Used 2016 BMW X3 Diesel

2016 BMW X3
List price range
$27,500 - $35,390


  • Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its three available engines
  • high-quality cabin looks and feels expensive
  • generous passenger and cargo room for the segment
  • responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals
  • top-notch crash-test scores.


  • Costs more than similarly equipped competitors
  • some controls can be difficult to learn.

Used 2016 BMW X3 Diesel for Sale

BMW X3 2016 xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
29,065 miles
Used 2016
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
Est.Loan: $582/mo
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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) 2015 BMW X3 28d xDrive DIESEL SUV with only 29,000 Miles! Deep Sea Blue Metallic over Oyster Nevada Leather Interior with Wood Trim. Options include: Diesel Engine with Automatic Transmission, xDrive All Wheel Drive, Drivers Assistance Package, Premium Package, Cold Weather Package, Back Up Camera, Parking Sensors, Heated Steering Wheel and Front/Rear Seats, Power Front Seats, Split Fold Down Rear Seats, Comfort Access, Panoramic Moonroof, Xenon Headlights, Satin Aluminum Roof Rails, Power Hatch, Alarm System, BMW Enhanced Bluetooth, iPod/USB Hook up, Satellite Radio and much more. This 1 Owner Truck is in great shape and has a Clean CarFAX. The car has been inspected by our BMW Factory Trained Technicians and passed BMWs Certified Pre-Owned Inspection, and Virginia State Inspection. This car has an extensive service history, and full maintenance records. The Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty is in effect until 7/2020 with Unlimited Miles! Call Today for an Appointment.
BMW X3 2016 xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
46,863 miles
Used 2016
Est.Loan: $644/mo
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BMW X3 2016 xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
65,774 miles
Used 2016
Est.Loan: $501/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**12 MONTH OR 12,000 MILE WARRANTY**XDRIVE**NAVIGATION**REAR VIEW CAMERA**HEATED LEATHER INTERIOR**POWER DRIVER SEAT**POWER MOONROOF**PREMIUM ALLOY RIMS**DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL**ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN WITH A CLEAN CARFAX REPORT** Recent Arrival! 34/27 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its three available engines; high-quality cabin looks and feels expensive; generous passenger and cargo room for the segment; responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals; top-notch crash-test scores. Source: Edmunds * Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: Edmunds * Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
BMW X3 2016 xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
40,605 miles
Used 2016
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2016 BMW X3 xDrive28d 2.0L I4 DOHC Diesel Reviews: * Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its three available engines; high-quality cabin looks and feels expensive; generous passenger and cargo room for the segment; responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals; top-notch crash-test scores. Source: Edmunds * Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: Edmunds * Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds CARFAX One-Owner. 8-Speed Automatic Steptronic, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, BMW Online & BMW Apps, Burl Walnut Wood Trim, Cold Weather Package, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Dark Copper High-Gloss Trim, Driver Assistance Package, Driver Assistance Plus, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Instrument Cluster w/Extended Contents, Lumbar Support, Navigation System, Nevada Leather Upholstery, Panoramic Moonroof, Premium Package, Rear Manual Side Window Shades, Rear-View Camera, Remote Services, Retractable Headlight Washers, Satellite Radio, Satin Aluminum Roof Rails, Speed Limit Info, Surround View, Technology Package, Wheels: 19 x 8.5 Light Alloy Y-Spoke (Style 608), xLine, xLine (7HW). 34/27 Highway/City MPG

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Some recommendations are easier than others. If you're shopping for a compact luxury SUV, the 2016 BMW X3 should be on your test-drive list. It does everything well and is capable of meeting both your practical needs and luxury aspirations. Read more about this class leader to see why it's a standout in its class.

vehicle overview

The 2016 BMW X3 is a leading light among compact luxury crossover SUVs. That's pretty remarkable for a vehicle in its sixth year of production, but the X3 pulls it off seemingly without breaking a sweat. Indeed, it's such a challenge to find fault with this crossover that our only "Con" is its relatively high price. It kind of makes sense, after all, that you'd have to pay a little more for a nearly flawless product.

The 2016 BMW X3 is a handsome crossover SUV that can even do a little off-roading if the mood strikes.

Although the X3 receives no notable changes for 2016, it was treated to a significant refresh last year that burnished its appeal. In particular, the new headlights made it look like a downsized X5, while the newly available diesel engine took fuel economy to new heights with only a slight drop in real-world performance. In other words, the X3 has just gotten better with age, and as our glowing long-term test of a 2012 X3 demonstrates, it was already at the pinnacle of its profession. The competition has had a long time to catch up, but generally speaking, the BMW still holds the advantage among compact luxury crossovers.

Of course, there's no shortage of alternatives in this hotly contested segment. Chief among them is the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, which provides much of the same virtues as the X3 but with a more elegant overall vibe. The Audi Q5 is even older than the X3, but it has also aged nicely, offering a comparable blend of sport and comfort along with a compelling diesel option. The Q5-derived 2016 Porsche Macan is the sports car of the bunch, though it's far pricier and offers hatchback-grade cargo capacity. If you're looking for more value, the 2016 Acura RDX provides generous power, space and features for the money.

But if the BMW's price fits your budget, resistance may be futile. The current X3 has been a winner from day one, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.

We Recommend

Get the diesel. You'll save about $550 per year on average by getting the xDrive28d instead of the gasoline xDrive28i. Do the math and that means you'll recoup its $1,500 price premium in less than three years. Even if you're leasing, that's less money and time spent at a gas station. Unless you're truly keen on maximum performance, it's the savvy way to go for most shoppers in this segment.

trim levels & features

The 2016 BMW X3 crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i.

The sDrive28i model comes standard with the gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels, roof rails, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, LED foglamps, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors (with exterior power-folding functionality), cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions, ambient interior lighting, "SensaTec" premium vinyl upholstery, a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface with a touchpad controller and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input.

The xDrive28i adds all-wheel drive and hill descent control, while the xDrive28d adds those items plus the diesel engine.

The xDrive35i boasts the more powerful inline-6 gasoline engine plus adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive LED taillights, a panoramic sunroof and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The 2016 X3's simple, uncluttered control layout belies the advanced technology underneath.

The Premium package includes the panoramic sunroof (standard on xDrive35i), keyless entry and ignition, hands-free tailgate functionality, leather upholstery, satellite radio and four-way lumbar support for the front seats. The Cold Weather package includes heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a retractable headlight-washer system. The Technology package gets you a head-up display, a navigation system with a larger central iDrive screen, an enhanced driver information display in the gauge cluster, smartphone app integration and BMW Remote Services. The Dynamic Handling package adds adaptive suspension dampers, variable-ratio steering and an enhanced torque-vectoring version of the all-wheel-drive system (sDrive28i excluded).

The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, while the Driver Assistance Plus package throws in a surround-view camera system, an active blind-spot monitor, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking and a lane-departure warning system. Adaptive cruise control is available with the Driver Assistance Plus package at additional cost. The Lighting package adds adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams to the xDrive35i, while the lesser trims get xenon headlights and adaptive LED taillights, with the LED headlights available for an extra fee.

The M Sport package features 19-inch wheels, torque-vectoring AWD (sDrive28i excluded), an aerodynamic body kit, sport front seats, special interior trim and a sport steering wheel. Also, all trims except the xDrive28d get an eight-speed sport transmission with shift paddles, while the xDrive28d gets the shift paddles minus the transmission upgrade.

Some of the above items (e.g., the panoramic sunroof and the navigation system) are available as stand-alone options, and the xDrive35i's Harman Kardon audio system is optional on other X3 models. You may also encounter X3 models with an optional Mobile Assistance package that combines certain features from the Premium, Cold Weather and Technology packages.

performance & mpg

Every 2016 BMW X3 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an automatic stop-start system. The latter saves fuel by shutting off the engine when you come to a stop and then starting it when you take your foot off the brake. Note that in BMW-speak, sDrive equals rear-wheel drive, while xDrive equals all-wheel drive.

The 2016 X3 employs an eight-speed automatic that's operated via this joystick-like gear selector.

The 2016 BMW X3 sDrive28i and xDrive28i are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, the xDrive28i went from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is slightly better than average. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway) for both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i.

The X3 xDrive28d is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. BMW estimates it will go from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which is slow for the segment but typical for a diesel. EPA-estimated fuel economy rings in at an excellent 30 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway).

The X3 xDrive35i gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, the xDrive35i hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest vehicles in this segment. Fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway), a remarkably frugal showing for such a powerful vehicle.


Every 2016 BMW X3 comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, automatic brake drying (useful in rainy weather), front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front seat head restraints. Also standard is the BMW Assist emergency communications system, which provides automatic crash notification and on-demand roadside assistance.

The optional BMW Remote Services system upgrades BMW Assist with remote door unlocking, GPS vehicle location and additional features that can be operated via the My BMW Remote smartphone app. Other optional equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, an active blind-spot monitor, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, rearview and surround-view parking cameras and a lane-departure warning system.

In Edmunds brake testing, an xDrive35i stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is an average distance for the segment. An xDrive28i with 19-inch wheels stopped in 127 feet.

In government crash testing, the X3 received five out of five stars in overall crash protection, with five stars for frontal crash protection and side impact protection. In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the X3 received the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. Its seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.


Don't be fooled by the modest 240-hp rating of the 28i models; acceleration is quite brisk, and unlike many turbocharged engines, this one doesn't run out of breath at higher rpm. The xDrive28d is about a second slower to 60 mph, but its slightly better torque rating makes it feel nearly as strong in most cases, and its fuel economy is off the charts for a luxury crossover. If you don't mind paying extra for the xDrive35i, you'll be rewarded with thrilling acceleration and fuel economy that isn't far off the 28i models' pace.

The 2016 X3 strikes a jaunty pose here in the dirt, but the pavement is its natural habitat.

The auto stop-start function that comes with all X3 models does optimize fuel economy ratings, but it can be an annoyance in heavy traffic, as the engine doesn't restart as quickly or smoothly as we'd like when transitioning between the brake pedal and the gas. Fortunately, you can manually disable this feature.

The X3 delivers on the promise of BMW performance in other respects, too. Take it around a turn with enthusiasm and it feels light and nimble. As compact luxury crossovers go, it's one of the sportiest, particularly with the Dynamic Handling package's adaptive suspension dampers and torque-vectoring AWD. Although the ride quality is definitely on the firm side, most people will find the 2016 BMW X3 quite livable, whether commuting on urban streets or taking long highway trips.


The X3's interior is classic BMW, from its traditional analog gauges to its sensible ergonomics and restrained sense of style. Most surfaces consist of high-quality, rich-looking materials, while the center stack cants slightly toward the driver for a more intimate feel. The various knobs and buttons become familiar in short order. It's a traditional layout overall, but we wouldn't call it dated.

The iDrive electronics interface is an X3 strong suit, particularly with the larger, higher-resolution screen that comes with the navigation system. An integrated touchpad lets you scrawl text and number inputs with your fingertip, a feature that's more useful than you might think. The menu structure is straightforward and processing times are quick, which helps minimize the amount of time you spend looking away from the road. That said, new owners should sit down and familiarize themselves with iDrive before hitting the road, because it's still a complex system and you can't master everything while the car's in motion.

Although the X3 is technically a small luxury crossover, the rear seatbacks fold forward to open up a generous cargo bay.

Room for front passengers is ample by every measure, while rear legroom is downright generous and pairs with a truly comfortable seat. Reviews often focus on the X3's performance, but it's also one of the most family-friendly vehicles in this segment. The cargo area behind the rear seats measures 27.6 cubic feet, and total capacity with the rear seatbacks folded down is 63.3 cubic feet. Both are satisfactory numbers by class standards.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 BMW X3.

Off to a great start
X3 driver, 3/27/2016
I have a little over 600 miles on my 2016 X3 xdrive28d. So far, I'm very happy with the vehicle. I spend about 2 hours a day commuting and the X3 is a great place to be. The 2L turbodiesel is not for racing, but it's plenty quick and accelerates to 70 mph effortlessly. The computer is pretty accurate and mpgs are climbing, currently at 34 mpgs. After adjusting the seats I find them very comfortable (Nevada leather). The interior design is classy, although some of the buttons are difficult to see from the driver's seat. The engine is not as quiet as my Q5 TDI, but you don't hear it cruising down the highway. The car came with 18 inch wheels with Pirelli P7s and they are quiet so far. The idrive infotainment system is complex, but most functions work by voice command and it works well. The build quality is excellent and there are no rattles, even from the panoramic sunroof. The suspension is firm, well composed and comfortable. The auto Stop/Start works well and definitely saves fuel at those long traffic lights. I do disable Start/Stop in sections where I know the stops will be brief. I can't comment on reliability this early on. I always look forward to driving this car.
2016 BMW X3 Diesel vs GLK250
Mike, 7/4/2017
Although I relay on feedback and reviews, it took a while to decide to write one. However, I wanted to write this review for people interested in diesel cars as I was, and there weren’t too many comments in regards to diesel engines. I was in search of a diesel car that will have a high MPG and be a little bit bigger than a sedan. I didn’t care about brands in the beginning knowing that I will sort it out at the end based on price/mpg/quality, etc. After narrowing down I ended up with 2 models: BMW X3 diesel and MB GLK250 diesel. I lived in Oregon at that time and the price in NW was higher than other areas. As I had time to search and not be in rush, I found a 2013 GLK250 in California @ $28K with 21000 miles on it. PURCHASE it for my wife. 2 months later I found an X3 diesel in Texas @ 36K brand new, but with rear window busted by the hails. The dealer replaced the window for free, but I paid for fixing the wiring as the rain water affected the rear side. 1 year later, both cars have about 10k miles put on them, and I can say that MB is the best as performance. Acceleration: BMW is on 8 speed transmission and the car is slow until you reach about 30MPH. The ratio on speed changes is small and that will keep you slow. It is irritant to see all kind of other brands vehicles to be faster than your BMW car, from stop to 30-35 MPH. GLK250 instead is on 7 speed transmission but the ratio is distributed different and you have the starting speed what you’ll need. Comfort: BMW is better as the seats are a bit better built and placed. The infotainment system has more options (like a computer) while MB is pretty simple (for old guys like me). MPG: I drove the BMW from Oregon to NY with constant speeds above 80 / 85 MPH and the MPG was about 30MPG. The driving comfort was ok as I drove about 12 hours / day. It bothered when I had to go to speeds lower than 30MPH as the transmission changed gears and it seems to not catch up speed at least as fast as other cars. In the “city”: I did UBER/LYFT for about 6 months and I achieved about 28 MPG in a stop and go traffic about 8-12 hours/day (on the days I worked). During the winter (snow and ice) it performed excellent. No slips, plenty of torque on snowy hills. Now on the NY routes I am getting about 35MPG even more if there were no hills. The best was 45MPG on a 75 miles trip at 45-55MPH. The GLK250: most highway trips were between Portland and Seattle and the MPG was about 33MPG @ an average of 75MPH. In the city (stop and go) I am constantly getting about 30 MPG. But leaving from stop lights is a pleasure. NOISE: Definitely both cars are quitter than their predecessors and while running you won’t make the difference between the gas and diesel engines. However, GLK is at least 50% quitter than X3. Now if I would have to start shopping again, I will definitely not buy an X3 anymore, but 2 GLK’s. Unfortunately, MB is not making diesel mid-size SUV’s / cross-overs or at least this is what I know at this point. Breaks: I drove Toyota and Honda for many years, but BMW’s breaks are worst. You have to push hard on them is not like the other cars where you gentle push the breaks and stops without efforts. If you’ll check the forums you’ll see that breaks and rotors are a common problem for BMW’s. If you open up the CARFAX reports on autotrader, you’ll see that almost every 30k the pads/rotors were replaced. GLK has pretty much the same habit, but maybe at 45K… Hopefully this will help you take the right decision. Feel free to ask questions if you have [contact info removed].
You get more than you see
Michael E Brassett, 12/13/2016
We bought the X3d for several reasons 18 months ago. 1/ Diesel's are known for their good MPG, we get 33 mpg on and off HWY. We are not very often at the Gas Station and get an average 680 miles from empty to full. 2/. Servicing is only every 10,000 miles or 1 year and our Local BMW Dealership is only 10 miles from home. Very convenient. 3/. Insurance is reasonable and with all the safety aspects we get 36% discount. 4/. Road Side Assistance is all in for 10 years. Part of the deal. BMW give you 4 years Free Maintenance but we offered to pay for an extra 2 years having taken the finance over 6 years. Thus when we have to pay for 7th Maintenance our car will be paid off. The car is a delight to drive and the twin turbo kicks in well when needed. Snow and ice are no problem. X3diesel is always going to hold a good resell factor as a good one is very hard to find. Wife has a mixed back roads and R93 to get to work and when there are delays the GPS finds a way for her for the 20 mile journey each working day. Our back up car is a 2012 Acura RDX and on par with BMW X3d.
Delightful diesel
Peter Cataldi, 3/23/2017
I have been very pleased with this vehicle, having owned it for well over one year and adding 40K to the odometer. While the diesel is slightly more "clattery" than the gasoline version, this is more than offset by the terrific fuel mileage. I get over 36 miles to the gallon in mixed driving. As diesels remain largely unpopular in the US, I got a fabulous deal on this car. It was a service vehicle for the dealership with 3K miles when purchased, and I got 19% off the MSRP. The car is tight as a drum and handles exceptionally well for a small SUV. Performance is fine and the diesel is torquey and responsive. The quality is palpable. We are considering purchase of a second one for my wife.
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Features & Specs

27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
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IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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The Used 2016 BMW X3 Diesel is offered in the following styles: , and xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

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