One of the most athletic in the class, the 2021 BMW X3 adds powerful engines and exceptional handling to its long list of desirable features. From a hybrid engine to the track-ready M Competition model, there's something for everyone in the X3 lineup.

Drivers in Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson can find out all about the X3 engines and power with this 2021 BMW X3 performance review from BMW Cleveland.

X3 Engines and Power

The X3 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The next upgrade is an available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor that produces 288 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

From there, you can choose to get the available 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, which provides various outputs depending on the exact configuration you get. The first is the M40i, which boasts 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. The M model offers 473 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The M Competition is the most powerful of them all with 503 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. All engines mate with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available. Several upgrades are available to enhance the X3's performance, power, and sport styling.

X3 Performance and Handling

No matter which engine you choose, the X3 boasts incredible driving dynamics and accessible, reliable power delivery. As far as passenger comfort, the X3 glides over rough roads and broken pavement. It's also composed around turns and exhibits minimal body roll.

The X3 steering is weighted well for driver confidence and control without feeling heavy. All engines have a quick throttle response and low-end torque, ensuring you have all the power you need for passing and merging on the highway. The X3's power and handling are backed by strong, responsive brakes with a lot of stopping power. Properly equipped, the X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds.

X3 Fuel Economy

The X3 has excellent fuel economy. With the sDrive 30i, you'll have an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is the best of the bunch.1 The hybrid xDrive 30e gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in combined city/highway and boasts a 17-mile all-electric range.1

The xDrive 30i is middle of the line and offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.1 The M40i, a high-performance model, gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while the M high-performance model gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.1

Test Drive the 2021 BMW X3

Whether you choose the entry-level engine or you splurge with the M Competition model, the 2021 BMW X3 offers all the performance and power you could want for daily driving and exciting weekend cruises on winding back roads.

Drivers in Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson can experience the power of the X3 in person when they visit BMW Cleveland. Call or stop by today to take your X3 test drive!

1Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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