The 2018 BMW X3 is expected to be one of the most intriguing luxury compact SUV. The Germans are arguably among the top-ranking manufacturers of high-end luxury vehicles. Its BMW is one of leading brand and each year they surprise the world with a new model. The 2018 year is bound to feature new models and redesigns with the BMW X3 leading the pack. The 2018 BMW X3 will feature subtle changes and state of the art improvements and redesigns as compared to the 2017 model. One of the most distinctive features being the upgraded iDrive interface with the optional navigation system.
2018 BMW X3 – Changes in Design:
The X3 design continues to change with each new release over the years. The exterior looks more luxurious thanks to the brushed aluminum of the xLine. Additionally, the headlights and taillights have undergone a revision with new styling. The X3 features a power tailgate and with a deeper dig into your pocket you get the optional moonroof. You will also get the standard power folding mirrors and a rearview camera. If you wish to go for a more aggressive look, the M sport bigger wheels and an aerodynamic package will do it for you. The 2018 BMW X3 also features rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The new BMW X3 interior goes as wild as your budget allows you. First and foremost the 2018 X3 which has a 2row/5 passenger configuration features and elegant genuine leather upholstery. Additionally, you will get to enjoy heated front seats. As a crossover SUV, the X3 has also a spacious cargo room. Also, there is enough legroom even on the rear seats. On the dash, you get to enjoy a wide range of entertainment beginning with the 9-speakers audio stereo. This also allows Bluetooth streaming, USB input and AM/FM/CD functionalities.
2018 BMW X3 – Powertrain Capabilities:
The 2018 X3 features an impressive standard rear wheel drive 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder inline engine that delivers 240 HP. If you feel you need more power, there is an option for an all-wheel 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder that delivers an impressive 300 HP at 5800 rpm and 300lb-ft of torque at 1750-2750rpm.
Optionally, the new model features a 2-liter diesel engine that has a better fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. All the X3 SUVs feature a smooth shifting automatic 8-speed transmission. One exciting feature of the X3 is that the engine stops when the driver hits the brake and immediately restarts when he lifts his foot off the brake pedal. However, if you find this restarts annoying, you can simply turn it off by the press of a button. The 2018 X3 is expected to do 0-60 in about 5.3 seconds and have a top speed of 127 mph.
2018 BMW X3 – Price and Development:
The 2018 BMW X3 is expected to start at slightly under $40,000 for the standard rear wheel drive 2.0-liter turbo.For the top line 3.0 6 cylinders, you will be required to cough a few more dollars with its MSRP starting at $49,000. Just to point out, all these prices are starting points, a fully loaded xDrive35i could spike to as high as $60,000. The BMW X3 base price is in the same bracket as that of its immediate rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, and Jaguar F-pace. The 2018 BMW X3 is expected to be in the market early 2017.