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Updated BMW X3 unveiled

Updated BMW X3 unveiled

BMW tweaks hugely popular X3 and adds a new diesel engine to the range.

There’s no doubting BMW’s move into the SUV market a decade or so ago was a masterstroke.

On the cusp of the SUV popularity surge, the X3 has become one of the famous German marques most popular offerings and continues to be a favourite among Australian luxury car buyers.

Updated BMW X3 unveiled
Exterior changes are reasonably subtle.

Now BMW has unveiled some tweaks on a new third generation X3, in a move sure to keep the model humming along.

Unveiled overnight in Germany, the refreshed BMW X3 features a range of four diesel and three petrol engines, with outputs ranging from 110kW to 230kW. Joining the range is a new 2.0 litre diesel power plant that produces 140kW.

While other changes include:

  • Modified twin circular headlights
  • Refreshed grille and new front and rear bumpers
  • Additional use of chrome in the cabin
  • New exterior colours
  • New upholstery designs
Updated BMW X3 unveiled
The cabin of the new third-generation BMW X3.

Final Australian pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed by BMW Australia, we’ll pass those when confirmed.

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Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.