EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
eboutcar.co – The new 2018 BMW X3 has become a favourite model in the category of SUV vehicles. As we have already said, the new X3 comes fully redesigned. BMW is a car that has its own recognizable style. It is a combination of elegance, luxury and sophistication with a touch of sporty charm. The new model will keep the well known BMW’s look of kidney grille. LED lights will be somewhat different, while the round fog lights shall retain its shape. Openings will be a bit shorter and they will receive the insert body color. The roof of the new 2018 BMW X3 will be equipped with a moon roof that is large enough to provide a great view of the sky to the passengers who sit in the front part of the car, as well as to those who sit back. The 2018 BMW X3 will have an auto dimming glass. Its standard wheels will be 18 inch. When it comes to the interior of the new 2018 BMW X3 we can expect only the best. Control panel will be slightly higher than the previous model and it will be above the instrument panel. The touchscreen will be also slightly higher than before. The steering wheel has been wrapped in leather upholstery. Seats have been upholstered with the highest quality artificial skin. Inside the new 2018 BMW X3 position of the seats will provide enough legroom and headroom for the passengers, and the back seats will have the possibility of bending.
Should I buy a 2017 model instead?
If you’re cool with what is still a pretty cool crossover. Leveraging its BMW DNA, the ’17 X3 trails only the Macan and Jaguar F-Type as the best-driving SUV in the class. It’s solidly built, has above-average cargo space, and a trio of laudable engine choices. The rear-drive sDrive28i and all-wheel-drive xDrive28i use an overachieving turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The xDrive35i boasts BMW’s classic inline-six-cylinder, a turbo 3.0-liter with 300 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. With its 2.0-liter turbodiesel four, the xDrive28d rewards with 280 pound-feet of torque and segment-topping fuel economy. All team with an unassailable eight-speed automatic transmission. Every model comes with a power liftgate, LED fog lamps, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and brushed aluminum or real wood interior trim.
Will it have new features?
Yes, primarily in the form of cutting-edge connectivity and autonomous driving. Reports hint of an advanced electrical system to handle the next-wave of safety and infotainment features. Think automatic steering, throttle, and braking. Expect maximum scores again in government crash tests, but introduction of frontal-collision-mitigating autonomous braking to a full stop would help the X3 finally attain coveted Top Safety Pick+ status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More robust Internet and Wi-Fi service is probable. And we certainly hope BMW sees fit to equip every ’18 X3 with a rearview backup camera; continuing to make it part of a $950 Driver Assistance Package seems chintzy. LED headlamps should join or replace available xenons.
2018 BMW X3 ENGINES
We still do not have accurate information when it comes to the new 2018 BMW X3. But what we know so far is that the new model will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger that is capable to deliver 240 horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged that delivers 300 horsepower, and a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine good for 180 horsepower.
What changes will make the 2018 BMW X3 different?
An all-new generation of this premium compact crossover is due in early calendar 2017. It’ll have crisper lines, new gas engines, and a bigger, more luxurious interior. A plug-in hybrid and a high-performance “M” variant will follow. At introduction, the ’18 X3 lineup will return four- and six-cylinder models, as well as a diesel-powered edition. The sDrive30i with rear-wheel drive and the xDrive30i with all-wheel-drive replace the sDrive28i and xDrive28i, the new nomenclature denotes their new four-cylinder engine. Similarly, a new six-cylinder engine will power the xDrive40i, a replacement for the xDrive35i. the diesel version will return as the xDrive28d with its engine largely unchanged. A rival for the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Porsche Macan, and Jaguar F-Pace, among others, the X3 will again fit between the subcompact X2 and midsize X5 in BMW’s crossover lineup.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The new 2018 BMW X3 will cost from $38.950 – $42.450. Its release date should be expected early next year.
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.
2018 BMW X3