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BMW of SLO - A San Luis Obispo Car Dealer Gives An Early Look At The 2020 BMW X3
The 2020 BMW X3 remains one of the best compact luxury SUVs you can buy today. Those visiting San Luis Obispo car dealerships love the X3, thanks to its quiet, spacious cabin as well as it’s engaging driving dynamics. The X3 slots between the X1/X3 and the X4/X5. With seating for five, the BMW X3 is just the right size for small families. There’s plenty of room for cargo and lots of headroom in the spacious rear seats.
One standout feature is the X3’s navigation system, which is part of the available Live Cockpit full digital gauge cluster. The luxurious interior is constructed with high-quality materials, and there’s a long list of options to choose from. Anyone looking for a small luxury crossover that has everything you’d expect from BMW should take a good look at the 2020 BMW X3 at a dealer like BMW of SLO a San Luis Obispo car dealer.
Pure Luxury and Power
The automotive press gives the 2020 BMW high marks, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “The 2020 BMW X3 compact SUV is one of the most enjoyable vehicles of its kind. Surrounded by such competitors as the Audi Q5, Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLC, the X3 comes out ahead with its impressive handling abilities, rear-drive layout and advanced high-tech features.”
The 2020 BMW X3 is available in three trim levels, listed as sDrive30i, xDrive30i and M40i. The sDrive301i gets standard front-wheel drive, while the xDrive30i and M40i come with standard all-wheel drive. The sDrive30i and xDrive30i are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The M40i is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of twist. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is 25 mpg city/29 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive, and 24 mpg city/29 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.* The 3.0-liter turbo-four checks in with 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
Standard features on the X3 30i models include imitation leather upholstery, a power liftgate, LED headlights and foglights, power-adjustable front seats, rain-sensing wiper, tri-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, BMW’s iDrive infotainment interface with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a stereo system with 12 speakers, and Apple CarPlay.
Buyers can choose from several option packages for the xDrive30i and sDrive30i models, including the Driving Assistance, Driving Assistant Plus and Convenience packages.
The M40i comes with an M Sport suspension, 19-inch wheels, performance run-flat tires, adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assist and a panoramic sunroof.
Safety is essential when you’re choosing a new vehicle, so it’s good to know the 2020 BMW X3 is very safe. The X3 received the highest rating of five stars by the NHTSA for overall safety. The IIHS gave the 2020 BMW X3 its top score of Good in all crash tests and named the model a Top Safety Pick+ model.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.