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2023 BMW X3 Trim Levels Explained

by Frank

2023 BMW X3 Explained: The X3, which just underwent a midcycle facelift for the 2022 model year, is BMW’s best-selling vehicle. Five people may sit comfortably in two rows in this well-liked compact luxury SUV, which also offers enough storage and good fuel economy. Additionally, it is quite sporty and fun to drive. The 2023 BMW X3 sits between the X1 and X5, the latter of which offers a third row of seats.

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What’s New for 2023

In 2022, the X3 got a number of improvements, including updated aesthetics, a trim range with a stronger emphasis, and an enhanced user interface. Given the update last year, it is hardly surprising that the 2023 BMW X3 trim levels carry over mostly unmodified.

Competition

The Genesis GV70, Acura RDX, and Porsche Macan are the leaders of the compact luxury SUV segment, where the X3 competes and performs brilliantly as a solid all-arounder.

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2023 BMW X3 Trim Levels

2023 bmw x3 trim levelsThe sDrive30i, xDrive30i, M40i, and X3 M are the four different trim levels that are available for the 2023 BMW X3.

Engines and Horsepower
  • Core Models – The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the sDrive30i and xDrive30i both produce (248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque)
  • M40i – A 48-volt mild hybrid system is paired with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque for the M40i.
  • X3 M – The 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine in the X3 M also produces 473 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque in normal trim after being tuned by the M performance division of BMW. And with the X3 M Competition Package, 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission and Drivetrain

The sDrive30i has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the xDrive30i and M40i both have all-wheel drive. A lightning-fast 8-Speed M Sport Automatic Transmission with Drivelogic is included with the X3 M. Additionally the X3 M is all-wheel drive.

2023 BMW X3 Standard Features Explained

Now let’s go over the MSRP, standard features, and available packages for the 2023 BMW X3 trim levels starting with the base model sDrive30i which has a starting MSRP of $45,400.

sDrive30i – $45,400

sDrive30i

The 2023 BMW X3 sDrive30i comes standard with:

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

  • 0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine (248 hp)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes
  • Auto Start-Stop function
  • Active kidney grille
  • Brake Energy Regeneration

HANDLING, RIDE, AND BRAKING

  • Rear-wheel-drive system
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Electromechanical parking brake

EXTERIOR

  • 19″ Y-spoke ferric grey wheels, style 693 with all-season run-flat tires
  • Satin Aluminum roof rails and exterior trim
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Chrome exhaust tips

INTERIOR TRIM

  • SensaTec Simulated Leather Upholstery
  • Dark Oak Wood trim
  • Anthracite Headliner

CONNECTIVITY

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • WiFi Hotspot including 3 GB/3-month trial
  • USB and Bluetooth wireless technology plus Smartphone Integration

AUDIO SYSTEM

  • HiFi Sound System with a 205-watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers
  • SiriusXM with 360L + 1-year Platinum Plan Subscription

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

  • Live Cockpit Plus with a 12.3 Digital Instrument Cluster and high-resolution 10.25″ Control Display
  • iDrive 7.0 system
  • 3-spoke telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Navigation

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Multi-zone Climate Control
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down, rear seats
  • Automatic tilt-down passenger side-view mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror
  • Power front sport seats with driver’s seat memory
  • Power Liftgate
  • Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rear-view Camera
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Full LED Headlights

xDrive30i – $47,400

2023 bmw x3 xdrive30i

The MSRP of the 2023 BMW X3 xDrive30i is $47,400. The sDrive30i and xDrive30i both have the same basic equipment. The xDrive30i comes with the xDrive all-wheel drive technology, which is the sole distinction.

HANDLING, RIDE, AND BRAKING

  • xDrive all-wheel-drive system

sDrive30i and xDrive30i Available Packages

There are five available packages for the sDrive30i and xDrive30i which are considered the core models.

Convenience Package

  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Driver Lumbar Support

Premium Package

  • Heated front seats
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Larger 12.3″ Control Display
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Driver Lumbar Support

Dynamic Handling Package

  • M Sport Brakes (Red or Blue)
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Variable Sport Steering

Shadowline Package

  • M Shadowline Lights
  • Extended Shadowline Trim

M Sport Package

  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • 19″ M Y-spoke bi-color Midnight Grey wheels
  • Sport Seats
  • Roof rails in High-gloss Shadowline
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • M steering wheel

M40i – $59,950

bmw x3 m40i 2023 trim level

Above the core models, there’s the M40i with a starting MSRP of $59,950. The more powerful M40i adds a:

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

  • 0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder (382 hp)
  • 48V mild hybrid system

HANDLING, RIDE, AND BRAKING

  • M Sport Brakes with Blue Calipers
  • Variable Sport Steering
  • Performance Control
  • Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers

EXTERIOR

  • 19″ M Y-spoke bi-color Midnight Grey wheels, style 887M
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Roof rails in High-gloss Shadowline
  • Aerodynamic Kit

INTERIOR TRIM

  • SensaTec Simulated Leather Dashboard
  • Aluminum Rhombicle trim

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

  • Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster
    • and 12.3″ central information display
  • 3-spoke telescopic, leather-wrapped, multi-function M sport steering wheel

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • 4-way power lumbar support for driver’s seat

2023 BMW X3 M40i Available Packages

There are three available packages for the M40i trim level.

Driving Assistance Professional Package

  • Active Driving Assistant Pro
  • Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for limited access highways

Premium Package

  • Heated front seats
  • Head-up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Shadowline Package

  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • 19″ M Y-spoke Bi-color Midnight Grey Wheels
  • M Shadowline Lights

X3 M – $72,900

2023 X3 M

The top-spec X3 is the X3 M and it starts at $72,900. Here’s what’s standard on the X3 M above the features of the M40i minus the panoramic moonroof:

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

  • 0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology 473-hp inline 6-cylinder engine
  • Electronic throttle control
  • 8-speed M Sport Automatic transmission with Drivelogic and Launch Control
  • Air Curtains and Air Breather system

HANDLING, RIDE, AND BRAKING

  • M-tuned xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • M Drive
  • M chassis and suspension system
  • Dynamic Stability Control with M Dynamic Mode
  • Hill Descent Control
  • M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
  • M-tuned electric power steering with M Servotronic
  • M Sport Differential

EXTERIOR

  • 20″ Double-spoke bi-color orbit grey wheels, style 764M
  • Performance non-run-flat tires
  • M quad tailpipes
  • M rear spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber trim

INTERIOR TRIM

  • M door sills and driver footrest
  • Fully finished cargo area with velour carpeting
  • Carbon Fiber trim
  • Vernasca leather seats

AUDIO SYSTEM

  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound System with 464-watt amp and 16 speakers
  • SiriusXM with a 1-year subscription

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

  • 3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function M sport steering wheel
  • M-specific instrument cluster
  • Outside-temperature display

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

  • Power front Sport seats with 2-way power side bolsters, manual headrests, and thigh support
  • Memory system for driver’s seat and exterior mirror positions
  • 3-stage heated front seats

X3 M Available Packages

There are three available packages for the 2023 BMW X3 M.

Driving Assistance Professional Package

  • Active Driving Assistant Pro
  • Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for limited access highways

Competition Package

  • 30 additional horsepower
  • 21″ Bi-color Jet Black wheels
  • Extended Merino Leather
  • M Sport exhaust system
  • M Sport Seats
  • M Seat Belts
  • Extended Shadowline Trim

Executive Package

  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Head-up Display
  • Gesture Control
  • Front and Rear Heated Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear manual side window shades
  • Parking Assistant Plus

2023 BMW X3 Trim Levels Standalone Options

Notable standalone options available across the 2023 BMW X3 trim levels include:

  • Remote Engine Start
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Wireless Charging
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Harman Kardon surround sound system
  • Heated front seats

Which 2023 BMW X3 Trim Level to Buy

Start with the 2023 BMW X3 trim level that makes the most sense to you when deciding which model to purchase. The X3’s trim levels are divided by engine. Reside in a region that has wintertime snowfall? The xDrive30i with all-wheel drive is what you need. Do you want something with a bit more sport? The M40i will suit you just fine. If you don’t fit into any of these categories, the standard sDrive30i with its 248 horsepower engine should be plenty for you and will save you money. Additionally, if you’re purchasing one of the Core Models, I believe the Premium Package is a worthwhile purchase since it is reasonably priced and includes a lot of useful features.

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Paint Colors

There are 13 available colors. Not every color is available across the 2023 BMW X3 trim levels.

  1. Alpine White
  2. Jet Black
  3. Mineral White
  4. Black Sapphire
  5. Phytonic Blue
  6. Dark Graphite
  7. Brookland Grey
  8. Tanzanite Blue II
  9. Aventurin Red
  10. Skyscraper Grey
  11. Carbon Black
  12. Sao Paulo Yellow
  13. Marina Bay Blue

Wrapping Up

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this up. I went over the trim levels, MSRP, standard features, available packages, standalone options, which trim level to buy, and the paint colors for the 2023 BMW X3 trim levels. If you found this helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like and share.

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