Last year, The BMW X3 has had a little rejuvenation. Bavarian carmaker has updated its flagship SUV with a few new aesthetic features, but also with several driving assistance technologies that are now indispensable for any modern car.
In terms of style, we discover new bumpers, a slightly more piercing look and new 3D rear lights. In option front lights can benefit from laser technology to illuminate the road up to 650 meters. The rear diffuser has been modified for a more dynamic look and to incorporate larger exhaust pipes.
BMW indicates customers will be able to choose from 11 different colors, including the new “Skyscraper Gray” hue. As an option, and via BMW Individual, it is possible to dress the SUV in the matt colours “Aventurine Red” and “Tanzanite Blue”.
Inside, there is a digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch central display. The centre console has also been redesigned, as has the centre tunnel with a few changes compared to the outgoing version. The load area remains unchanged, with the X3 boasting a boot volume of 550 litres.
All engines in the restyled BMW X3 are electrified and combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In petrol, there are the 184hp 20i and 360hp M40i versions. In diesel, there are the 18d with 150 hp, 30d with 286 hp and M40d with 340 hp. The xDrive30e plug-in hybrid version has 292 hp. With the latter version, customers can expect to drive around 50km in 100% electric mode.
The BMW X3 starts from 51,750 euros in the 184 hp xDrive20i version. The plug-in hybrid model, which is expected to account for the bulk of sales in France, starts at 61,900 euros.