It was back in 2003 that BMW founded the new mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment with the launch of the X3. That means the BMW X3 has been a paragon of sporty dynamics, premium ambience and robust agility, coupled with low fuel consumption and emissions, for over 10 years now – racking up sales figures of more than one million units in the process. The second generation of the successful BMW X3 has made a compelling case for itself since its introduction in 2010, boasting the best interior and boot measurements and the greatest versatility in its class.
Dynamic appearance and exclusive ambience.
The new BMW X3 cuts a visually more powerful figure with its new, modified twin circular headlights (LED headlights are optional), a more eye-catching kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators – shining an even brighter spotlight on signature BMW X model design features. A high level of perceived quality and exclusivity also defines the interior of the new BMW X3.
World premiere for the new 2.0-litre diesel unit with 140 kW/190 hp.
The new BMW X3 is available from launch with a choice of four diesel and three petrol engines, with outputs ranging from 110 kW/150 hp to 230 kW/313 hp. The state-of-the-art units with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology guarantee outstanding performance combined with low fuel consumption, and all meet the EU6 exhaust gas standard. At the same time, the output of the X3 xDrive20d (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 5.8–5.4*/5.1–4.8*/5.4–5.0* l/100 km [48.7–52.3/55.4–58.9/52.3–56.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 141–131* g/km), for example, rises from 135 kW/184 hp to 140 kW/190 hp, while the fuel consumption of the automatic version is 7.1 per cent lower than that of its predecessor.
Striking presence on the road.
Aside from its length, which has grown by a single centimetre, the new BMW X3 has the same compact, usable dimensions of its successful predecessor. However, the new BMW X3 comes with a host of exclusive details that accentuate its latest step up in class. At the front end, for example, the newly designed twin circular headlights stand out immediately. They can also be ordered in full-LED specification as an option and, like the optional LED front fog lamps, lend even greater expression to the premium profile of the BMW X3.
Raising everyday functionality yet another notch.
The BMW X3 also builds further on its segment-leading status when it comes to everyday usability and versatility. All BMW X3 models are now fitted as standard with the Radio Professional with Central Information Display and iDrive Controller. Intelligent Emergency Call, meanwhile, takes safety to another new level. When required, this function uses an integrated telephone unit to summon rapid assistance.