From BMW kitchen come the new X3 with some changes compared to current model. First of all, the 2018 BMW X3 will be roomier and more sophisticated. That means that engineers will introduce smarter technologies. Furthermore, this luxury compact crossover enters the third generation which brings the lighter body. New X3 is going with codename G01 and adopts CLAR modular platform. It is no secret that this platform is flexible and also installed in new X5 and X7. This interesting introduction we can finish with plug-in hybrid drive and more efficient system which saves your money. When you underscore the all, then you realize that every invested penny is worth gold. It returns value which you feel in everyday traffic. After test last year, new X3 goes in the dealer’s network and it will be available for buyers during 2017.
2018 BMW X3 Exterior Updates
What can we say about the exterior? At the first glance, you can notice something bigger kidney grille on the front fascia. In fact, the carmaker introduces new LED strips instead of bulbs. Now it looks more modern than earlier. The shape of the headlights gets “C” line. Below you can find round fog lights. In addition, changes are visible in air dam position and size. The designers are investing the effort to paint every detail in body color. The 2018 BMW X3 takes some updates on the sides. Somewhat sharper looks with lines which are curving from front wheel arches toward rear fender. By the way, rests of sides stayed unchanged. Especially door panels, five-spoke wheels etc. Finally, rear end also gets new tweaks and two exhaust pipes.
2018 BMW X3 Interior
We gain the impression that the interior of the new 2018 BMW X3 is more refined than ever. If you look closer then you see perfection in every detail. First of all, new steering wheel with new shape and commands are unbelievable. Further, they put the main focus on the digital instrumental panel. The observer can also notice new control knob in the central console. The equipment includes new infotainment system which will be displayed on two separate screens. The area of the cabin is big. However, if you need additional cargo space then it can be expanded by the folding the rear seats.
2018 BMW X3 Specification
As we said in the introduction, the star in the specification is plug-in hybrid power. The 2018 BMW X3 combines turbo 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with an electric motor. The batteries have extended the lifetime and are resistant to various weather conditions. The manufacturer besides gasoline engines provides and diesel variation. In addition, you can select powerful 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 300 horsepower. For people who need more power M badge gives a whopping 425 horsepower. The mechanical layout is completely same, and further, there are no surprises.
2018 BMW X3 Price
Prices do not differ much from the current. We talk about small increase which amounts $1,000. Usually, it will be around $40,000. Key competitors are Audi Q5 and Land Rover Evoque.