The X3 model from BMW Company is an excellent vehicle, and this model had a lot of sales in the past. That is probably because of its luxury, elegance, efficient engine, stylish exterior, and comfortable cabin. Now, you can imagine how the newest X3 will look like if BMW says that almost everything will be improved compared to the already remarkable current model. The most recent 2018 BMW X3 will be next generation of this great vehicle, and according to BMW, it will be the best model so far. They say that we can expect a lot of improvements and new things. Some system will be replaced, some will be updated. The exterior will be a bit different, and the cabin will provide more comfort. This great model will probably arrive sometime next year. We don’t know the exact date, but we assume that will hit the dealerships in the second half of the year. Stay with us, and find out something more about it.
2018 BMW X3 Changes
The exterior design of the newly X3 model will be, as always from BMW, very elegant and luxurious. At November 8, we received some spy photos of this model and heard a couple of details. It was camouflaged of course, but certainly less than in December 2015. We will try to present you its exterior design as best as we can. Altogether, we can assume how the new model will look like. First of all, we have to say that in general, new 2018 BMW X3 will be certainly more aggressive and stylish than the current one. The front fascia is of course very appealing and recognizable.
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The front grille will remain the same kidney grille as before, but it will be a bit larger this time. The headlights will also have similar units. However, it will be a bit different beyond the lens. The system that powers all the lights on the vehicle will be updated with well-known LED technology. Under the grille, a large front bumper is provided. The corner vents will be a bit shorter this time while the horizontal louver will run from side to side. Also, the rounded fog lights will be in the same spot as before, just a bit under the headlights. According to rendering photos, at the sides, there is going to be dual-five-spoke wheels. These wheels will be 19-inches, and optionally 20-inches aluminum wheels.
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New BMW X3 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the forthcoming model will be also very elegant, and the comfort will be better than in the previous model. According to BMW, this model has a cabin with better comfort than before. Of course, the design of the interior will most likely remain the same as before. All seats inside will use top quality leather, and we can also expect leather on the dash, door trims, and steering wheels. Besides leather, new 2018 BMW X3 will have some elegant wooden parts on the dashboard, as well as some aluminum parts.
Everything inside is perfectly fitted and it is quite easy to manage with all the system inside. At the steering wheel, we have a lot of buttons, and the infotainment system will be updated(see photo). Most of the dashboard will remain exactly the same as before. Under the infotainment screen, which is a pretty big, we can expect two center vents, just like as before. The dimensions inside are pretty much the same as before, because this model will use the same CLAR platform.
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Engine and Performance
When it comes to engine, the latest 2018 BMW X3 will be offered with a range of diesel and gasoline engines and we can also expect a plug-in hybrid. There is no so much official information about the drivetrain, and that is all that we know so far. The current X3 has 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger with the capability of generating up to 240 horsepower. This model also has a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that has a capability of delivering up to 300 horsepower. One more engine is available and that is a four-cylinder diesel with a capability of producing up to 180 ponies.
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Some rumors suggest that the newest X3 will share the engines with the most recent 3-series. If that is true, then we can expect 4-cylinder gasoline and also B58 modular 3.0-liter inline-6 engines. Very good news for all fans of fast models is the addition of the high-performance version of X3 model. Yes! That means that we can expect X3 M variant very soon. Finally, about transmission, it will be 8-speed Steptronic or M-performance with gearshift program tuning.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new BMW X3 2018 will be probably in the second half of 2017. When we talk about the prices, this model will have a starting price of around $40.000 which is just an increase of $1.000 compared to the current model. Some of its main rivals are Mercedes-AMG GLC43, Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5 3.0, Audi Q5 2.0, Mercedes GLC300.
2018 BMW X3 spy shots