The Luxurious and Practical BMW X3

The BMW X3 is the second most compact SUV in the X-Series lineup, delivering a stylish statement while providing both elegance and practicality. BMW refers to the X3 as a Sports Activity Vehicle and this designation fits perfectly, even if most people will just call it an SUV for convenience. The X3 has a rugged design with an upscale feel and flowing lines. Inside, you will find intelligent innovations and a versatile interior. BMW also designed the X3 to perform whenever you need it; in heavy snow or even off-road without being as concerned about obstacles. There is so much this car has to offer for so many different lifestyles. Come into Lynchburg BMW in Virginia and let our friendly staff walk you through all X3 options.

2016 vs. 2017 BMW X3: What's Updated

At a glance, the 2016 and 2017 BMW X3 models may look very similar, but you will notice many changes on the spec sheet and once again when you take it for a drive. While styling has remained overall the same, there are enough newly available features and technologies to keep the X3 exciting. The Wi-Fi hotspot capability is new for the 2017 model year and so is wireless smartphone charging. If you choose to drive the xDrive35i, you will now get Comfort Access as standard, including keyless entry and ignition. This trim now has standard satellite radio and power lumbar adjustment. While changes for the 2017 model year may seem minimal, they can add a great deal of convenience to your life. The 2018 BMW X3 will likely see a significant update or even a complete redesign, so stay tuned for details on its release date.

Discover the History of the BMW X3

After seeing how happy drivers were with the X5, BMW introduced the smaller X3 as a 2004 model year in North America. Compared to the X5, the compact X3 was 4 inches shorter overall. It was first offered as a 2.5i or 3.0i, which had a 2.5-liter 6-cylinder with 184 horsepower and a 3-liter 6-cylinder with 225 horsepower, respectively. The xDrive all-wheel-drive system originally came standard, as did heated exterior mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2.5-liter engine only lasted that one year.

The 2007 BMW X3 saw updates to the exterior styling and an increase in performance on the 3.0i model, which now had 260 horsepower. BMW stuck to minor changes on the X3 for the next few years before adding an xDrive28i model for the 2011 model year and beginning the second generation. This model ran on a 240-horsepower 3-liter naturally aspirated 6-cylinder. There was also an xDrive35i that year with a 300-horsepower 3-liter turbocharged engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. For 2013, the BMW X3 xDrive28i had a 2-liter twin-turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower and as much as 28 miles per gallon*. The 2014 BMW X3 more closely resembled the current model year, getting BMW TeleService, BMW eCall, and ambient lighting as standard. Dual-zone climate control and packages for Dynamic Handling and Technology have both been added during the current generation, as well.

Find New or Used BMW X3 at BMW of Lynchburg

If you're looking for something that is not just stylish but also practical, the X3 may be a great choice for you. The team at BMW of Lynchburg can show you our large selection of both new and used models and answer any questions you may have. We have been helping drivers find the right vehicle for years and can ask you specific questions to make the ideal selection for you and your needs. We provide in-house financing and certified mechanics to take care of all your vehicle needs, as well. Call or, better yet, stop in today, and we'll get you started with a test drive.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.