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BMW X1 vs. BMW X3

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 BMW X3


Starting MSRP

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo

Base Engine

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo
228 hp


248 hp
27/1 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

28.7 cubic feet

When San Francisco drivers compare BMW X1 and X3 configuration options, it’s clear there are a few more offerings with the X3. The BMW X1 is a concrete example of simple sport activity performance paired with robust power. The BMW X1 is available in two trims: the X1 sDrive28i or the X1 xDrive28i (intelligent AWD). Both drivetrains come paired with a powerful 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine. Review their specs below:

    • 228 hp
    • 258 lb-ft of torque
    • Top speed of 130 mph

The BMW X3 base engine is also the BMW 2.0L TwinPower Turbo, but its remarkable design gives it a few more ponies at 248 horsepower. Another difference between the BMW X1 vs. X3 is that the X3 offers an M performance series and hybrid model. The X3 M40i has a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo that provides:

  • 382 hp
  • 368 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4-second 0-60 mph acceleration time

The hybrid X3 xDrive30e has an integrated electric motor, providing for:

  • 288 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 340-mile EV range

BMW X1 vs. X3: Dimensions

Depending on your driving needs around Redwood City, size may be the ultimate deciding factor when you compare BMW models. The X3 is longer and provides more cargo space for those drives out to Redwood City. The X1 is more compact, making it better for tight corners and parking spaces. Compare BMW X1 and X3 dimensions and capacities below:

BMW X1 Dimensions:

  • Exterior Length: 175.5 inches
  • Exterior Width: 71.7 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 27.1 cubic feet
  • Seats: 5
  • Second Row Legroom: 37.0 inches

BMW X3 Dimensions:

  • Exterior Length: 185.9 inches
  • Exterior Width: 74.4 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 28.7 inches
  • Seats: 5
  • Second Row Legroom: 36.4 inches

Compare BMW Models at Peter Pan BMW Today

If you’re ready to compare BMW X1 and X3 models in person, head into Peter Pan BMW near Burlingame. We are happy to get you behind the wheel of both SAVs to decide which is right for your lifestyle and budget. Don’t forget to review our new vehicle specials. Contact us today!

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