Exceedingly popular BMW X3 may enter to its next generation for the 2018 model year. That mid-size crossover SUV wins the hearts of its buyers with practicality, top quality magnificent cottage but also with a strong performance, performance and receptive handling. But, the upcoming 2018 BMW X3 promises to be better on all fronts.
WHAT WILL BE CHANGED?
The new generation X3 is expected to evolve in lighter, more spacious model with clearer style and better powertrains. The latest BMW technology may also come with the new platform but performance M variation, as well as plug-in cross variation, should follow.
2018 BMW X3: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new 2018 BMW X3 may enter to the new generation centered 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 that framework while the X5 and X7 may follow. The new platform will support this model to eliminate some of its fat (around 220 lbs) while will also be appropriate with the plug-in hybrid powertrain and new technology.
As for the styling of the new X3, the prototype that was spotted recently suggests an evolution toward sharper-sculpted design. The model may carry on with the split kidney grille design but models seem to own grown a bit. Slender headlights with LED decorations may bracket the grille and front fender will get greater intakes. Model’s page will feature sharp, rising personality point and flared wheel arches. Somewhat lower roofline may also give it sportier page appearance.
Interior design will more than likely follow a similar path as the newest BMW models. The dash may hold tablet-like infotainment screen and electronic instrument bunch will soon be in front of the new steering wheel.
BMW will, of course, use the high-quality resources and rich finishes for model’s interior and loyal seats with energy, heat and ventilating functions can provide utmost. The model must also somewhat develop in size that will start more room for the passengers.
Following BMW’s top-notch interior comfort will soon be cutting-edge connectivity and security technology. The model will get upgraded 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 will come with a broad range of petrol and diesel units which accessibility may rely 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 cross version as well. The plug-in cross should use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with electrical engines 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 drive and it may also get familiar transmission system.
As we said earlier in the day, the M variation may also appear to contend with high-performance competitor models. The model could have more hostile appearance, sport-tuned suspension and engine with the 400-plus hp output.
2018 BMW X3: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The all-new generation 2018 BMW X3 comes into play early 2017. Expect the price to start somewhat above the current, from around $42, 000.