BMW has officially unveiled a new crossover X3 2018 [specifications, photos]
2018 BMW X3 official info and HD pictures
A considerable number of people have been waiting for this moment, and BMW did not disappoint! Today at 9:30 a.m., in the USA, at the plant in Spartanburg, which will be a crossover BMW, was held its official premiere.
The BMW was an embarrassment, Hong Kong company website accidentally published the exterior of the BMW X3 of new generation, including the high-end version M40i. Unintentional leakage of important photos were able to quickly cover the world’s automotive media has managed to absorb all the necessary information and publish it this weekend. Material on the topic of the new BMW X3, you can read on our website 1GAI.RU:
2018 BMW X3 First official photos and all the details
Well, today we witnessed the official presentation and got full access to all available information about the new product.
What an interesting and unusual new BMW X3?
The new mid-size crossover BMW X3 received the evolutionary appearance and the revolutionary changes in the technical component. This can be considered a victory for BMW on the classical evolutionary approach and another milestone in the development of the next generation crossover, the time clearly has come for a serious update X3!
The new BMW X3 – an attempt of the German brand once again to stand in one rank with their more nimble competitors, the same Audi that developed the urban SUV and Q5 premium medium SUV Volvo XC60, which appeared recently blew up the automobile community like a bomb, due to its extraordinary approach to the new model.
How much will it cost BMW X3?
X3 should go on sale in Europe in November this year and it is, by assumption, automotive analysts are asking in the ruble equivalent from 2.954.502 rubles, which is more expensive than the current prices in the EU almost 350 thousand rubles.
Thus, most likely the cost of the basic version and in Russia will begin with the area of about 3 million rubles. Today, the model is from 2.780.000 rubles.
The most expensive European model is supposed to cost customers on our money about 3.896.782 rubles. We have at the moment is the top version of the X3 comes with 250 powerful 3.0 litre diesel engine at a cost of 3.740.000 rubles.
Thus, the model can rise at least 250 – 300 thousand roubles, under the condition brand new filling the crossover is a justified overpayment.
Technical characteristics of BMW X3
How has changed the structure of the body and the appearance of an SUV?
The third-generation X3 will be 55 kg lighter than the car it replaces. At the core of the SUV went to the new platform BMW CLAR, which it shares with the BMW 5-Series sedan.
The exterior of the SUV has changed and if we consider these changes in comparison with previous generations of the X3, they are strong and has propelled the car forward. But if you take the entire range of SUV from Bavaria, it would appear that the novelty seemed to come back into the past, becoming literally a logical continuation of the BMW X5! Literally the same dimensions, very similar proportions, the presence of diverse lines of the body that give the car look lean, athletic and muscular. This X3 is hard to call him the first generation, when it went to series 14 years ago.
Thus, propose that BMW has gone this way for loyal longtime fans of the brand and style crossovers familiar to every fan of BMW. Very interesting and in our opinion a good move. Support loyalty and creating looks in favor of buyers tells about the soundness of the marketing policy of promotion of their product.
The engines of the BMW X3 2018
Since the launch in Europe, and then over time, and will come to Russia three models:
xDrive20d with a 2.0 litre diesel engine producing 187 HP.
xDrive30d, which will be used 262 strong 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel, and of course the long awaited model M-Performance, which first appears as M40i model, under its hood will be installed 355 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter six-cylinder gasoline engine.
Less powerful model with 2.0 liter turbo engine under the badge xDrive20i will join the lineup later.
At the moment we know about three trim levels: SE, xLine and M Sport.
In the minimum European the SE configuration the car will get 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control, satellite navigation, leather seats etc.. xLine opposite will be more off-road option package.
Not difficult to guess that the sport model M Sport will benefit from the installation of a powerful engine and sport enhancements, including a “racing” seats. BMW intends to offer a rich set of options to individualize each of the configurations.
All models for Europe will be equipped with led headlights, leather interior and alloy wheels as standard.
Customization X3 of the third generation
Branded “nostrils” radiator filesresearch become more. In other matters, all of the elements of the front of the bigger, better-drawn and executed, but they alternate with soft and very striking classic lines inherent in BMW cars.
A long hood with rectangular elements and the same line passing through the bottom of the doors X3, give the impression of aggressiveness and speed.
At the rear of the BMW also uses multiple design elements to create an attractive updated appearance. Not the last role in this ensemble play of the headlights and taillights, the latter especially look favorably on the new product.
As we said earlier, the style is changed from configuration to configuration. xLine version to get a stylish appearance with plastic covers and rigid elements, designed for hard use on the back roads.
The M Sport has a more aggressive, sporty additions, painted in body color and is designed to work with wind flow speeds.
What has changed in the new X3 from a technical point of view?
And so, outside we have a moderate but important updates appearance. Inside just shows the new crossover has changed significantly. This applies to both the platform and used it to technical improvements.
The design of the Central console has received a hexagonal shape, quality of materials used is even more improved, soft plastic, expensive leather, fitting details as always on top, all done no worse than the legislator-quality interior – the Audi Q5.
As in the BMW 5-Series, X3 are present, the ambient lighting in six different colors, among the options of improving the information content and technology, BMW offers the use of a projection display, acoustic front windscreen, climate control with air aromatization (up to eight different flavors), ventilated seats and a large panoramic sunroof, which is even over the rear passengers.
Other extras include BMW Display Key (this key is made on the concept of the smartphone, which gives much information about the car and the alarm is, however, no automatic Parking system like on the BMW 5 and 7 Series), plus a crossover can be installed gesture control.
Rear passengers to meet the wide sofa, and overhead space will be enough for tall people. The standard seat is folded in the proportions 40:20:40.
The X3 trunk is not inferior to their rivals. 550 liters, which is the same as in Q5 and the Mercedes GLC and 100 litres less than the Jaguar F-Pace. With the seats folded the volume increases to around 1,600 litres. The same at Mercedes, Audi is inferior, and Jaguar, as before ahead of.
Graceful sister X3, model X4 should get the same upgrade a few months later.
Pictures of BMW X3 2018