2013 BMW X3 Rockville, MD

2013 BMW X3 in Rockville

The 2013 BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover which is available in two trims with two different turbocharged engines. The xDrive28i and xDrive35i. The compact crossover blends the performance of a BMW sedan with the functionality of a utility vehicle. New features to this years model is the fuel saving stop-start feature, standard power lift gate, and a Driver Assistance Package which is optional. Safety features include; side curtain and impact airbags, an electronic stability system, and traction control to name a few. If you are looking for a new BMW X3 in Rockville, Washington DC, Bethesda or Gaithersburg, MD, then BMW of Rockville is your best bet. View our large BMW inventory today!


Driving the BMW X3

The X3 xDrive28i comes with a new turbocharged engine that has four-cylinders and pushes out 240 horsepower. Many of the facets that the xDrive28i have so does the 35i, just one major difference is the engine itself. The xDrive35i has an inline six-cylinder turbocharged, 300 horsepower engine. Special to the xDrive35i is a Lane Departure warning system which is part of the Driver Assistance Package, which is a head-up display. The X3 is part of hte new luxury crossover models that the BMW brand has been pushing of late. It provides drivers with a significant amount of horsepower. The most noticeable bit when driving the X3 is the control and handling. The X3 handles much like a sedan, tight turns and gives the driver a sporty feel.

Design of the 2013 X3

Exterior features specific to the xDrive28i is the chrome exhaust tip, besides that it shares a lot of the same design cues on the exterior with the xDrive35i. Standard interior has a simulated leather, with an option for real leather interior. Also standard is automatic climate control, and a CD stereo. Both X3 models offer an eight speed automatic transmission with a manual shift control and an option for an adaptive suspension.Some other available exterior features for both the 28i and 35i are the 19 inch alloy wheels, panoramic moonroof, and available headlight washers.

Model Lineup

The X3 xDrive28i comes with the very new turbocharged four-cylinder and offers features like the chrome exhaust tips, an eight speed automatic transmission, xDrive all-wheel drive system, 18 inch alloy wheels, Hill Descent Control, antiroll stabilizer bars, and a Dynamic Stability Control just to name a handful.

On the other hand the xDrive35i has automatic climate control, and a CD stereo which is standard. Simulated leather with an option for real leather upholstery. A lot of the features offered in the xDrive28i, are for the most part offered in the 35i, the only significant difference as mentioned is the engine itself. Other minor interior features 8-way power adjustable front seats with 2-way manual and driver seat memory. You can also expect the following; halogen free fog lamps, privacy glass, door handles in matching body color, gas pressure shock absorbers, and brake regeneration.


The 2013 BMW X3 Crossover Utility vehicle like many of the models throughout its entire lineup offers a perfect blend of performance and luxury. The turbocharged engines of both the xDrive28i and 35i generate remarkable power for a utility vehicle. But its the interior and added features like the leather interior, the automatic climate control and Driver Assistance Package that makes the experience fun, comfortable and impossible to forget.