The 2021 BMW X3 is available in sDrive30i, xDrive30i, xDrive30e, M40i and M configurations. The
($43,000 plus $995 destination charge) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/daytime running lights/fog lights, roof rails, a powered tailgate, power-folding/heated side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, self-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, selectable driving modes,
tri-zone automatic climate control
, 10-way power-adjustable front seats (including bolsters) with driver-side memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark oak wood trim, 40/20/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats, SensaTec simulated leather upholstery, navigation, parking sensors in the front and rear, forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, an iDrive electronics interface (featuring an 8.8-in infotainment touchscreen and a button-knob controller in the center console), two USB ports, a 12-speaker audio system with satellite and HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. The
($45,000) has the same equipment but adds AWD with hill descent control. An optional Convenience package adds keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, and 4-way adjustable lumbar support. The Premium package includes a heads-up display, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and hands-free tailgate. The Executive package includes everything from the Premium package plus gesture control (which allows some infotainment functions to be controlled by hand movements), the Live Cockpit Pro (fully digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch touchscreen), Parking Assistance with a 360-degree camera system, enhanced front/rear parking sensors, and an automated parking feature, ambient cabin lighting and automatic high beams. The
($49,600), includes the Live Cockpit Pro in addition to its sophisticated hybrid powertrain. The
($56,600) adds the more powerful 6-cylinder engine, Live Cockpit Professional, sport exhaust, 19-in alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, variable-ratio steering, a special M Sport styling, automatic high beams, 14-way power-adjustable front sport seats, hands-free tailgate operation, and everything from the Convenience package. The M40i’s Premium package is essentially the same as the 30i’s counterpart, but heated seats in the front and rear cost extra. The Executive package is similar and requires the Premium package selection. The
($69,900) is the high-performance X3 model with a twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine, upgraded brakes, suspension, transmission and other hardware, and 20-inch wheels. It also includes leather upholstery, Harman/Kardon audio system and carbon fiber interior trim. The Competition Package adds 30 horsepower, 21-inch wheels an M Sport exhaust. Optional on all models is the Driving Assistance Plus package with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking up to higher speeds. Many extras can be added individually, which is one of several reasons why special-ordering a BMW is a good idea. Other options include a space-saving spare tire, ventilated front seats, rear sunshades, wireless smartphone charging, wi-fi and a Harman Kardon 16-speaker surround-sound system. X3s may also come with adaptive suspension, although tuning differs by model.