2005 BMW X3

At a Glance

Pricing $30,300 - $36,300
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l I6, 3.0l I6
Transmissions A5, M6

The X3 is BMW's compact SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW calls it) based on the 3 series platform. Engine options are the same as found in the 3 series sedans and coupes. The drivetrain utilizes the xdrive all-wheel drive system. Interior appointments are slightly sub-standard compared to other BMW's. Pricing of 30k for a compact SUV puts this vehicle in a class by itself as evidenced by good sales. The marketing strategy is geared to bring younger buyers, who can't afford the X5, onboard as a BMW customer.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
X3 2.5i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) M6 AWD $30,300
X3 2.5i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) A5 AWD $31,575
X3 3.0i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) A5 AWD $36,300
X3 3.0i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) M6 AWD $36,300