Third-gen BMW X3 coming soon
Unveiled overnight in Europe, the new third-generation BMW X3 will welcome a line-up of improved engines, as well as new features and tech.
While we are still awaiting confirmation of a plug-in hybrid version.
There’s also a new engine coming into the popular BMW SUVs range – a 2.0 litre petrol and a new performance flagship - the M40i.
The M40i will be the first M Performance X3 offered.
2018 BMW X3 Engine Range (at launch):
- X3 xDrive20d – 141kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel
- X3 xDrive30d – 197kW/620Nm 3.0 litre six-cylinder turbo-diesel
- X3 M40i – 270kW/500Nm 3.0 litre six-cylinder turbo-petrol
All engines will be mated to eight-speed auto transmissions.
External styling hasn’t changed dramatically and external dimensions remain the same, however the new X3 does boast a slightly longer wheelbase (+5cm).
New LED fog lamps and a ‘chunkier’ kidney grille are the main changes up front, while BMW has also added LED’s taillights and twin exhaust pipes.
Inside the cabin, BMW tell us they have upped the look and feel and added three-zone automatic climate control as standard.