The 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV Sports Activity Vehicle

  • Combined 288 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
  • Combined 60 MPGe and 18 miles electric-only range.
  • Market launch February 2020.
  • MSRP of $48,550 plus $995 Destination.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 4, 2019…Today, BMW announces the newest Plug-In Hybrid member of the X family of Sports Activity Vehicles: the X3 xDrive30e. This is the first time a PHEV model has been available in the X3 line. Combining a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged gasoline engine with BMW’s eDrive technology featuring an electric motor and 12 kWh high-voltage battery, the new X3 PHEV achieves an estimated EPA 60 MPGe and offers up to 18 miles of emissions-free electric driving.
The X3 xDrive30e is built at Plant Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW Group’s largest global production plant. In mid-2019, Plant Spartanburg more than doubled its production capacity for the fourth-generation high-voltage batteries used in the X3 and upcoming X5 PHEV models.
BMW eDrive Powertrain
A 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine developing 181 hp @ 4,000 – 6,500 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,450 – 3,500 rpm is complemented by an electric traction motor, mounted within the transmission housing, developing 107 hp at 3,140 rpm and 77 lb.-ft. of torque @ 0 – 3,170 rpm. The combined power output is 288 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
A high-voltage 34 Ah / 12 kWh gross (9.09 kWh net) lithium-ion battery module located underneath the rear seats provides the storage capacity for electric-only and hybrid-mode driving. The PHEV variant of the X3 offers only 1.5 less cubic feet of volume behind the rear seats due to the careful packaging of the battery and fuel tank.
In the HYBRID driving mode, the new X3 xDrive30e can operate at speeds up to 68 mph on electric power alone. Emissions-free and fuel-free ELECTRIC mode allows driving at up to 84 mph. The standard Active Protection for Pedestrians features an exterior speaker system to generate an unmistakable sound created specifically for electrified BMWs when operating in electric-only mode at speeds up to 20 mph.
Driver Assistance Systems

The new X3 xDrive30e offers standard and optional systems to enhance both comfort and safety. Standard are the Active Guard Package with Daytime Pedestrian Detection and Frontal Collision warning with City Collision mitigation and the Active Protection Package with Automatic front seat belt tensioning, Automatic closing of windows and moonroof, Fatigue and Focus alert and Post-crash braking.
The optional Driving Assistance Package includes Lane Departure Warning and Active Blind Spot Detection systems, which help the driver to guide the car back onto the correct path with a steering input. The Driving Assistant’s functions also include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, thereby reducing the risk of a collision when reversing into roads that are obstructed from the driver’s view.
The optional Driving Assistant Plus Package offers the full complement of advanced assistance systems including Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Traffic Jam Assistant, Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance, Evasion Aid and Front Cross-Traffic Alert.
BMW iDrive 7
The standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional features iDrive 7, a 12.3-inch high-resolution digital instrument cluster display and a 10.25-inch digital touch screen Control Display with Navigation, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility. This latest generation of BMW iDrive delivers intuitive multimodal interaction between driver and vehicle using a combination of voice, touch screen or haptic iDrive rotary controller or steering wheel controls.   
Exterior Colors
Two non-metallic colors are standard and eight optional metallic paint finishes are available on the X3 xDrive30e.
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
Interior Trim
The BMW X3 xDrive30e offers a selection of two standard SensaTec and six optional Vernasca Leather interior upholstery.
  • Canberra Beige / Black SensaTec
  • Black SensaTec
  • Canberra Beige / Black Vernasca Leather with contrast stitching
  • Black Vernasca Leather with contrast stitching
  • Black Vernasca Leather with Blue contrast stitching
  • Mocha Vernasca Leather with contrast stitching
  • Oyster Vernasca Leather with contrast stitching
  • Cognac Vernasca leather with contrast stitching
Standard interior trim is Dark Oak Wood. Alternatively, available trims include:
  • Aluminum
  • Fineline Cove Wood Matte Finish Wood
  • Grey Poplar Wood
Standard and optional equipment
Standard equipment includes:
  • X-Line vehicle trim
  • 18-inch Y-spoke Style 688 alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires
  • Sport 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Active Guard
  • Daytime Pedestrian Detection
  • Frontal Collision warning with City Collision mitigation
  • Active Protection
  • Automatic front seat belt tensioning
  • Automatic closing of windows and moonroof
  • Fatigue and Focus alert
  • Post-crash braking
  • Connected Package Professional
    • Advanced Real-Time Traffic information
    • On-Street Parking information
    • Hazard Preview
    • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
    • Remote Door Unlock
    • BMW Connected App
    • Concierge Services
    • BMW Intelligent personal Assistant
  • Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 with 12.3-inch instrument and 10.25-inch center control displays.
  • Apple CarPlay compatibility with 1 year All Access subscription
  • WiFi hotspot with 3 month or 3GB trial
  • Alarm system
  • Hands-free Bluetooth and USB audio connections
  • Power front Sport seats
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors
  • Automatic climate control
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat with backrest adjustment
  • Anthracite headliner
  • Dark Oak wood trim
  • LED fog lamps and LED headlights with cornering lights
  • Privacy glass
  • Park Distance control
  • Power tailgate
  • Rear-view camera
  • Acoustic Protection for pedestrians
Optional Packages include:
Convenience Package
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All Access subscription
Driving Assistance Package
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane departure Warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Speed Limit information
Driving Assistance Plus Package
  • Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance
  • Evasion Aid
  • Front cross-traffic alert
Dynamic Handling Package
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • M Sport Brakes
  • Performance Control
  • Variable Sport steering
M Sport Package
  • Standard suspension
    • or Dynamic Damper Control
    • or Dynamic Handling Package
  • 19-inch M Double-spoke bicolor Style 698M wheels with all-season run-flat tires
    • or 19-inch M Double-spoke bicolor Style 698M wheels with performance run-flat tires
    • or 20-inch M Double-spoke bicolor Style 699M wheels with performance run-flat tires
  • Roof rails in high-gloss Shadowline
  • SensaTec dashboard
  • Aluminum Rhombicle trim
    • or Aluminum trim
    • or Fineline Cove Matte Finish Wood trim
    • or Grey Poplar Wood trim
  • M Steering wheel
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • Shadowline exterior trim
Parking Assistance Package
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Active Park Distance Control
  • Surround View with 3D View
Premium Package
  • Heated front seats
    • Or Heated front & rear seats
  • Heated Steering wheel
  • Head-Up Display
  • Lumbar support
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All Access subscription
Executive Package
  • Heated Steering wheel
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
    • or Heated front and rear seats
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Adaptive Full LED lights
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Head-Up Display
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All Access subscription
  • Gesture Control
  • Vernasca Leather
  • Active Park Distance Control
  • Surround View with 3D View
Stand Alone Options include:
  • 19-inch Y-spoke Style 693 ferric grey alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires.
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Rear manual side-window shades
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Aluminum trim
    • or Fineline Cove Finish Wood trim
    • or Grey Poplar Wood trim
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Harman Kardon surround sound system
  • Wireless Charging
  • Acoustic Glass
    X3 xDrive30e
Seats -- 5
Number of Doors -- 4
Drive type -- AWD
Length inches 185.9
Width inches 74.4
Height inches 66
Width including mirrors inches 84.2
Wheelbase inches 112.8
Ground clearance inches 8
Turning radius feet 19.7
Shoulder width front inches 57.6
Shoulder room rear inches 56
Legroom front inches 40.3
Legroom rear inches 36.4
Headroom front inches 41.1
Headroom rear inches 39.1
Trunk volume ft³ 27.2 – 59.4
Fuel Tank capacity gallons 13.2
Curb weight lbs. 4,586
Gross vehicle weight lbs. 5,776
Payload lbs. 904
Weight distribution, front / rear % 47.6 / 52.4
Gasoline engine type -- B46B20O1 SULEV30
Cylinders -- 4
Valves per cylinder -- 4
Bore x Stroke mm 82.0 x 94.6
Displacement cm³ 1,998
Compression rate :1 10.2
Engine power hp 181 @ 4,000 – 6,500 
Engine torque lb.-ft. 258 @ 1,450 – 3,500
Fuel type   Premium
Electrical machine   Electric traction type
Power hp 107 @ 3,140
Torque lb.-ft. 77 @ 0 – 3,170
High-voltage battery Ah 34 lithium-ion
Battery capacity, gross (net) kWh 12 (9.09)
Combined power / torque   288 hp / 310 ft-lbs.
Charging, 0 – 80% 3.7 kW (1.1 kW) hours 2.1 (7.8)
Charging, 0 – 100% 3.7 kW (1.1 kW) hours 3.0 (10.9)
Transmission type -- GA8P75HZ
Transmission type -- automatic
Gear ratio, 1st  :1 4.71
2nd  :1 3.14
3rd  :1 2.1
4th  :1 1.67
5th  :1 1.29
6th  :1 1
7th  :1 0.84
8th  :1 0.64
Final drive :1 3.39
Reverse :1 3.32
Power-steering type -- EPS
Steering ratio :1 16.8
18” Tires standard, front / rear -- 225/60R18 A/S run-flat
18” Wheels standard, front / rear inches 18 x 7.0
19” Tires optional, front / rear   245/50R19 A/S run-flat
19” Wheels optional front / rear inches 19 x 7.5
20” Tires optional, front   245/45R20 Perf. run-flat
20” Tires optional, rear   275/40R20 Perf. run-flat
20” Wheels optional, front / rear inches  20 x 8.0 / 20 x 9.5
Track, front  inches 63.8
Rear, track inches 64.4
Cx -- 0.31
0-60 mph seconds 5.9
Top speed mph 130
EPA Fuel Economy MPGe 60
EPA estimated electric range miles 18

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California;  a technology office in Silicon Valley, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and assembles the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles as well as the BMW XM. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 350 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 144 BMW motorcycle retailers, 104 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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To the extent that historical press releases reference BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC as the manufacturer of certain X model vehicles, the referenced vehicles are manufactured in South Carolina with a combination of U.S origin and imported parts and components.