2018 BMW X3 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New for the 2018 BMW X3?
The silhouette of the X3 is longer and larger than before, modeled after the midsize X5. The base model is outfitted with 18-inch wheels, but can be upgraded with 19-inch versions as well as an aerodynamic body kit and chrome detailing. The stylish, elegant interior features a slimmer steering wheel and a new floating 10.25-inch touchscreen that rises out of the dash. The iDrive infotainment system can be controlled with either gesture recognition or a center console dial. Apple CarPlay allows seamless integration of your smartphone, and BMW's unique ParkNow app helps you find and pay for parking without a hassle. The dash also includes an enlarged driver information display.
The cabin is appointed with supportive sport seats, ambient lighting, reclining second-row seats, and three-zone automatic climate control. The 2018 BMW X3 isn't just comfortable, though; it's ready for your road trip with 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space and 62.7 cubic feet when the split-folding rear seats are completely flat.
Trims and Features
The 2018 BMW X3 comes in two trims. In addition to the features described above, the base model is equipped with LED headlights and taillights, roof rails, a power tailgate, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters with adjustable driving modes, and a rearview camera.
The sport-tuned M40i adds satellite radio, a panoramic sunroof, power lumbar seat adjustments, and keyless entry. It has exterior updates that include aggressively styled front and rear bumpers and larger wheels.
Both trims can be updated with an extensive array of packages and standalone features that make it easy for every driver to customize the X3 of their dreams.
Each of the 2018 BMW X3 trims comes with a distinct powertrain, both of which provide outstanding performance. The xDrive30i features a 248-horsepower turbo-four that provides 258 pound-feet of torque. If you opt for the performance M40i, you'll enjoy the jaw-dropping speed of 355 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque thanks to the turbo-six. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The M40i also includes specially tuned suspension that can be upgraded even further to an adaptive version.
The base engine gets an impressive zero to 60 time of six seconds, which the M40i slashes to 4.6. The respective top speeds of these powertrains are 130 and 150 miles per hour.
Standard safety features in this crossover include hill descent control and stability and traction control. Drivers can also opt to add a package of high-tech driver assistance features that includes blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. The upgraded package also includes lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear cross-traffic alert.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base BMW X3 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All BMW X3 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.