2018 Bmw X3 Release Date USA
The BMW X3 2018 has been redesigned, and now uses the current BMW design language and offers a new M performance model that looks a bit more aggressive than other pedestrian variants. Let’s take a look at the third generation X3 and see how the design develops inside and outside.
2018 Bmw X3 Release Date USA
2018 Bmw X3 Overview
The BMW X3 is one of the classic American Bimmers, produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the X4, X5 and X6. For model year 2018, BMW has launched a number of updates on smallish utility vehicles, both inside and outside.
Let’s start from the outside: The silhouette is very similar. The headlights are slightly sharper, and available with optional LED projectors. LED back lights are also slimmer. While the overall length is almost the same, the wheelbase is 2.2 inches longer, reducing overhangs and adding interior space. This will be the first BMW crossover in the US that comes with a 2 inch trailer mounted in the factory as well.
The interior is not much different from what you find on other new BMW models. There are three spoke steering wheels, digital partial cluster gauges, overall hexagonal design elements and standard sport seats. Choose Luxury Package, and you can have a look with the dashboard upholstered, along with two finish colors on the front and rear bumpers.
BMW sees fit to add some new comforts to the people in it. An automatic three zone climate control is available, and the rear seats can be tilted separately. There is a long-distance release to fold the third row, extending cargo capacity from 28.7 cubic feet to 62.7. Ventilated seats are now an option, and moonroof panorama glass is 9.8 inches longer than before. The expanded ambient lighting package transforms the interior into Miami nightclubs in one of six different colors.
Do not think that BMW forgot about in-car technology. 2018 X3 packs the latest iteration BMW iDrive infotainment system. Opting for the full navigation package gives the driver a 10.25 inch touch screen with excessive physical controls on the center console. Gesture controls from Series 7 and Series 5 are optional, such as a head-up screen that is 75 percent larger than before. Like the Series 5, Apple CarPlay can be involved wirelessly.
The latest BMW vehicles, including the X3, will be able to send messages about future dangers with car-to-car communications. There is also a Wi-Fi 4G LTE hotspot capable of supporting up to 10 devices.
2018 Bmw X3 Performance
The X3 xDrive30i base comes with 2.0 liter, turbocharged I4, good for 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the standard and eight-speed automatic all-wheel drive, the speed will reach 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and continue to drive up to 130 mph.
If that’s not enough for you, BMW has added a variant M Performance on the X3 M40i.. This one packs 3.0 liter, turbocharged I6, with 355 horsepower output and 369 pound-feet of torque. AWD and eight speeds are still standard, but the 0-60 time drops to 4.6 seconds, and the top speed jumps to 155 mph.
Prices have not been announced, but will be revealed as we move closer to the 2018 X3 launched this November.