What’s the connection (besides the obvious) between the BMW X3 and the X-Men? Answer: they are equally well-liked. While the latest X-Men film made over $500 million, BMW has sold over 1.5 million of their huge SUV.


The X3 has some mutant characteristics, much like the Marvel heroes. It shares the same platform as the BMW 3 Series Executive Car but is significantly larger in all dimensions. Which begs the question: does it also possess superpowers?

An SUV that is based on a sporty four-door sedan should theoretically be more efficient, engaging to drive, and refined than its predecessor. BMW provides diesels, turbocharged gasoline engines, and plug-in hybrid versions of the X3 due to its close relationship to the 3 Series (PHEVs).

The X3 M Competition is the Hulk-like, performance-oriented counterpart to Professor X’s gentler X3 M. For an alternative electric SUV, have a look at our assessment of the BMW iX3.

Anyway, let’s get back to the standard BMW X3: we’ve driven one, and in the following pages, we’ll tell you how we assess it in the relevant categories, such as performance and handling, interior quality, trunk space, and more.

We’ll also evaluate it in relation to its primary competitors. The Audi Q5, Land Rover Defender, Lexus NX, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60 are just a few examples.

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