BMW X3 2004 E83

This generation of BMW X3 E83 has been produced from January, 2004 to September, 2006. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. 2004 BMW X3 comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This BMW is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 150 to 231 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 150 to 218 horsepower. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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BMW X3 2004 E83 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 9.3 to 12 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 7.2 to 9.1 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW X3 2004 E83 petrol engine version is BMW X3 2.0i, consuming 9.3 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW X3 2004 E83 diesel - BMW X3 2.0d for 100 kilometers consumes 7.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW X3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 6 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +6% for petrol engines and +6% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW X3 modification.

BMW X3 2004 E83 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 223 to 293 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 191 to 243 grams per kilometer. From BMW X3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW X3 2.0i which produces an average of 223 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW X3 diesels least CO2 distributes BMW X3 2.0d - 191 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.4 seconds has BMW X3 3.0d version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW X3 2.0i reaching this speed only in 12 seconds. The maximum top speed is 210 km/h for the 3.0 petrol 6-cylinder 231 hp version (BMW X3 3.0i) and 5 other versions.

Lenght of BMW X3 is 456 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - BMW X3 is about 16 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 1 cm shorter than Honda CR-V. BMW X3 gross weight is from 2200 to 2355 kg (depending on modification), which is about 9 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. BMW X3 trunk space is 480 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1560 litres.

This BMW is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4900 €. According to user reviews, average BMW X3 repair costs are 90 € per year. Users calculated BMW X3 2004 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3200 € cost per year and 0.29 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 20% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW X3 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW X3 prices and costs.

BMW X3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW X3 2005 2.0i 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.3 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2004 2.0d 4x4

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2004 2.5i 4x4 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2004 2.5i 4x4 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 12.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW X3 2004 3.0i 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (231 HP)

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2004 3.0i 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (231 HP)

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 12.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW X3 2004 3.0d 4x4 Jan 2004 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 204 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2004 3.0d 4x4 Jan 2004 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 204 HP 9.1 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW X3 2005 3.0d 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2006

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds

3.0 Diesel 218 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X3 2005 3.0d 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2006

Most powerfull diesel version (218 HP)

3.0 Diesel 218 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW X3 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

BMW X3 prices

BMW X3 2004 - 2006 crossover price in Latvia is from 3400 € to 6500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW X3 price is entirely high - BMW X3 is approximately for 10 percents more expensive then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2004 - 2006 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW X3 2006 price 4800 € 5500 € 6500 €
BMW X3 2005 price 4200 € 4900 € 5500 €
BMW X3 2004 price 3400 € 4200 € 5000 €

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BMW X3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW X3 reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2018 defects were detected in an average of 23.1 percent of BMW X3 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26.9%.

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BMW X3 2004 E83 features (options)

Percentage of BMW X3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
83%
Conditioning
78%
Rain sensor
70%
Tire pressure control
67%
Metallic paint
66%
Xenon headlights
52%
Adjustable steering wheel
49%
Cruise control
46%
Leather upholstery
45%
Roof bars (railings)
42%
Rear parking sensors
40%
Front parking sensors
36%
Heated seats
32%
Navigation
25%
Panoramic sunroof
23%
Dimming mirrors
19%
Electrically adjustable seats
17%
Sunroof
14%
Bi-xenon lights
13%

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BMW X3 reviews

Total 7 BMW X3 owner reviews

BMW X3 2005 Petrol 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox BMW X3 2005
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 13.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8
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   male, age 55
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