BMW has introduced the all new sportier 2018 X3 Compact SUV in this week at its plant in Spartanburg, SC. The 2018 BMW X3 includes new engines, new features and technology with more ducts and vents for aerodynamics.
The two models for the U.S. market will be the X3 xDrive30i and the X3 M40i, BMW’s first M variant for the X3 lineup. Also, for the first time, BMW offers an optional trailer hitch.
According to BMW the X3, now in its third generation, launched in 2003, the new X3 boasts updated design language, new powerful drive systems, and luxury facilities.
Currently BMW launched the three variants including:
- BMW X3 xDrive20d
- BMW X3 xDrive30d
- BMW X3 M40i
The new X3 SUV is compact and sportier with two fuel-efficient engines. In the 2018 BMW X3 includes a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which creates 248 horsepower (an increase of 8 hp) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbocharged engine in the X3 xDrive30i makes the SUV to run from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.
On the other hand the X3 M40i is powered by the twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine, which produces 355 horsepower and thrusts 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The new model got at least 23% improvement as compared to its predecessor.
The new 2018 BMW X3 inside contained the large and comfortable cabin and seats are standard with 3-zone climate control, and the rear seats recline and release remotely.
The safety feature of 2018 BMW X3 includes a pre-crash accident-detection system.The dash of 2018 BMW X3 makes way for a color head-up display that is 75% larger and a 10.25-in. touch screen with BMW gesture-control technology. A panorama moonroof is 9.8 ins. longer.
The all new 2018 BMW X3 compact and sportier SUV will be available in November 2017.