The generous storage concept offers a multitude of storage options and practical cup holders. The large open storage compartments in the doors are particularly useful. The compartments in the front doors can comfortably accommodate a 1.5-litre bottle, while those in the rear can accommodate a 1-litre bottle. There are also two cup holders with roller cover in front of the gear lever.
The two closable glove compartments in the front, a storage compartment with cover under the centre armrest between the seats and an open compartment in the rear centre console are also available for storage.
The BMW X3 offers plenty of space to do whatever you like – perfect for all the challenges that life brings with it every day. Whether you’re on the way to the office, on a major journey or travelling to the theatre, the spacious interior offers passengers supreme comfort in every situation. There’s room for nearly everything thanks to the numerous stowage possibilities, including closable cup holders positioned in the centre console. The 550-litre luggage compartment can be expanded to accommodate 1,600 litres. The optional rear seat bench with a 40:20:40 split allows you to arrange the available space to suit your requirements. And for even more space flexibility, there’s the optional storage package, which includes additional luggage nets, a reversible liner and numerous fastening options.
Innovative and easy to operate – the Comfort Access system makes it possible to open the vehicle doors and start the engine without having to use the car key. The key, which may be in a trouser pocket or briefcase, is automatically recognised upon approaching the car. Once the door has been automatically unlocked, the driver can get in and start the engine by pressing the Start/Stop button.
The Comfort Access system also includes the Smart Opener function. An integrated sensor detects a short, directed wave of the foot below the rear bumper and the tailgate opens and closes automatically without being touched.
The Comfort Access system relies on key authentication to ensure security.
CONTACTLESS OPENING OF THE TAILGATE.
When someone wants to open the luggage compartment after a shopping spree, they usually have to awkwardly search for the key in their bags while standing in front of the car with their arms full. This becomes unnecessary with the innovative Comfort Access system, which – in conjunction with the automatic tailgate operation – enables contactless opening of the tailgate. A quick, directed wave of the foot under the rear bumper allows the tailgate to be opened via sensor.
It then unlocks and swings open on its own. Sensors installed at different heights in the rear bumper detect the wave of the foot and open the luggage compartment. This innovative feature from BMW ConnectedDrive makes opening and loading the luggage compartment more convenient. Access is only granted when the system also detects the presence of an authorised car key.
The function for contactless opening of the tailgate is not available in connection with the optional M Sport package.
TRAILER TOW HITCH WITH ELECTRONICALLY ADJUSTABLE TOW BALL.
The trailer tow hitch with electronically adjustable tow ball is particularly convenient. The hitch is not visible during drives without a trailer, when it is stowed under the rear apron. This feature also includes trailer stability control.
If the system detects that the trailer is swaying dangerously, it selectively applies Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) to stabilise it again. The maximum trailer load is 2,400 kg, depending on the engine.