BMW X3/X4 (Type G01/G02)
Engines: 150 hp (18d) to 510 hp (M Competition)
Price: from 28,500 euros
Occupant safety (Euro NCAP crash test 2017): 5 Stars
That’s him: Bigger and more digital with a freestanding 10.2″ monitor. The third X3-Generation based on the platform of 5ers. Thanks to the approximately five centimeters longer wheelbase, the rear offers more space. Fit into the more usable luggage compartment 550 to 1600 liters.
This is annoying: Lots of callbacks: about because of missing screw connection of the rear spoiler, faulty calipers, trouble with seat belts and airbags as well as electrical problems (xDrive30e and iX3).
BMW X3/X4 (Type F25/F26)
Construction time: 2010 to 2017
Engines: 143 hp (18d) to 313 hp (35d)
Price: from 11,500 euros
Occupant safety (Euro NCAP crash test 2011): 5 Stars
That’s him: 8.3 centimeters longer with more space. Revised engines, manual six-speed gearbox, great ZF eight-speed automatic is standard with more powerful engines, for the first time also adjustable dampers. The 2014 facelift brought a fresher look and a new diesel.
He can: Thanks to the improved suspension, you can ride comfortably and nimbly around corners. Also optimized: the noise insulation of the diesel.
BMW X3 (Type E83)
Construction time: 2003 to 2010
Engines: 150 hp (2.0) to 286 hp (3.0sd)
Price: from 3300 euros
Occupant safety (Euro NCAP crash test 2008): 4 stars
The G01 does not show any weaknesses in this chapter. On the other hand, the steering joints of the F25 are consistently criticized more frequently. In addition, springs and dampers weaken in the second HU, in the E83 more than twice as often as on average. The axles are stable in all three series and rust never occurs until old age.
MAngels on the headlights exceed the average in the fifth and seventh year. Their setting and the taillights give little cause for complaint. In contrast to the turn signals, which are criticized twice as often in the third HU as on average.
Everything in the green area – except for the parking brake function of the E83. The inspectors could not find any faults in the brake lines, only a few in the foot brake and brake hoses, and the brake discs also perform well.
The F25 in particular has problems here: it spills too much oil during the second HU and After five and seven years – like many BMWs – often rattles through the emissions test. In any case, it cannot be due to the very durable exhaust systems.