All-new mid-size BMW X3 to be priced from $68,900
BMW’s all-new X3 is set to roll into showrooms from November, and the Bavarian car maker is promising new style comfort, technology and lower weight.
Three models will be available from launch: the entry-level BMW X3 xDrive20d from $68,900, the BMW X3 xDrive30i from $75,900 and the range topping BMW X3 xDrive30d which is priced from $83,900. Additional models will follow in 2018, including a thundering X3 M40i to take on the AMG GLC 43.
Headlining tech includes wireless phone charging, a 6.5inch infotainment screen on the base model, a 10inch screen on the more expensive models, a heads up display with a 70 per cent larger surface area, LED headlamps, adaptable LED lamps on the 30 models and a digital instrument cluster on the 30i and 30d.
But perhaps the most important new feature fitted to the all-new BMW X3 is BMW’s CoPilot automated driving system. The system allows the car to drive itself for a period of up to 30 seconds, and forms part of the Driving Assistant Plus package, which is standard on all models bar the 20d. The package also includes adaptive cruise, lane keep assist and emergency braking.
As per many other BMW models, a number of option packages will be available on the new BMW X3 which centre around comfort, convenience and giving your X3 a sport M flavor, should you choose.
Weight is down by around 55kg on the previous model, as BMW has opted to use a mix of high-tensile steels, magnesium and plastics so performance and fuel economy should be improved, too.
An overview of the new BMW X3 range is provided below:
|140kW / 400Nm||8.0sec||5.7L/100km||149g/km|
|185kW / 350Nm||6.3sec||7.6L/100km||174g/km|
|195kW / 620Nm||5.8sec||6.0L/100km||159g/km|