2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i Review, Release Date, Price

BMW’s X3 still appears to be one of the strongest selling crossovers — talk about aging with elegance! The first generation entered the market in the year 2003, followed by the second generation in 2011. BMW X3 competes with the best crossover SUVs — Audi Q series, Cadillac CT5, Range Rover Evoque, Lexus NX, and Porsche SUVs. Let’s examine all the important specifications and features of the enthralling graceful 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i.

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i front


2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Specifications:

Ground Clearance:

The ground clearance is 8.3” but it can be tuned in for different on-road hauling.

Cargo Space:

The xDrive 28i has an expandable cargo 63.3 cubic feet of available cargo space.

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i cargo space


2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Engine Specs:

The topnotch gas engine is the essence of the BMW X3. The mighty engine of 28i is 240 hp and 2.0-liter 4 cylinder inline TwinPower Turbo which is capable of producing a torque of 260 pound-feet at 1450 rpm.


8-Speed automatically shiftable transmission

Drive Train

All Wheel Drive (AWD)

Fuel Economy:

The fuel consumption is 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highways — yes. It has not improved but it has always been above par than other gas engines.


The 2017 BMW X3 trim level xDrive28i is available in the following colors:

  • Alpine White
  • Black
  • Metallic colors:
    • Deep Sea Blue
    • Melbourne Red Metallic
    • Chestnut Brown
    • Carbon Black
    • Space Gray
    • Black Sapphire
    • Glacier Silver
    • Mineral Silver
    • Mineral White

Premium Packaging

The premium packaging contains panoramic moonroof, 1-year free access to the satellite radio, Nevada leather, metallic paint, and lumbar support.

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i rear


2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Interior:

The interior of the latest X3 is available in beige and black SensaTec and black, ivory, mocha, saddle brown, oyster, and sand beige Nevada. The upgraded iDrive 5.0 system is available in xDrive28i but the best part is that the iDrive controller can now be integrated with Pandora and Spotify. The smart navigation system also monitors and remembers the most driven routes and adapts to it accordingly. The graphics have also been improved and the high-resolution screen simply makes the drivers feel that their finger tips have the power to control anything in the world.

Ergonomically, the toggle switching of the transmission selection requires attention. The legroom in the rear is not sufficient enough for passengers to travel longer distances comfortably. You may also add on features like heated leather seats and steering wheel for colder climates.

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i interior


2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Exterior:

The exterior color choice range is vast and the overall appearance of the car can be described perfectly in just one word, that is, graceful. The headlight design is quite impressive which augments visibility with the LED/Xenon headlights. The LED fog lamps improve the security characteristics. The model comes with a power lift gate which makes hauling luggage easy. However, quite frankly, the styling has not really changed much apart from minor detailing. The double spoke design of the 19-inch wheel has transformed to star-spoke design.

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Driving:

Driving in the technologically advanced 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i is an out-worldly experience. The 240 hp gas engine has the capability to accelerate from 0mph to 60 mph in just 6.2seconds. Features like a 360 degrees panoramic camera allow the driver to park with ease even in the tightest spot with great ease. The steering of this sporty SUV is also adjustable to enhance the nimbleness of the crossover on the roads and simplifies the maneuvering at complex winding turns.  The driving experience is much smoother than ever before. This is perhaps due to the fact that the dynamic damper control has undergone several positive changes to make riders experience a stable and comfortable ride even on the bumpiest of the roads. The AWD allows the SUV a better traction on the snow-covered roads and the tires have a firm grip. No wonder, the sporty SUV outshone in all the crash tests. If you go for a driver’s assistance plus package, the 2017 BMW X3 will ensure a secure experience like never before because of features like blind spot detection and alerts during lane changing.


2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i – Price and Release Date:

The 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i is available at the base price of $40,000.  It is available for leasing in the USA at the official website at $399/month with a down payment of $3000 and $925 acquisition charges. The 2017 BMW X3 models have been up for sale since June 2017.

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