• BMW X3 3.0i

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Key facts

2003 BMW X3 3.0i E83 information summary

What body style?
off-road vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
4565 mm
How heavy?
1835 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2979 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
231 PS / 228 bhp / 170 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
300 Nm / 221 / 30.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.8 s
How fast?
224 km/h, 139 mph
How economical?
16.0/8.7/11.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
276.0 CO2 g/km


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2003 BMW X3 3.0i technical specifications


BMW X3 3.0i is a car that has a 5 door off-road vehicle body style with a front mounted engine delivering its power to all four wheels.
The BMW X3 3.0i is one of the E83 model family from BMW.
Its 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 228 bhp (231 PS/170 kW) at 5900 rpm and 300 Nm (221 lbft/30.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a stated 1835 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 224 km/h, which equates to 139 mph, officially stated fuel consumption figures are 16.0/8.7/11.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 276.0 g/km.
2003 BMW X3 3.0i data
2003 BMW X3 3.0i E83 data
Body type4/5 seater off-road vehicle
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2795 110
Track/tread (front) 1524 60
Track/tread (rear) 1542 60.7
Length 4565 179.7
Width 1853 73
Height 1674 65.9
Ground clearance 201 7.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 1835 kg 4045 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 67 litres 14.7 UK Gal 17.7 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.35
Frontal area 2.50
CdA 0.88
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2979 cc
(181.79 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 89.6 mm
3.31 × 3.53 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 231 PS (228 bhp) (170 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output 76.5 bhp/litre
1.25 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 300 Nm (221 ft·lb) (30.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 100.7 Nm/litre
1.22 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1265.5 kPa (183.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.7 s
Maximum speed 224 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 125.98 PS/g
92.65 kW/g
124.25 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.79 kg/kW
18.03 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 16.0/8.7/11.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km16.0/8.7/11.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre6.2/11.5/8.8 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG17.7/32.5/24.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG14.7/27.0/20.6 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 276.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 264.48 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels four wheel drive  
Torque split
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.70 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 17
Wheel size rear 8J x 17
Tyres front 235/60 R 17 99H
Tyres rear 235/60 R 17 99H
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 325 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 3.93
general ID113366
Production total
Model code
Model family E83
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 BMW X3 3.0i added 2003-09-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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