2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i First Drive Specs | Edmunds.com

2012 BMW X3 - Road Test Specs

2012 BMW X3 SUV

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i
Vehicle Type4-dr SUV 5-passenger (3.0T 6cyl 8A)
Assembly locationSpartanburg, South Carolina


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2979cc/182 cu in
Block/head materialaluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1,400
Transmission type8-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with sport/competition modes


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion steering
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.8-in one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 1-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.6-in one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 1-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)6.0 (est.)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,950 (est.)
Length (in.)183.1
Width (in.)74.2
Height (in.)66.5
Wheelbase (in.)110.7
Seating capacity5
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)19.4

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