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BMW X3 Features

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Available Features for the BMW X3

  

Model Year 2009
Model X3
Trim xDrive30i
Engines  
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
260 hp@6600
225 lb-ft@2750
 3.0L I6<br>DOHC-4v<br>260 hp@6600 <br>225 lb-ft@2750 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
6-speed manual 6-speed manual is a standard feature.
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature.
Drivetrains  
AWD AWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
235/55HR17 tires 235/55HR17 tires is a standard feature.
235/45WR19 tires 235/45WR19 tires is an optional feature.
235/50HR18 tires 235/50HR18 tires is an optional feature.
255/40WR19 tires 255/40WR19 tires is an optional feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 10 speakers (with subwoofer) Unbranded, 10 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature.
Unbranded, 500W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer) Unbranded, 500W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature.
Accessories  
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature.
Heated steering wheel Heated steering wheel is an optional feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote window/roof operation is a standard feature.
Operate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Tool kit Tool kit is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is an optional feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seatsIf active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.   Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature.
If active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.   Hill descent control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, front is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.   Rear side airbags is an optional feature.
Torso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo area partition netNet extending from the floor to the ceiling to prevent cargo from flying into the passenger area during sudden stops.   Cargo area partition net is an optional feature.
Net extending from the floor to the ceiling to prevent cargo from flying into the passenger area during sudden stops.
Cargo area rails w/tie downs Cargo area rails w/tie downs is a standard feature.
Cargo cover Cargo cover is a standard feature.
Cargo mat Cargo mat is a standard feature.
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.   Cargo organizer is a standard feature.
Above floor system for organizing cargo.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.   Rear seat pass-through is an optional feature.
Usually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.
Roof railsNo crossbars.   Roof rails is a standard feature.
No crossbars.
Ski sackSack attached to rear seat pass-through. Keeps dirty skis from messing up the interior.   Ski sack is an optional feature.
Sack attached to rear seat pass-through. Keeps dirty skis from messing up the interior.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.   Automatic air recirculation is a standard feature.
Automatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is an optional feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player CD player is a standard feature.
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.   HD radio is an optional feature.
High-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles Heated windshield washer nozzles is a standard feature.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.   Rain-sensing wipers is a standard feature.
Wipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.   Telematics service, such as OnStar is an optional feature.
In-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
Exterior  
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.   Body kit is an optional feature.
Side skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.
Deep-tinted rear windows Deep-tinted rear windows is an optional feature.
Metallic paint (extra cost) Metallic paint (extra cost) is an optional feature.
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.   Panoramic sunroof is a standard feature.
Front glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Running boards Running boards is an optional feature.
Skid plate (one)Protects part of the underbody from rocks when off-roading.   Skid plate (one) is a standard feature.
Protects part of the underbody from rocks when off-roading.
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Special exterior trim is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.   Wheel-lip moldings is a standard feature.
Extensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming driver-side mirror is an optional feature.
Driver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror is an optional feature.
Passenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.   Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is an optional feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Headlight washers Headlight washers is an optional feature.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.   Interior ambient lighting is an optional feature.
LEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.   Mirror tilt-down in reverse is a standard feature.
One or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.   Power-folding mirrors is an optional feature.
Mirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.   Steering-linked headlights is an optional feature.
Headlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.   Xenon HID headlights is an optional feature.
Provide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets  
Front sport buckets Front sport buckets is an optional feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature.
Aluminum trimReal aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.   Aluminum trim is an optional feature.
Real aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Door sill trim plates Door sill trim plates is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Heated second row seats Heated second row seats is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.   Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Manually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.   Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Manually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Memory system, driver seat Memory system, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.   Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Lower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.   Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Lower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, passenger seat Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, driver seat Power recliner, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, passenger seat Power recliner, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seatThe upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part.   Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat is an optional feature.
The upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part.
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seatThe upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part; especially useful when the seat is heavily reclined, to better support the upper back.   Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat is an optional feature.
The upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part; especially useful when the seat is heavily reclined, to better support the upper back.
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.   Synthetic leather seating surfaces is a standard feature.
A.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.   Wood trim is a standard feature.
Real wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Performance steering system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Performance steering system (optional) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Power steering coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Power steering cooler is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Sport suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.

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Option Package Contents

Convenience Tier

Features
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat
Body kit
Special exterior trim
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Front sport buckets
235/50HR18 tires

Premium Tier

Features
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Bluetooth cell phone link
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Compass
Power-folding mirrors
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Interior ambient lighting

Cold Weather Package

Features
Heated second row seats
Rear seat pass-through
Headlight washers
Ski sack

M Sport Package

Features
Running boards

Driving Assistance Plus Package

Features
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2009 BMW X3

2009 BMW X3 Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Most available features such as cd changer, docking station, trailer hitch are very expensive for this type of vehicle (high end) see full BMW X3 review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The price of the X3 runs up very fast as most desirable features are a la carte and expensive. The interior has some very poor design features. Opening the center console is rediculous. A segmented plastic piece makes it difficult to accomplish. see full BMW X3 review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Satellite radio required pre-wiring for dealer installation. Bluetooth phone link is primative compared to other vehicles. see full BMW X3 review