The 2018 BMW X3 is going to represent the third generation of this luxurious crossover SUV. The automaker has recorded impressive sales record in the last few years with the X3 series, probably due to its stylish interior and exterior design as well as a powerful engine. The new X3 will feature new updates which will make it more remarkable compared to the current model. Consumers should expect major replacements as well as updates. While the 2015 BMW X3 meets most of the consumer’s needs, you should expect the new version to be even much efficient, versatile and luxurious. It will be fully redesigned with the latest BMW technology, more interior space, and a sportier exterior outlook.
2018 BMW X3 – Impressive Look:
The vehicle is going to adopt the CLAR modular design which is expected to shed much of its weight. The body chassis features the lightweight design, thanks to the lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel. The 2018 BMW X3 will be fitted with a new front fascia similar to that of BMW series design. Both the headlights and rear lights will be updated with LED lighting technology. Other updates will be featured on the grille and under the new grille, there is a new bumper with enlarged air vents for better engine cooling. Expect rounded fog lights, new corner vents, and horizontal louvers. The BMW X3 2018 will ride on standard 20-inch aluminum alloy double-five-spoke wheels.
Sporty Interior Design:
When it comes to the interior, the cabin looks stylish and modern with the latest infotainment and technological features. All the seats will adopt genuine leather material which will also be extended on the dashboard, steering wheels and the door trims. Other sections of the interior will feature high-quality wood materials. The new infotainment feature a larger infotainment screen where most of the car’s features will be operated. Among the standard interior features for the 2018 BMW X3 include modern air conditioner, Wi-Fi, satellite navigation system, automatic climate control, smartphone integration and others. The interior offers sufficient seating space with enough headroom and leg space to enhance comfort. It will be capable of accommodating up to 5 adult passengers.
The 2018 BMW X3 will be also offered with a premium audio system featuring compatible USB ports, HD satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety features and driver assistance equipment include premium safety belts, quality airbags, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning system, automatic emergency braking system among others.
2018 BMW X3 – Powertrain Configuration:
The 2018 BMW X3 will be offered with both diesel and gasoline engines as well as a hybrid powertrain. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit with a capacity of 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The second powertrain is a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder V-6 engine which is more powerful and economical. It will be paired to 8-speed automatic gearbox and is capable of producing up to 300 horsepower. There are also rumors that BMW will offer a plug-in hybrid four-cylinder gasoline unit featuring an electric motor. The car will appeal to most car enthusiast with an impressive acceleration of 0 t0 60 miles to 5.3 seconds. Both engines will be offered with all-wheel drive (AWD) and front wheel drive frameworks.
2018 BMW X3 – Release Date, Price, and Competition:
The BMW has not yet announced the official release date and pricing for the new 2018 BMW X3. However, consumers are anticipating that the vehicle will be released at the end of this year or at the start of 2018. The base MSRP is approximated at $40,000. Finally, the list of competitors includes Acura RDX, Jaguar F-Pace, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Infiniti QX50 and Porsche Macan.