Excessively popular BMW X3 may enter to its next technology for the 2018 model year. That mid-size crossover SUV wins the hearts of its consumers with practicality, high-quality magnificent cabin but additionally with a strong performance, performance and receptive handling. However, the upcoming 2018 BMW X3 promises to be better on all fronts.
WHAT WILL BE CHANGED?
The new technology X3 is expected to evolve in lighter, more spacious model with sharper styling and better powertrains. The latest BMW technology will also come with the new platform but performance M edition, as well as plug-in hybrid edition, should follow.
2018 BMW X3: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new 2018 BMW X3 may enter to the new technology based on the new light, scalable CLAR -architecture. This platform had its introduction in the 2016 7-Series and new X3 may be the first SUV adopting this design while the X5 and X7 may follow. The new platform will help this model to eliminate some of its weight (around 220 lbs) while is likewise suitable with the plug-in hybrid powertrain and new technology.
As for the styling of the new X3, the prototype that has been discovered lately implies an progress toward sharper-sculpted design. The model may carry on with the split kidney grille design but devices look to have grown a bit. Slim headlights with LED highlights may bracket the grille and top bumper are certain to get greater intakes. Model’s page will feature sharp, increasing identity point and flared wheel arches. Somewhat lower roofline will also give it sportier page appearance.
Interior design will more than likely follow a similar path as the newest BMW models. The dash may maintain tablet-like infotainment screen and electronic instrument cluster will soon be in front of the new steering wheel.
BMW will, of course, use the high-quality products and wealthy finishes for model’s interior and supportive seats with energy, heating and ventilating functions can provide utmost. The model also needs to slightly grow in size that’ll open more room for the passengers.
Following BMW’s top-notch interior comfort will soon be cutting-edge connectivity and security technology. The model are certain to get enhanced current infotainment and security functions with the inclusion of the new advanced security systems.
2018 BMW X3: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the 2018 BMW X3 can come with a broad range of petrol and diesel units which accessibility may depend on the selected market. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine will generate around 250 hp while a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 should get back around 325 hp.
There will also be a diesel and plug-in hybrid version as well. The plug-in hybrid should use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with electric motors for the total power of around 308 hp, similarly as on the X5 version.
The model will soon be accessible with equally rear- and all-wheel push and it will also get familiar transmission system.
As we claimed early in the day, the M edition will also appear to contend with high-performance competitor models. The model could have more intense appearance, sport-tuned suspension and engine with the 400-plus horsepower output.
2018 BMW X3: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The all-new generation 2018 BMW X3 will be early 2017. Expect the price to begin slightly above the current, from about $42, 000.