- New 2017 BMW X3 SUV: details, prices and pics
- Old Vs. New: BMW Shows How The X3 Has Evolved
- BMW X3 Review
- New BMW X3 REVIEW: Does it beat the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60?
New 2017 BMW X3 SUV: details, prices and pics
2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i Full REVIEW, Start Up, Exhaust2017
Image 2 of From launch there will be three models available in the UK: an xDrive20d powered by a bhp 2. A lesser-powered 2. The range will kick off with the SE which will come with inch alloys, climate control, sat-nav and leather seats, while xLine adds more of an off-road look. M Sport models benefit from a range of racier features such as sports seats, and each X3 can be further upgraded with the BMW Individual programme. All models come with LED headlamps, a full leather interior and alloy wheels as standard. Image 3 of
Sadly, some advanced safety kit and high-tech infotainment features cost extra. This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car. You can get it with fancier infotainment gizmos than these cars, too — including gesture-controls which are sure to impress younger passengers. Pick a 2. It feels right at home pottering around town, too, thanks to suspension which irons out bumps in the road nicely. The steering wheel adjusts for height and reach, and the standard-fit sports seats you get on all but entry-level SE cars hold you in place securely without feeling too firm. Unfortunately, lumbar support — to help reduce backache on long drives — costs extra across the BMW X3 range.
The German giant has shifted close to 1. But for the last couple of years the Bavarian off-roader has looked a little past it with big rival Mercedes launching the excellent GLC , Alfa Romeo and Jaguar introducing their desirable Stelvio and F-Pace , and our current favourite, the Volvo XC60 , becoming the new yardstick. But here we try the not so desperately hot diesel: the predicted top-seller, badged 20d. In the X3, though, the auto is the only gearbox offered, and the 20d has enough potential for surprisingly quick and unflustered performance. That goes for the rest of the package. BMW now throws in leather seats with a softer grain, for instance, and the fit and finish is exemplary. While the 2.
The Bavarian company has released a short comparison video, showing the evolution of the SUV in its last two generations, the F25 and G The exterior design is probably where the most notable improvements have occurred, as the somewhat edgy shapes of the second-gen model are replaced by more stylish and slightly more rounded lines. One of most visible changes is the bigger and more expressive kidney grille with active aerodynamic elements, while the reshaped headlights and redesigned air intakes at the front give the new X3 a more mature look. The side profile of the two might seem almost identical, but thanks to small tweaks here and there the drag coefficient has been reduced to impressive 0. Inside the cabin, customers enjoy a much more refined atmosphere with new and higher quality materials, and features like a multi-functional fully-digital instrument cluster, a bigger touchscreen center display with added new applications that can be now controlled by gestures, and a panoramic glass roof.
Old Vs. New: BMW Shows How The X3 Has Evolved
If the X3 had a slightly inauspicious start to life back in that certainly has not held it back since. - About 76, units will be manufactured there annually. As a precursor to the X3, in BMW presented the xActivity concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show featuring the 3 Series platform and a fixed-profile convertible body style with reinforced longitudinal rails connect the A-pillars to the rear of the car on both sides, eliminating B- or C-pillars.
BMW X3 Review
New BMW X3 REVIEW: Does it beat the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60?