2018 BMW X3 promises new design and powertrain


Next model – 2018 BMW X3 will be the third generation of this popular compact crossover SUV. Typically, the average BMW model produces around 7 years (including restyling). If the Germans will not change its principles, the new BMW is due out in the second half of 2017 as a 2018 model.

BMW X3 (2018) will be equipped with a four-cylinder and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The crossover will be sold as a rear wheel drive (SDrive) as well as in the traditional version with four-wheel drive – xDrive.

2018 BMW X3 release date

Is expected to release a new crossover at the end of 2017

Release date: late 2017

Also read about the 2017 Mazda CX-9 release date

2018 BMW X3 price

Cost of the 2018 model year X3 is likely to grow slightly. So, we can expect that the basic trim crossover will be sold for about $41,000.

2018 BMW X3 redesign

The third generation of X3 crossover is codenamed G01. If we pay attention to the SUV images, it can be concluded that the new model is not too much different from the current version of the size and body lines. However, there is a suspicion that technical engineers is testing the car  on the basis of the current version, and therefore the appearance of the car can be another (probably the test “mule” vehicle depicted).

It is expected that the car will get narrower headlights, brand new rear end and alloy wheels of the new design. In the profile it will resemble the current generation model.

Interior of the new car will change significantly. There will be more details of the larger X5, and generally improve the quality of the interior. The top-end trims will have new gadgets and a higher level of comfort.

Look at the 2017 Toyota Sienna redesign

2018 BMW X3 video

2018 BMW X3 specs

Starting with the new BMW X3 2018, the German brand will use the new scalable “CLAR” platform, which began to be used in the manufacture of new-generation 7-series. Ultimately, this platform will be used in the production of new models of the 3-series, 6-series and BMW X2. True, in contrast to the 7-series, where the body structure uses carbon fiber, one should not expect that the engineers will use carbon fiber in the manufacture of the lower models.

The new BMW X3 model will compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5. The crossover will be equipped with a standard four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 2.0 liter displacement.  Powerful six-cylinder engine of 3.0 liters will not be forgotten, which may have to be changed, so that the car will be more powerful and more economical. Due to the fact that the leaves BMW three-liter engine, which will receive the update, we expect the entry of new versions of the crossover, such as M40i XDRIVE with the engine producing 350 hp.

Read about specifications of the future 2018 BMW X5


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2018 BMW X3 will get updated appearance, similar to larger X5. It also get a new powerful engines, making it the fastest compact SUV on the market.

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