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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $40,390 $43,315
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $46,186 $49,530
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $47,655 $51,105
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $43,095 $46,215
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,890 $52,430
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $50,359 $54,005
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,390
$35,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,315
$38,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.100 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.500 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 59.900 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.200 57.3
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Leg Room (in) 37.700 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.700 39.1
Third Hip Room (in) 51.800 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.700 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.100 39.9
Third Head Room (in) 38.000 -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.200 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.100 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 90.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.100 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 51.100 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.000 110.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.700 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.800 74.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.200 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.700 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.300 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 221.300 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.700 -
Height, Overall (in) 77.700 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) - 183.0
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 130.800 56.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.900 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 42.600 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 60.200 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 85.500 19.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.300 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.503 x 1.338 12.9 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.169 x 0.866 13.0 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.500 17.7
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.930 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.000 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P275/65R18 P245/50R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P275/65R18 P245/50R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1335 794
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8900 5291
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2922 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2922 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 260 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code 995 N20
Displacement 5.4L/330 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.140 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.170 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.400 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.340 3.14
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Code 131" WB -
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition EL BMW X3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.900 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Joint Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.417 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.730 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.900 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type - TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
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