After the 2017 debut of the BMW X3’s third generation, the SUV received a facelift in 2021. Our test editor, evaluated the vehicle in its X3 xDrive 30d M Sport configuration and testified to its excellent performance and delightful driving qualities.
Those who are willing to make slight sacrifices in terms of spaciousness and comfort should go for the BMW. Nonetheless, consumption and cost also influence the purchase. Therefore, we demonstrate how much the X3 xDrive 30d, which costs a minimum of 65,600 euros, costs in daily life and how much gasoline the all-wheel-drive SUV requires.
According to the WLTP standard, the X3 xDrive 30d M Sport is powered by a three-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine with 286 horsepower that uses 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers. In our test, the BMW achieved 8.0 liters, which translates to 12.32 euros in fuel expenditures for this journey.
Those that tour the streets more sparsely on a high seat will get a discount proportional to their sparseness: At 6.2 liters, the eco-consumption figure is much lower; fuel expenses here are 9.54 euros. The average fuel consumption of a sports car is 9.8 gallons per six combustion chambers or 15.09 euros.
Monthly upkeep expenses
450 euros is the yearly car tax for the BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport. According to Allianz Direct, the cost of liability insurance for the same time is 438 euros. A partly complete insurance policy costs 257 euros annually, whereas a fully comprehensive policy costs 850 euros annually. If you drive 15,000 kilometers per year, you must budget 360 euros every month. If the number of kilometers is doubled, the cost goes to 631 euros. In addition, there is a loss of value.
The BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport has a starting price of 65,600 euros.
This is the testing procedure
The test consumption consists of three consumption runs with varying weights. “Commuter consumption” accounts for 70% of the total. The average distance traveled from home to work is 21 kilometers. An extremely inexpensive, about 275-kilometer-long eco-lap accounts for 15% of the rating.
The remaining 15% is represented by the sports driver’s lap. The distance is comparable to that of the Eco lap, but the route has a greater number of freeways and, thus, faster average speeds. The gasoline prices are always calculated using the price listed on the “more taken” website on the day the article was published.
Based on an expected yearly mileage between 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without depreciation, the monthly maintenance expenditures comprise maintenance, worn component prices, and vehicle taxes. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability, and comprehensive insurance with Allianz Direct, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (accident-free/15,000 km per year, resident of the 70174 zip code, not younger than 21, and partner drivers older than 25 years).
The BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport with a 3.0-liter inline-six engine and 286 horsepower costs at least 65,600 euros. It uses an average of 8.0 gallons of diesel every 100 kilometers, resulting in fuel expenditures of 12.32 euros. Monthly maintenance expenditures are 360 euros for a vehicle that travels 15,000 kilometers per year. Increasing the distance to 30,000 kilometers will result in an increase of 631 euros.