The 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i review

The 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i review


If you’re optioning an X3 xDrive30i, start with the standard “xLine design theme.”

The executive tier adds the convenience, premium, and executive packages in one big bundle. That means gesture control, a heads-up display, surround-view cameras, a navigation system, a panoramic moonroof and about a dozen other features that transform it from a basic Bavarian to a tech-forward premium SUV.

You’ll be forking over $9,650 more than a standard X3, but the luxurious and well-implemented technology is the core competency of this BMW, so it’s worth paying up for. Add $550 if you want a color other than black or white.

$300 buys you Apple CarPlay and $2600 buys you the Driver Assistance Plus package, adding semi-autonomous capability and a slew of life-saving active safety features to your new BMW. For $875, the awesome Harman Kardon audio system is a no-brainer.

Add in destination, and you’re at $57,620 for the whole package.