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2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $37,100 - $42,700 | 19 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

This sport-luxury crossover has a lot of competition, but the X3 fares especially well when it comes to horsepower and performance from its pair of inline 6-cylinder engines in either turbocharged or naturally aspirated form. BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies boost the X3's mileage to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The X3's starting price is still well under $40,000.

What's new for 2012?

The 2012 X3 is virtually identical to the 2011 model.

Model Strengths

  • Sporty yet practical utility
  • standard all-wheel drive
  • powerful pair of engines

Model Review

There are two versions of the X3, the 240-hp xDrive28i and the turbocharged, 300-hp xDrive35i. Both feature all-wheel drive, engine start-stop technology, hill descent control and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The new 5-link rear axle gives the X3 a much smoother ride than previously, and its new shape creates more cargo space.

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2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Active Suspension System Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Opt
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2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

AWD 4dr 28i


Engine Type 3.0L Gas I6
Horsepower 258 @ 6600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 221 @ 2750-4000 RPM


Fuel Capacity 17.7 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 442.5 miles


Driven Wheels AWD


Rims 17 x 8.0 in.
Tires P245/55R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.7 in. / 39.9 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.1 in. / 39.1 in.


Wheelbase 110.6 in.
Curb Weight 4112.0 lb.
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2012 BMW X3 Sport Utility Crossover

AWD 4dr 28i


Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bmw Assist Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Sunroof Optional
Telematics Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Navigation System Optional
Parking assist Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Rear Optional
Remote Trunk Release Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Bmw Assist Optional
Satellite Radio Optional