The new and redesigned BMW X3 is coming deeper to the debut which is expected in impending months. Bavarian Sports Activity Vehicle code-named G01 had been noticed several times while testing in the city but BMW also released a set of pictures showing this model while performing tests in cold temperatures conditions anywhere in the Sweden. From what we know up to now and what we can see from the pictures, the third generation 2018 BMW X3 G01 could be more aggressively formed and larger. But despite greater, new version will undoubtedly be light and more efficient. Expect also the plug-in hybrid as well as the M-badged version to follow the four- and six- cylinder diesel and petrol-powered models.
2018 BMW X3 G01: DESIGN, PLATFORM
Despite that all pictures we have showing the prototype covered with the swirly two-tone camo, it is obvious that 2018 BMW X3 G01 is more aggressively formed than the version it replaces. Model’s nose is angled toward the ground and the hood has more intense creases. The new X3 also sports the massive separate help grille and modernized headlights. The front bumper also properties greater air intakes and more intense approach can be recognized on model’s profile. The strong figure line running over the side cells and the rear quarter part of the roof line appear to be lower. The rear part adopts similar taillights as the X1 and physical bumper.
Bellow the athletic new page metal, the new X3 move 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 firmer design letting also an implementation of the latest protection, infotainment and ease features. The new platform will also stay on the longer wheelbase. The model is likewise both longer and wider and therefore roomier inside. Nevertheless, despite greater in proportions, the new X3 must be around 220 pounds light and therefore more efficient.
Inside the cabin, the new X3 can be a familiar place. Nevertheless, a longer wheelbase and wider stance will give you more relaxed rear comfort. The model must also come with the newly designed instrument panel. On the other give, we must assume similar design of the audio and HVAC controls as well as atop of dash mounted infotainment display.
2018 BMW X3 G01: POWERTRAINS
The new generation 2018 BMW X3 G01 can get the motivation from the updated turbocharged and primary inserted 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 available along side with the B58 turbo right six petrol.
The transmissions must can be found in forms of 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic units. Of course, the sDrive rear-wheel and xDrive all-wheel drive models will be available.
As well as that, BMW also assured to offer the plug-in version 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 productivity 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 about 425.
2018 BMW X3 G01: ARRIVAL
BMW is still tight-lipped about model’s introduction and price. Nevertheless, the 2018 BMW X3 G01 is expected to separate covers in June. It should make the official premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It should attack dealerships in October. The M range topper must arrive nearer to mid-2018.