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You can find 93 different trims for the BMW X3 and their corresponding recommended oil type.
The years available stretch from 2004 through to 2023 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
Classed as a luxury compact crossover SUV, the BMW X3 features the benefits of a car mixed with the benefits of an SUV.
Beginning production in 2003 the car was a big hit right away as those who liked the larger X5 model could finally justify buying their own smaller version.
Engine choices on offer were noticeably smaller than the X5 though this helped the car appeal to buyers who typically used a mid-size car (like the 3-Series) before.
Underneath the car is the same chassis as the 3-Series model though slightly up-rated to cope with the increased weight from the heavier SUV body.
Ever since then the sales hit new records each year with 2018 setting a new record of just above 200,000 cars sold by BMW.
BMW tuning arm Alpina offered their own version of the crossover SUV called the XD3 and features their own 383bhp quad-turbo version of the diesel engine.
2020 saw the introduction of the iX3, an all-electric model from the German automobile manufacturer that won't be sold in the USA due to its limited range.