Plug-in hybrid luxury suvs are all the rage in 2021. This year BMW, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes, and others are all offering electrified versions of their popular SUVs. BMWs lineup now includes two. In addition to a plug-in hybrid version of its popular X5, the German brand has also created the first plug-in version of its X3. Built in South Carolina, the 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e competes with plug-in versions of the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Lincoln Corsair, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e.
Though it’s still best known for its sports sedans and high-performance SUVs, BMW has been a serious player in the business of hybrids for quite a while. In fact, the German automaker has offered many electrified models over the last half-decade or so, and today its lineup is bursting with hybridized versions of its most popular cars and SUVs. With its mix of space, style, impressive fuel efficiency, and performance, the new X3 xDrive30e is one of its best.