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Used BMW X3 for Sale

Used BMW X3 for Sale offer a more affordable option to owning one of the top Luxury SUVs currently sold in South Africa. Marketed as a Sports Activity Vehicle, the X3 is still very much a Compact Luxury Crossover SUV and is one of the primary vehicles which is manufactured in the BMW plant situated in Rosslyn, Pretoria.

There are currently three X3 Generations available in South Africa, which are:

3rd Generation BMW X3 SUV
2018 – Today

Designed by Australian Calvin Luk, the latest generation of X3 first went on sale in late 2017 as a new 2018 model. It is the first luxury BMW SUV to include plug-in hybrid technology as part of its growth plan, which has proven to be a big move for BMW.

Model variants which are currently available are:

  • xDrive20d
  • xDrive30d
  • xDrive30i
  • M40in

Did You Know? This latest version of the BMW x3 now includes 5-series technology such as optional gesture control (not available in all countries), LED exterior and interior lighting, and the BMW iDrive 6.0 system with includes a 12.5-inch widescreen touch-screen monitor which enhances the standard BMW navigation system available on all current X3 BMW Models. This has helped to catapult the X5 into one of the most desirable car categories in the world and made it a “must have vehicle” in its class.

3rd Generation BMW X3 at a Glance

Power Train


  • Petrol:
  • 2.0 L turbocharged
  • 3.0 L turbocharged
  • Diesel:
  • 2.0 L turbo-diesel
  • 3.0 L turbo-diesel


  • 8-speed automatic


  • 2,864 mm

Vehicle Length

  • 4,708 mm

Vehicle Width

  • 1,891 mm

Vehicle Height

  • 1,676 mm

2nd Generation BMW X3 SUV
2011 – 2017

Unveiled for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Second Generation X3 was an all American car that was built and then shipped out of BMWs American plant in Greer, South Carolina. At launch all models were “all wheel drive”, but other 2-wheel drive models were added at a later date.

In 2014 the X3 underwent a design overhaul, and the 2015 year model received both an interior and an exterior facelift. Improvements over older models included:

  • Optional LED headlights
  • A new redesigned kidney grille
  • New front and rear bumpers
  • A centre console upgrade that now included optional automatic climate control, new cup holders, a new upholstery design and a new optional xLine equipment package.

Did You Know? The two millionth vehicle produced at BMW’s American manufacturing plant in Greer was a Second Generation X3. Today this vehicle sits in a place of honour at the Spartanburg Plant to commemorate this milestone

2nd Generation BMW X3 at a Glance

Power Train


  • Petrol:
  • 2.0 L
  • 3.0 L
  • Diesel:
  • 2.0 L
  • 3.0 L


  • 6-speed manual
  • 8-speed automatic


  • 2,810 mm

Vehicle Length

  • 4,652 mm

Vehicle Width

  • 1,884 mm

Vehicle Height

  • 1,713 mm

1st Generation BMW X3 SUV
2003 – 2010

Originally seen as a the xActivity concept vehicle in early 2003, the world was surprised by the launch of the first generation BMW X3 later that same year. All first generation models of the X3 were sold with automatic four-wheel drive system marketed as xDrive and were an instant hit both here in South Africa and abroad.

There were numerous upgrades and facelifts made to the BMW X3 during its first generation production run between 2003 and 2010. These included major updates for the 2004 BMW X3, the 2006 BMW X3, and the 2007 BMW X3.

Did You Know? The original X3 3.0i was one of the first recipients of the Best Sports Utility Vehicle during the Canadian Car of the Year Awards in 2005

1st Generation BMW X3 at a Glance

Power Train


  • Petrol:
  • 2.0 L
  • 2.5 L
  • 3.0 L
  • Diesel:
  • 2.0 L
  • 3.0 L


  • 6-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual


  • 2,795 mm

Vehicle Length

  • 2004–08: 4,564 mm
  • 2009–10: 4,570 mm

Vehicle Width

  • 1,855 mm

Vehicle Height

  • 2007–08: 1,675 mm
  • 2004–06: 1,673 mm
  • 2009–10: 1,673 mm


Q: What model derivatives are available in South Africa?
A: There are four BMW X3 models which are available in South Africa! These are the xDrive20d, xDrive30d, xDrive30i and the M40i.

Q: What is the power and torque output of the BMW X3?
A: xDrive20d has a power out of 140kW at 4000 rpm with a torque of 400 Nm between 1750 – 2500 rpm. The xDrive30d has a power output of 195 kW at 4000 rpm and a torque of 620 Nm between 2000 – 2500 rpm. The xDrive30i has a power out of 185 kW between 5200 – 6500 rpm and torque of 350 Nm between 1450 – 4800 rpm. The final M40i model has a power out of 265 kW between 5500 – 6500 rpm and torque of 500 NM between 1520 – 4800 rpm. Please note that these figures are for the current third-generation Used BMW X3 for Sale at Group1. If you are purchasing an older previous generation X3, then please enquire with one of our sales team about the power and torque specifications of the vehicle you are interested in.

Q: What is the rear luggage capacity of the BMW X3?
A: Depending on the rear seating positions the rear boot luggage capacity can be expanded from 550 litres to an incredible 1600 litres.

Used BMW X3 Prices

If you’re looking to own a more affordable X3 SUV, then take a look at the Used BMW X3 Prices on this page! We guarantee the quality of the Used X3 vehicles which we sell, and their prices are determined by a number of factors, including:

  • The generation (1st, 2nd or current 3rd) of the X3 you’re interested in
  • The overall mileage of the X3 in question
  • The trim level of the X3 you’re looking at (xDrive20d, xDrive30d, xDrive30i or the M40i in the current generation)
  • The availability of any remaining BMW X3 Warranty or Service Plan (almost new models only)
  • The physical and mechanical condition of the X3 (we only sell vehicles which are in the best possible condition – Guaranteed!)

The quality of the Used Luxury BMW X3 SUV vehicles you’ll find on this site is some of the best in South Africa, and all of them are available to test drive and purchase at one of our Group1 Pre-owned showrooms in Gauteng, The Western Cape, and The Eastern Cape:

Purchase a Used BMW X3 in the Western Cape

With 3 Group1 Pre-owned Showrooms strategically situated around the Western Cape, you’ll easily find a Used BMW X3 for Sale in Cape Town, The Boland and the Garden Route at:

Group1 Pre-Owned Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Group1 Cars Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 201 1867

Group1 Cars Kuils River
Tel: 021 903 0500

Group1 Cars Strand
Tel: 021 891 2866

Group1 Cars George
Tel: 044 008 5041

Group1 Cars Knysna
Tel: 044 302 2600

Purchase a Used BMW X3 in Gauteng

There is no better way to announce that you’ve arrived than in a BMW X3, and now you can find some of the most affordable models of the BMW X3 for Sale in Johannesburg at one of two Group1 Pre-owned Showrooms:

Group1 Cars Midrand
Tel: 087 057 9788

Group1 Cars Alberton
Tel: 010 593 4393

Group1 Pre-Owned Gleneagles
Tel: 011 210 7600

Purchase a Used BMW X3 in the Eastern Cape

With their ability to take on both long distances and urban stop/start journeys with ease (and a whole new level of comfort), the Used BMW X3 for Sale at Group1 Pre-owned in the Eastern Cape have proven to be one of the top-selling Luxury SUVs at our two showrooms found at:

Group1 Cars Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

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