The third-generation BMW X3 may look similar to its predecessor but is entirely overhauled inside and out. We drove the diesel-powered xDrive20d model everyone will buy (in Europe at least) and found it to be a great all-rounder. Yes, it's so good it makes you wonder whether a typical premium SUV customer would ever need anything more than an X3.

Host: Dan Mihalașcu
Camera operator & video editor: Iulian Dnistran
Photographer: Iulian Dnistran
Camera car: Andrei Știrbu
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Comments

    • Lytinwheedle
      Lytinwheedle

      I really love the roads you tested this on, they look amazing. Nice review too.

      Should be getting my X3 next week, can't wait!

      about 9 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      Amazing review. Presentation and pacing is just perfect. Excellent knowledge and attention to detail. I really appreciate the good work.

      about 9 months ago
    • Peerawat Phompan
      Peerawat Phompan

      Nice color

      about 10 months ago
    • Majed Y
      Majed Y

      what is the color of this car please

      about 1 year ago
    • Alexandr Gorobtsov
      Alexandr Gorobtsov In reply to Majed Y

      Sophisto Grey

      about 1 year ago
    • Caddy Caddilak
      Caddy Caddilak

      cowherd 😂😂😂😂

      about 1 year ago
    • Ricardo DaSilva
      Ricardo DaSilva

      Great review! Congratulations

      about 1 year ago
    • Alex
      Alex

      Great, practical, and good common sense review. Unlike other reviewers who pretend too much to be sports car professional drivers. I love that your review is more relatable to day to day drivers.

      about 1 year ago
    • Noor Ghani
      Noor Ghani

      Great car ❤️❤️❤️

      about 1 year ago
    • leayyy
      leayyy

      Yekshemesh

      about 1 year ago
    • Mxhuacha Textreiha
      Mxhuacha Textreiha In reply to leayyy

      leayyy haha

      about 1 year ago
    • dslanparty
      dslanparty

      318d and 320d are like a million times more common than 340 and m40 nonsense. Good stuff my man. Also 1.8 tonnes? Previous gen was 1.6tonnes, what happened?

      about 1 year ago
    • Oleg Golovliov
      Oleg Golovliov

      When I tested in various modes for 2 hours, both on highway and in traffic jams, I got 6.9 ltr consumption. It is little bit more, than I had on 3GT (6.4) with same engine.otherwise, car is really nice, although expensive, what makes me thinking about second hand car

      about 1 year ago
    • Vlad Gazi
      Vlad Gazi

      Thanks, finally a good and practical review of the "normal" engine, not this fancy M40i that a very few will buy in Europe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Claudiu Clima
      Claudiu Clima

      Bravo pentru review, informativ si cu profesionist. Felicitari si pentru engleza fluenta!

      about 1 year ago
    • Real RockRolla
      Real RockRolla

      Best in class.Thats why i order my already 20d Black saphire Luxury line with full options and Individual interior and rims 21 inch.Will arrived 15.01.2018

      about 1 year ago
    • Real RockRolla
      Real RockRolla In reply to Real RockRolla

      Before buy it i try with the 21 inch.It is really acceptable because the new X3 is bild on the same platform like 5 series.The weelbase is huge and with adaptive dampers is more than ok

      about 1 year ago
    • dslanparty
      dslanparty In reply to Real RockRolla

      guess it depends on whether you want a more comfortable ride or look more boss, but again 21' is too big on this car size imo.

      about 1 year ago
    • Real RockRolla
      Real RockRolla In reply to Real RockRolla

      dslanparty maybe but 21 inch make it look like X5

      about 1 year ago
    • dslanparty
      dslanparty In reply to Real RockRolla

      Nice my man but the x3 is too small for 21 inch rims, 20 inch would be much better for fuel consumption and comfort.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Mihalascu
      Dan Mihalascu In reply to Real RockRolla

      Congrats!

      about 1 year ago
    • stubones
      stubones

      Very good review. I think the 30D would be all the Premium SUV you need. The 2.0l probably isn't much more economical because it has to work harder in the near 2 ton car. I'd rather have the torque rich 3.0l.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Mihalascu
      Dan Mihalascu In reply to stubones

      Thank you! I agree with your point that the 3.0-liter turbo diesel adds driving fun and refinement without a big penalty regarding fuel efficiency, but in many markets engines with displacements over 2.0 liters are heavily taxed. That's why I believe the xDrive20d represents the ideal choice for most people.

      about 1 year ago