BMW X3 2018 - Photos
The update of the German SUV is ready and with it, the X3 becomes more modern, technological, and striking. The BMW X3 is one of the best-selling SUVs on the market and its current generation, present since 2017, has become a benchmark within its segment, although the brand's efforts continue to improve sales, so today we have known its update. Now, the German SUV is more technological, efficient, and attractive.
The mid-size SUV now sports a more modern aesthetic that gives it a more imposing presence on the road, with visual elements that have changed both at the front and the rear, not to mention some components that were previously associated with the X Line package. , but which are now included as standard. These are the underbody protections and specific side moldings. In addition, the X3 features a larger, one-piece front grille, new headlights, and redesigned bumpers, not forgetting the horizontal shapes of the tailgate, full LED lights, and brand-new tailpipes.
Inside the vehicle, we can also find significant changes since the German brand has chosen to introduce the central console of the current BMW 4 Series, sports seats with new upholstery, three-zone climate control, and a 10.25-inch central screen - optionally it can grow up to 12.3. The decorative moldings have also changed and the BMW Live Cockpit Plus is now offered as standard, while the infotainment system has been completely updated, i.e. Operating System 7.0. of the German brand. The factory instrument cluster has a 5.1-inch screen in the center, but optionally this can be replaced by a 12.3-inch fully digital one.
The BMW X3 is offered with three diesel and three gasoline engines.
The BMW X3 offers a complete line of powertrains as part of the brand's Power of Choice strategy, for which it offers a series of varied mechanics, be it fuel-efficient gasoline units, diesel engines with 48 volts, the plug-in hybrid X3 xDrive30e (292 hp and 50 kilometers of electric range) and now also the electric iX3. The main novelty comes with the light hybridization of 48 volts to the range of gasoline engines, both in four and six cylinders. In this way, the German SUV is offered with the versions xDrive20d (190 CV), xDrive30d (286 CV), and M40d (340 CV), as regards diesel, while the gasoline options are thexDrive20i (184 hp), xDrive30i (245 hp) and M40i (360 hp). Above all is the X3 M.
Regardless of the chosen engine, BMW only offers the updated X3 with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, the sports version of this change being reserved for the M40i and M40d, which includes paddles behind the wheel and the Launch Control function. The perfect complement is the xDrive all-wheel drive, with a deviation in the distribution of torque towards the rear axle that improves driving dynamics.
Last but not least, it is worth noting the presence for the first time of the Driving Assistant Professional, which includes different types of driving assistance such as improved adaptive cruise control, rear collision alert, evasion assistant, steering assistant, and lane control, among others. In addition, the Parking Assistant Plus now includes the reverse assistant and the BMW Drive Recorder function is also available as an option, which takes care of recording videos around the vehicle.
The facelift of the BMW X3 will go into production in August and prices are still unknown.