BMW X3 – Petrol or Diesel?

October 29, 2020

BMW X3 | Petrol vs. Diesel

The BMW X3’s are back in stock and ready to go out on our popular Car Subscription Service, Flexi-rental (90 days plus) or Short-Term Car Lease contracts (6, 9 and 12 month car leases).

But you’ve now got a choice of Petrol or Diesel! Lets have a look at the comparisons:

BMW X3 xDrive 20i M Sport Auto

  • Engine Power: 184 PS
  • Fuel Economy: 42.2mpg
  • CO2 Emissions: 182 g/km
  • 0 to 62mph: 8.3 seconds
  • Max Torque: 300Nm @ 1350 rpm
  • Max Power: 184 PS @ 5000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 133mph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 65 litres

BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport Auto

  • Engine Power: 190 PS
  • Fuel Economy: TBC mpg
  • CO2 Emissions: 157 g/km
  • 0 to 62mph: 7.9 seconds
  • Max Torque: 400Nm @ 1750 rpm
  • Max Power: 190 PS @ 4000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 132mph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 litres

So which version is for you?

This all depends on the mileage you do and of course, your personal preferences. We’ve got a lot of customers who have purposely moved away from Diesel cars, this could be because they prefer driving a Petrol or they are using a Petrol as part of their journey from Diesel to Petrol to Hybrid to Fully Electric.

If you’re a high mileage driver, then the Diesel might make more sense, but if you’re only doing 1,000 miles per month, then the Petrol might make more sense. At the time of writing, Petrol is cheaper at the pump than Diesel and there shouldn’t be much difference in fuel economy.

With the comparisons above, the Diesel is marginally quicker and provides more torque, but this is pretty normal in the Diesel Vs. Petrol fight.

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Short-Term Car Solutions

We’ll have a quick look at the different options that we offer the BMW X3 on, and we’ll try and cover the benefits of all the services:

BMW X3 Car Subscription

Our popular car subscription service is extremely welcome in the uncertain times that we’re currently in, due to Covid-19. There are pro’s and con’s to the subscription service, so lets have a look:


  • Just 1 month minimum commitment
  • Competitive prices, with no long-term commitment to get best price
  • New and Nearly New Cars with delivery mileage
  • Maintenance, RFL and Warranty included
  • All you need to do is fuel and insure
  • Low Start-up Costs (STS)
  • True flexibility: Pause, Upgrade or Downgrade with ease
  • No Documentation Fee
  • Vehicles generally in-stock ready-to-go


  • Delivery is optional, collection is available from our fleet centre
  • Collection is optional also
  • Lower mileage as standard than our flexi-rental options
  • Can work out more expensive than our flexi-rental and fixed contracts
  • Maintenance mandatory

Latest Offers: BMW X3 Car Subscription Offers

BMW X3 Flexi-rental (90 Days or more)

The flexi-rental service is a much better option for those that need a vehicle for 90 days or more, yet want to retain the flexibility to return the car with little notice. Lets have a look at the Pro’s and Con’s:


  • Free Delivery in England & Wales
  • Available to Expat’s and New Start Business Owners (STS)
  • Generous Mileage Allowances
  • Maintenance Included on most vehicles
  • Vehicles can be kept upto 12 Months unlike other companies
  • Warranty, RFL and Breakdown Assistance Included
  • 5 working days notice to return the vehicle
  • Low Start-up Costs
  • Flexible to work around you and your needs
  • Vehicles generally in-stock ready to be delivered


  • Collection is chargeable unless swapping into another vehicle
  • Chargeable Documentation Fee
  • More expensive than Fixed contracts
  • 90 day minimum term to get the advertised rate

Latest Offers: BMW X3 Flexi-rental Offers

BMW X3 Short-Term Car Lease

As of today’s date, we’ve got the BMW X3 listed on 6, 9 and 12 month car leases. This changes on an hourly basis depending on stock levels and manufacturer support, but here are the pro’s and con’s of a fixed short-term car lease:


  • Generally cheaper than Flexi and Car Subscription
  • Free delivery in England & Wales
  • Generous Mileage Allowances
  • Guaranteed to stay in car for the duration
  • Warranty, RFL and Breakdown Assistance Included
  • Range of Payment Profiles to suit budgets
  • Available for Expats/New Start Business (STS)


  • Cannot be extended or reduced without penalties
  • Maintenance is generally optional
  • Chargeable Documentation Fee
  • Collection is chargeable unless having a new car from Cocoon
  • Not a flexible contract

Latest Offers: BMW X3 Fixed Short-Term Car Leases

BMW X3 Long-Term Lease Offers

If short-term car leases isn’t for you, then we offer the Find a Car Lease service. Complete our online form in 3 minutes and our team will search the market using no less than 12 different funders on top of the manufacturer backed schemes from Alphabet, Daimler and VWFS.

Click on the highlighted link and request your no obligation car lease quotes.

More Information

If you would like more information on the BMW X3 or any other models that we offer, please get in touch with the Cocoon Vehicles team on 01332 290173 or complete the Online Form below.

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