BMW X3 owners manuals


BMW X3 specs

Model overview

The BMW X3 is a luxury crossover SUV produced by the German maker BMW since 2003 and it's based on the BMW 3 Series platform, currently in its third generation. The initial generation of X3 was designed by BMW in association with Magna Steyr of Graz, Austria while the second generation was produced at the Spartanburg factory in South Carolina, United States. The third generation of the BMW X3 is constructed in South Africa, Rosslyn factory, a plant that lately underwent a major upgrade to serve for the X3 production.

The X5 was designed to compete with its rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Audi Q5, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, Volvo XC60, Lincoln MKC, Lexus NX, or the Range Rover Velar.

The new models of X5 are equipped with a 248-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with rear-wheel-drive sDrive30i or all-wheel-drive xDrive30i options. The xDrive 30i needed 6.2 seconds to reach 60 mph. A more sporty oriented crossover is the X3 M40i equipped with a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder powertrain reaching a 4.4-second zero-to-60-mph time.

BMW X3 known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints about the BMW X3 are:
  • Owners have reported that the cup holders are very fragile and are likely to break.
  • X3 models equipped with a double sunroof have known difficulties with the rear tilting sunroof caused by some flimsy plastic pieces making it tough to close.
  • Car pulling to one side when breaking caused by a tracking problem.
  • Another problem is related to the Turbo. Turbo seal failure causing a loss of power under acceleration and some sound coming from the top of the engine. If this issue is not quickly fixed, it can damage the turbo.

BMW X3 PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the X3 model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your BMW X3 to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

BMW X3 Manual Questions

Do you have general questions about the BMW X3 and is not found in the owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!