn (South Africa) and will be priced from €69,410, the first BMW X3 customer 
deliveries starting in the fourth quarter of 2024.



Power * ( 
Torque *   (N 
CO 2   
ns * 
Combined * (W 
Range * (WL 
TP) (km)
ng OTR 
208330172 – 
6.3 – 5.7-€72,190
197400171 – 
5.4 – 4.8-€74,54 
29945026 – 210.9 – 0.780-90€69,410
398580189 – 
6.9 – 6.4-€103,4 

*All figures relating to performance, consumption, electric range and emissions are provisional. All the stated technical data including fuel consumption and emissions 
figures relate to the offering in the German market. Dimensions and measurements refer to vehicles with basic configuration in Germany. These may vary depending on 
the wheel/tyre size and items of optional equipment selected. **Electronically limited.

This new BMW X3 is 34 millimetres longer than its predecessor at 4,755 millimetres, 
while width has increased by 29 millimetres to 1,920 millimetres. With the 
25millimetre drop in vehicle height to 1,660 millimetres and the wider tracks, the 
2024 X3 exudes a look of power and sporty. 
Kidney Grill & LED Headlights 
The now familiar large BMW kidney grille identifies the X3 in any car park. There is 
a new structure for the grille interior, comprising vertically and diagonally arranged 
bars, with BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting forming a continuous line around each 
element of the grille and is fitted as standard on the M50 model and optionally 
available across the wider range. 
The daytime driving lights, side lights and turn signal indicators in the LED 
headlights are now all produced by L-shaped, overlapping light sources. Adaptive 
LED Headlights with non-dazzling matrix high beam, urban light and cornering light 

functions, plus blue design detailing are optionally available, as are M Shadowline 
Bold side skirts, a roofline that extends deep into the rear end prominently flared 
wheel arches create the impression of width at the rear. The flush-mounted rear 
window is bordered by a long roof spoiler and the adjoining side air deflectors. All 
model variants aside from the BMW X3 M50 xDrive come with exhaust tailpipes 
integrated out of sight in the rear apron. 
Owners have a choice of one solid and eight metallic shades for the exterior 
the paintwork of the new BMW X3, including the new Dune Grey metallic finish. Models 
produced at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg will additionally be available with 
BMW Individual paint finishes, including two matt shimmering Frozen options, as 
well as over 15 BMW Individual special paint finishes. 
The new BMW X3 xLine models are equipped as standard with 18-inch light-alloy 
wheels (BMW X3 30e xDrive: 19 inches), with a selection of 20-inch and 21-inch 
items also available as factory-fitted options. Meanwhile, M Sport models creates a 
dynamic look with features such as 19-inch M light-alloy wheels and bespoke design 
cues for optimising airflow and aerodynamic balance. The M Sport Pro package 
builds on this content by adding, among other things, the Iconic Glow contour 
lighting and M Sport brakes with red-painted callipers. 
Sporty space. 
Drivers will sit behind BMW Curved Display, the BMW Interaction Bar, a chunky 
tactile steering wheel, with a flat-bottomed rim and the new-look gear selector lever. 
Other model-specific highlights include light elements in a contrasting colour in the 
centre console and door trims. This new design feature is located towards the front 
of the driver’s and front passenger doors, where it forms a border around the function 
buttons, ventilation controllers, air vents and the robust door openers typically 
found on BMW X models.  
Boot Space 
The interior’s individual ambience goes hand in hand with generous amounts of 
space and modern versatility. Load space can be increased from 570 to a maximum 
1,700 litres (BMW X3 30e xDrive: 460 – 1,600 litres). A trailer coupling that extends 
and retracts again electrically can be specified as an option. The maximum permitted 
trailer load is 2,500 kilograms, depending on the model variant. 
Driver comfort is assured via this new BMW X3 being fitted as standard with newly 
designed electrically adjustable and heated sport seats upholstered in Econeer, with 
surfaces and cushioning made from a secondary material. Veganza and BMW 
Individual Merino leather upholsteries are both available as an option. Making its 
debut for a BMW model is the optional Luxury instrument panel made from recycled 
polyester with a high-class knitted texture. 
Plug-in hybrid 
The drive system in the BMW X3 30e xDrive plug-in hybrid is made up of a 2.0-litre 
four-cylinder petrol engine partnered with an electric motor integrated into the 
eight-speed Steptronic transmission. These join forces to generate system output of 
up to 299 hp.  

Helped by latest-generation BMW eDrive technology and adaptive recuperation, the 
new BMW X3 30e xDrive achieves an electric range of 80-90 km in the WLTP cycle, 
considerably longer than its predecessor. Its Combined Charging Unit enables AC 
charging at 11 kW as standard. The plug-in-hybrid model also comes prepared for 
smart charging with the Connected Home Charging option. 
BMW X3 M50 xDrive 
Those choosing the range-topping model, the new BMW X3 M50 xDrive, get to share 
a powerful six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, the 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo unit 
linking up with 48V mild hybrid technology. Its maximum output of 398 hp is 
channelled to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and 
BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. 
M Sport suspension with variable sport steering, M Sport brakes, 20-inch M light- 
alloy wheels and an M Sport differential integrated into the rear axle all come as 
standard. There is also the option of adaptive M suspension with an electronically 
controlled dampers. M-specific design features, the M kidney grille with horizontal 
bars and BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting, and the quartet of exhaust tailpipes all 
serve to underline the status of the BMW M model. 
48V mild hybrid technology, eight-speed Steptronic transmission and 
48V mild hybrid technology is also fitted in all other variants of the new BMW X3, 
providing enhanced efficiency and rapid power delivery. It enables the 2.0-litre four- 
cylinder petrol unit in the new BMW X3 20 xDrive  to generate maximum output of 
208 hp. 
The four-cylinder diesel engine, also with a displacement of 2.0 litres, in the new 
BMW X3 20d xDrive posts maximum output of 197 hp. 
All the power units link up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission including 
shift paddles on the steering wheel as standard. There is also a Sport Boost function 
for exceptionally rapid bursts of speed on M Sport models and the new 
BMW X3 M50 xDrive. All model variants also benefit from the fully variable distribution 
of drive power via the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system as standard. 
Agility and ride comfort.  
The M Sport suspension, including sport steering, is standard on M Sport models 
and is also available as an option for xLine customers seeking enhanced dynamic 
performance. M Sport brakes are an optional extra for both xLine and M Sport trims, 
but come as standard, along with the M Sport suspension, on the new BMW X3 M50 
xDrive. Adaptive suspension – also to be found on the options list – sharpens the 
agility of the new BMW X3 at the same time as increasing ride comfort. 
Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant as standard. 
The new BMW X3 offers a far more extensive range of standard and optional 
systems for semi-automated driving and parking. It is equipped as standard with; 
 Front collision warning 
 Lane Departure Warning 
 Speed Limit Info 

 Driving Assistant 
 Lane Change Warning 
 Manual Speed Limit Assist 
 Parking Assistant (also standard) incorporates features such as the Reversing 
Assistant and a Reversing Assist Camera. 
Among the highlights on the list of optional systems are: 
 Steering and Lane Control Assistant 
 Automatic Speed Limit Assist 
 Route speed control when using Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function 
 The optional Parking Assistant Professional allows parking and general 
manoeuvres to be controlled from outside the car using a smartphone. 
Generous standard specification 
Comfort and driving pleasure are enhanced inn this new X3 via: 
 Three-zone automatic climate control 
 Acoustic glazing 
 Comfort Access 
 Automatic tailgate operation 
 Electric folding mechanism for the exterior mirrors 
 BMW Live Cockpit Plus complete with the cloud-based BMW Maps 
navigation system. 
 Ambient lighting featuring a Welcome and Goodbye Animation 
 A tray including wireless charging function for compatible smartphones 
 Bluetooth interface 
 four USB-C ports 
 a 12V power socket in the centre console and another in the luggage 
The optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional adds BMW Head-Up Display, and also 
the Augmented View function in the control display. New equipment packages are 
also available for further customisation of the car, including the Comfort Package 
which features lumbar support, the Harman Kardon surround sound system, the 
Travel & Comfort System and Adaptive LED Headlights. 
The Comfort Plus Package adds sun blinds for the rear side windows, active seat 
ventilation in the front and seat heating in the rear. Also found on the options list are 
a fixed panoramic glass sunroof featuring a large transparent surface without any 
cross struts to break it up, steering wheel heating, sun protection glass in the rear 
and a pre-heating function. The new BMW X3 30e xDrive comes with the BMW 
IconicSounds Electric for special sound effects. 
BMW Operating System 9, BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and 
BMW Digital Premium. 
The new BMW X3 comes with the latest version of BMW iDrive with QuickSelect to 
provide intuitive, easy control. Its new home screen shows vertically arranged 
function icons on the same level. The new BMW iDrive is geared squarely to touch 

and voice control, while the QuickSelect feature allows functions to be activated 
directly without having to enter a submenu. 
Based on BMW Operating System 9, the system paves the way for a customisable 
selection of additional digital services. These can be made available over the air, both 
via the BMW ConnectedDrive Upgrades facility and thanks to an ever-expanding 
variety of third-party apps offered as part of the optional BMW Digital Premium 
Smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available as 
standard. The BMW ID and My BMW App make it easy to personalise the user 
experience in the new BMW X3. There is also the option of using the My BMW App 
to set up the BMW Digital Key Plus with ultra-wideband radio technology for 
compatible smartphones running iOS or Android or for an Apple Watch.