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BMW X3 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 BMW X3 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 110.6 in
Length 183.0 in
Width 74.1 in
Height 65.4 in
Curb Weight 4112 lb.
Fuel Capacity 17.7 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 39.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.0 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.8 in
Total Legroom 76.7 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 27.6 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 63.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 Thanks partly to power-adjustable side bolsters, the X3's optional sport seats are both supportive and comfortable. They're firm where you want them to be firm, yet (unlike those in the Audi and Mercedes-Benz) cushy where you want them to be cushy. The Volvo XC60's seats are also very comfortable, but can't quite match the BMW's lateral support. You sit substantially higher than in a BMW sedan, both relative to the ground and to the instrument panel. The windshield is more distant than in the original X3, making the current one seem considerably larger, but it remains more upright than in most recently designed crossovers. The forward visibility many people buy a crossover to get can be gotten here. Rear seat legroom increased by an inch with the 2011 redesign, and is now competitive. A couple of adults will fit, so there's no compelling functional reason to step up to the X5 unless you require tall people to be comfortable back there. see full BMW X3 review
 

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2012 BMW X3 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim xDrive28i xDrive35i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
240 hp@6600
221 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1200
Standard Transmission8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWD
Standard Tires245/55HR17 tires245/50WR18 tires
Optional Tires245/50WR18 tires245/45WR19 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3 Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 I love the sound and feel of a finely tuned, normally-aspirated inline six-cylinder engine as much as anyone. But I've got to grant that the new turbocharged four outperforms the engine it replaced. Peak horsepower is the same, 240, but it arrives 1,600 rpm sooner, at a much more accessible 5,000 rpm. Through the midrange, where engines spend most of their time in typical suburban driving, the four is much stronger, as indicated by its peak torque (260 vs. 221 pound-feet). Boost lag is usually undetectable. The X3 xDrive35i's turbocharged six (300 hp, 300 lb-ft) can get to 60 mph about a second quicker (official times are 5.5 vs. 6.6), but doesn't feel much stronger in daily driving. The primary advantage of the six over the four remains sound and feel. At idle the four vibrates and sounds somewhat like a diesel engine. It sounds better and feels smoother when revved, and happily visits the red line, but it can't sing like a six. Either engine is paired with a mandatory eight-speed automatic that has a ratio for any situation and readily provides it. While most shifts are smooth, the transmission sometimes bumps into lower gears as you slow to a stop. In Sport mode, the transmission reacts more quickly, shifts more firmly, and holds a lower gear when not accelerating. But due to the last it can't be used all the time without doing serious harm to fuel economy. see full BMW X3 review
 

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2012 BMW X3 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
X3 with 2.0 turbo has good power and comfort and so far decent reliability. This is my wifes (dream) car but I get to drive it on the weekend. Favorite features: power lift gate, sound system, NAV, balance of sport/comfort ride qulaity, 8 speed auto. Overall great ride quality and utility. Get around 23mpg all around. Only issue is X3 is a bit overpriced. We leased after a lot of negotiation. Got loyalty money from bmw etc. Will be checking out other SUV offerings at the end of the lease to see what we want to do. I think that CX5, RAV4, Forester have all come a long way esp the Forester 2.0 turbo. see full BMW X3 review
 

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2012 BMW X3 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV xDrive28i 37,100 34,310 895
4dr SUV xDrive35i 42,700 39,465 895

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