The BMW X3 has been the car that started the mid century SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) section in 2003. Since then, BMW has documented more than 1.5 million new registrations of this X3 across both model generations so far. And now the brand new BMW X3 is set to write another chapter in this success story with an even more striking, dynamic design language, powerful yet also efficient drive systems and luxurious appointments. Like most members of this successful X family, it blends standout driving qualities in any terrain using unrestricted regular usability.
2018 BMW X3 Exterior and Interior
The X3’s layout is evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary, using a similar upright profile as the old vehicle, an imposing front end and pointed headlights. Angular lower air intakes along with muscular creases down the side and back help split the bodywork. The company’s familiar dual kidney grilles are expanded in comparison with the older model and also dominate the opposite end.
The X3 has exploded marginally compared to the car it replaces, while weighing around 55kg significantly less — the effect of a modular, flexible platform which underpins an assortment of newer BMWs including the 5 Series. This means it has both more inside space and carrying power compared to the older design, while also offering both more functionality and greater fuel economy.
The new cottage is an advancement over the previous model’s plain-looking inside thanks into neater central console and also high-tech features such as electronic dials and a bigger infotainment screen. The newest cabin features lavish leather, soft-touch plastics plus a center console pointed in the direction of the driver.
Indoors, there is more passenger space than the version it replaces, while boot space stands at 550 liters, expanding to 1,600 in the event that you fold the rear seats. It’ll feature the firm’s most current drive with arrow controller, allowing you to switch board functions with just a wave of the hand.
2018 BMW X3 Under the Hood
The X3 is going to be started using a 184hp 2.0-liter gasoline engine that dispatches 0-62mph at 8.3 seconds and returns a maintained 39mpg. A more effective version features 252hp and will cover 0-62mph at a hot-hatch fearing 6.3 seconds and maintain 38mpg. A high-performance M40i version wearing a 360hp 3.0-liter petrol will also be available and also is capable of dispatching 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds.
Diesel options include a 190hp 2.0-liter that strikes 0-62mph in eight seconds and returns a promised 52mpg. A stronger six-cylinder 3.0-liter diesel features 265hp and may race from 0-62mph in a rapid 5.8 moments and will return up to a claimed 47mpg. All X3s will be fitted using an eight-speed automated gearbox and all-wheel drive as regular while works such as automatic cruise control and lane keeping assistance will be offered.
2018 BMW X3 Prices and Available
The X3 goes on sale on 11 November 2017. Entry-level versions will cost from £38,800, while high performance M40i models could set you back from the region of £50, 000.