The new and redesigned BMW X3 is coming closer to the debut which is expected in approaching months. Bavarian Sports Activity Vehicle code-named G01 had been discovered many times while screening in the city but BMW also released a set of pictures showing this model while doing checks in cold weather problems anywhere in the Sweden. From what we know so far and what we could see from the pictures, the third technology 2018 BMW X3 G01 may well be more strongly designed and larger. But despite larger, new variation will soon be light and more efficient. Expect also the plug-in hybrid as well as the M-badged variation to follow the four- and six- cylinder diesel and petrol-powered models.
2018 BMW X3 G01: DESIGN, PLATFORM
Even though all pictures we have showing the prototype protected with the swirly two-tone camo, it is obvious that 2018 BMW X3 G01 is more strongly designed than the version it replaces. Model’s nose is angled toward the ground and the hood has more aggressive creases. The new X3 also sports the massive separate help grille and modernized headlights. The front fender also houses larger air intakes and more aggressive method can be noticed on model’s profile. The strong figure line operating over the side systems and the rear quarter part of the roof line seem to be lower. The rear area adopts related taillights as the X1 and muscular bumper.
Bellow the athletic new page steel, the new X3 transfer to the new platform. The old 3-series structure allows way to the rear-wheel-drive centered, modular CLAR platform. A modern and lighter design of this platform provides light but stiffer framework letting also an implementation of the latest security, infotainment and comfort features. The new platform will also stay on the longer wheelbase. The model will also be both longer and wider and therefore roomier inside. However, despite larger in dimensions, the new X3 must certanly be around 220 pounds light and therefore more efficient.
Inside the cabin, the new X3 can be a familiar place. However, a longer wheelbase and wider position provides more relaxed rear comfort. The model should also come with the newly developed instrument panel. On the other give, we ought to expect related format of the audio and HVAC controls as well as atop of dash mounted infotainment display.
2018 BMW X3 G01: POWERTRAINS
The new technology 2018 BMW X3 G01 can get the motivation from the updated turbocharged and strong shot four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The range of diesel units should include two 2.0-liter B47 engine versions and new-gen 3.0-liter diesel known as B57. A 2.0-liter turbo inline-four petrol engines will also be around alongside with the B58 turbo straight six petrol.
The transmissions should come in forms of 6-speed manual and 9-speed automated units. Of course, the sDrive rear-wheel and xDrive all-wheel drive models will be available.
In addition to that, BMW also assured to offer the plug-in variation in the later phase. Expect the plug-in model to use common engineering combining a 2.0-liter turbo petrol and an electric motor for the total output around 250 hp.
But you should also leave the room for the M performance version. Expect the performance X3 with the 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo and a potential number of ponies around 425.
2018 BMW X3 G01: ARRIVAL
BMW is still tight-lipped about model’s debut and price. However, the 2018 BMW X3 G01 is expected to separate covers in June. It should make the official premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will attack dealerships in October. The M range topper should arrive nearer to mid-2018.