BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years
27 June, 2017, 15:16 | Author: Nadine Todd
Like its Spartanburg-built predecessor, the third-generation X3 will be available with either a four- or six-cylinder engine.
BMW X3's journey has spanned 14 years, and two generations.
A new M40i model sits as the X3's flagship, with a 265kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a promised 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds. The former is powered by aa 2.0-liter twin-turbo inline-four producing 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It makes 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Further improvements have also been made to the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and the BMW xDrive intelligent all- wheel-drive system to add efficiency, according to the company. As for its inside design, we will see numerous technology features and styling of the new 5-Series.
Thanks to an extended wheelbase, the X3 has better legroom levels than before, while interior storage has also been improved.
Externally, the front has received a serious makeover courtesy of a new, wider grille and bolder headlights.
Being an all-new model, the styling, or lack of depending on your viewpoint, has been "completely redesigned" from the ground up. Even the ground clearance has come down by 7mm, to 204mm.
The standard xLine design on base models includes trim elements in satin aluminum and silver matte, 18-inch alloy wheels and all-season run flat tires. The top-of-the-line M40i takes things one step with flared fenders. BMW has optimised the space inside the new model allowing it to have a total 550-litre boot space which is extendable up to 1,600-litres with the rear seats folded down. However, one sure way to spot the X3 is at the front - it lacks the round fog lamps on the bumper between the headlamps and the lower intakes, a signature that both the X1 and X5 sport. The new Driving Dynamics Control toggle switch now also offers Adaptive Mode when the vehicle is equipped with Dynamic Damper Control in addition to configurations such as, ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes.
Buyers will be able to order it with BMW's Display Key, an upgraded infotainment system with gesture control and a new Head-Up Display system that's said to be unrivalled in terms of graphics and resolution. The Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Assistant and Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection all form part of the optional Driving Assistant Plus safety package and work via active steering inputs.
On sale in November and priced from £38,800, the third-generation X3 is expected to continue the success of the model line. While pricing won't be announced until closer to the on-sale date, we'd wager that the 2018 X3's new engines, additional technology, and standard all-wheel-drive system will result in a compact BMWcrossoverSUV that wears a starting price that's thousands more than the $41,045 fee asked for today's least expensive rear-wheel-drive X3.
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