BMW X3 Leasing
Top 3 Features
It offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo.
It has a great infotainment system.
There’s a spec and powertrain for most needs.
Why Lease A BMW X3?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The BMW X3 has grown in size for the Mk3, which translates into plenty of space in the cabin for up to 5 occupants and 550 litres of boot space with the rear seats up. The total luggage area is a generous 1600 litres, which is not quite as spacious as you get in the slightly larger Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Discovery Sport but matching both the Q5 and GLC. There is no 7-seat option here, though, like you get in the Discovery Sport.
Generously proportioned cupholders are integrated into the centre console and the door bins can take large bottles, too. Passengers in the rear get big door bins and the folding rear armrest houses 2 more cupholders.
Efficient petrol and diesel engines give the BMW X3 impressive fuel economy figures. The 190hp 4-cylinder diesel does 47.9mpg, while the 286hp 6-cylinder diesel is not far behind at 45.6mpg. Both have mild-hybrid tech, which helps to improve the economy figures and offers an additional 11hp during more meaningful acceleration.
The 2.0-litre petrol manages a combined 36.7mpg, but if you want the best on-paper economy then the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid adds a 109hp electric motor to this same 4-cylinder engine to deliver a claimed 148.7mpg. This figure will vary greatly depending on how much of your commute takes advantage of the 31 miles of all-electric range.
Aside from fuel, running costs should be limited to basic servicing and consumables during your lease. BMW offers a 3-year warranty on all new vehicles and the plug-in-hybrid comes with an additional 6-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the battery pack.
X3 SUVThe X3 is available in the traditional SUV body style. It has seating for 5 – the rear-centre seat is a bit more cramped than the outer 2, though – and up to 1600 litres of luggage space with the 2nd row of seats folded down.
High Performance ModelsThe M Performance models consist of the petrol-powered 360hp M40i (31.4mpg) and diesel M40d (43.5mpg). Both offer similarly strong performance figures, with the 0-62mph dash taking slightly less than 5 seconds. The 510hp X3M Competition is the one to have if you prefer that figure to be closer to the 4-second mark. Just make sure you are happy with the 24.8mpg combined fuel economy.
The BMW X3 Vs Competitors
Yes. It is well built, comes with impressive features and covers a broad spectrum of performance and price points. It is enjoyable to drive, and is both comfortable and practical.
The BMW X3 offers 550 litres of boot space with the rear seats up and 1600 litres with them down. This is on par with most offerings in the class, but trails some rivals like the Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
There are a number of great BMW X3 lease deals on a variety of trim levels. The X3 can be had in SE, xLine, M Sport, M and M Competition variants.
All X3s come fitted with parking sensors but you will have to pay extra for advanced parking assist features.
Both models offer plenty of interior space for passengers but the X5 can be had as a 7-seater and has more boot space. Whether that is worth the extra outlay depends on your needs.
The BMW X3 is a popular SUV to lease, thanks to its overall capability and impressive range of engine and trim options. It is both practical and sporty, making it suitable for a variety of motoring needs.
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