2023 BMW X3 M Safety and Reliability

BMW X3 M Reliability Rating

2023 X3 M Safety

There is no official safety review for the BMW X3 M specifically, but the regular X3 has been tested. The X3 attained a full five-star overall safety score from the NHTSA for 2023, and top marks in all other categories - rollover tests scored four of five, however. The IIHS awarded only top marks for all categories, and awarded a Top Safety Pick + title for 2022 models.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 X3 M Key Safety Features

For the most part, BMW has equipped the X3 M to a high standard in terms of safety. Dynamic stability control, hill descent control, four-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes, and brake fade compensation are all standard. The airbag suite includes head airbags for occupants in both rows, dual front airbags, and dual front-side airbags.

BMW's Active Guard suite includes lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, and automatic city collision mitigation and braking. The Active Driving Assistant is a system made up of active blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and speed limit information. The SUV also gets post-crash braking, fatigue/focus alert, automatic high beams, BMW Assist eCall, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

The optional Driving Assistance Professional Package adds an extended traffic jam assistant, a steering and lane control assistant, an evasion aid, and an emergency stop assistant. Other options are a head-up display and an automatic parking assistant.

BMW X3 M TrimsBase
Back-Up CameraS
Cross-Traffic AlertO
Rear Parking AidS
Blind Spot MonitorS
Lane Departure WarningO
Lane Keeping AssistO
Night VisionN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorS
Brake AssistS
Stability ControlS
Traction ControlS

2023 X3 M Reliability

Although the X3 M hasn't been specifically rated by J.D. Power, the standard X3 range attained an excellent quality and reliability rating of 85 out of 100. 2023 models were recall-free at the time of writing, but 2022 models were subject to two recalls from the NHTSA - one for a fuel rail that may crack and leak, and another for internal transmission leaks.

Like other BMWs, the X3 is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and four years of roadside assistance. Three years or 36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance are offered as well.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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