After being announced earlier in 2019, the X3 xDrive30e finally has a sticker price. The hybrid SUV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020 at a price of $49,545. This makes it about $8000 more expansive than a base X3 ($41,950 for the X3 sDrive30i), but also cheaper than the X3 M40i which is priced at $55,900.
The new X3 xDrive30e is also cheaper than both its main competitors: the XC60 T8 priced at $54,945 and the GLC 350e priced at $51,645.
The X3 xDrive30e is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission. The gasoline engine delivers a total of 184 horsepower, while the electric one adds another 109 horsepower. With a total of 292 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque, the BMW X3 xDrive30e accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 210 km/h.
Depending on the operating mode and the situation on the road, the electric motor of the new BMW X3 xDrive30e can be used either for purely electric mobility or to support the combustion engine. In MAX eDrive mode, which can be activated via the eDrive button on the center console, the new BMW X3 xDrive30e achieves a top speed of 135 km/h with a locally emissions-free and virtually silent drive unit. In the standard Auto eDrive setting, purely electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 110 km/h.