2017 BMW X3

The 2017 BMW X3 is a small SUV that can be had with either a gas or a diesel engine and rear- or all-wheel drive, depending on the model. The Audi Q5, Acura RDX, and Volvo XC60 are competitors for their five-seat interiors. It is now possible to charge smartphones wirelessly and use the device as a Wi-Fi hot spot.


The 2017 BMW X3 is offered in 4 trim levels:

  • sDrive28i
  • xDrive28i
  • xDrive28d
  • xDrive35i

Performance and Fuel Economy

When it comes to “sports activity vehicles,” the 2017 BMW X3 is up to the task—as long as the activities are largely situated in places that can be accessed by road. You may choose from two different gasoline engines when you purchase the X3. A turbodiesel engine was available last year, but BMW argues that further testing by the federal government has obliged the business to postpone the delivery of those cars until the engines have been given the green light. It has a turbocharged inline-4 engine with rear-wheel drive that generates 240 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque in the basic model. Only an 8-speed automatic gearbox is available with this engine. Incredibly, the sDrive28i can go from zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds.

The xDrive28i does not suffer from the addition of all-wheel drive: it achieves the same 60 mph time from a standstill. The bulk of the cars will be powered by a turbocharged inline-4 engine, which BMW calls “xDrive.” This year’s EPA estimates for these cars are 21 city/28 highway/24 combined miles per gallon. The rear-wheel-drive variants get the same rating.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The basic infotainment features on the 2017 BMW X3 are, to put it mildly, standard. The Bluetooth connection, a nine-speaker sound system, and HD Radio are the most significant elements in this car category. Models that have been upgraded will have a wifi hotspot, wireless charging, and satellite radio. Unfortunately, BMW did not include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as standard features on the 2017 model. Furthermore, in terms of improved safety, the X3 falls short of expectations. This model year did not have any sophisticated safety features as standard equipment. On the other hand, some vehicles will be equipped with technologies like forwarding collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.

The 2017 BMW X3 is one of the most adaptable crossovers available in its class, with ample luggage space and a relatively small overall footprint. A spacious option for consumers who want more space for weekend getaways and shopping runs but are hesitant to contemplate purchasing a family wagon due to the cost. According to the manufacturer’s specifications, the X3 is 183.8 inches long, has a 74.1-inch wheelbase, and has 110.6 inches between the front and rear tires. Its 66.1-inch height provides a great deal of adjustability and enough headspace. Because of its lofty size, it has a cargo space of 27.6 cubic feet, which is among the best in its class and much greater than the 19.4 cubic feet supplied by the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. (The Audi Q5 has a total load capacity of 29.1 cubic feet.)

The 5-series platform contributes to the sportiest driving experience available in the class, except for the sharper, quicker, and more expensive (but less extensive) Macan. Unlike most competitors, the handling is more oriented toward the rear wheels. This is not surprising given the 4×4 xDrive system’s tendency to distribute more power to the rear wheels as it magically changes the front-rear split based on traction requirements. The steering is accurate for such a large 4×4, and the M Sport suspension keeps the body roll to a bare minimum. The ride is stiff, but it is not unpleasant.


  • Height: 66.1 in
  • Length: 183.8 in
  • Width: 74.1 in
  • Curb weight: 4030 lbs

Engine type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L

Fuel tank: 17.7 L

2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW X3 Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price includes the service manual for your 2017 BMW X3.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2017 BMW X3 are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Your 2017 BMW X3 service manual is included with the car.

2017 BMW X3 — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2017 BMW X3, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2017 BMW X3 provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2017 BMW X3 Price

2017 BMW X3 and its trim levels have been set at the following prices:

  • sDrive28i: $40,050 or €37967
  • xDrive28i: $42,050 or €39863
  • xDrive28d: $42,750 or €40527
  • xDrive35i: $48,950 or €46404

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common problems with the BMW X3?

coolant leaks, rough start-stop system, and bad gaskets

How reliable is the X3?

It is only rated at a 2.5 out of 5 for reliability

How long is the expected life of the X3?

150K-200K miles